Metal Detecting Finds Today.

Had a pleasant late morning early afternoon 4 hour hunt today with my Velox One on a local patch. I've been to this area of pasture/woodland many a time and am always amazed how I keep finding stuff. Always been a good spot for military buttons, badges etc, and today it threw up more. Above is a picture of my total good or interesting finds.

So far I have identified this as a Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal. The left flange says BORN 1819, the right flange says CROWNED 1838, With the top flange I can only make out VICTORIA, and the bottom flange I can't make anything out. Possibly has the Jubilee date of 1887 and her marriage date of 1840. My find of the day I think.

I also like this silvery button made with a light alloy type metal. It shows a winged naked man in front of charging horses. In ancient Greek religion and myth, the Anemoi were Greek wind gods who were each ascribed a cardinal direction from which their respective winds came, and were each associated with various seasons and weather conditions.This button shows Boreas, the north wind and bringer of cold winter air,

 This find came out the ground folded in half. I could see it was damaged so nothing to lose by straightening it out. A nice big military badge. Having done a bit of research I think I have it upside down. There would have been a crown on the top and ER in the center. I bet it looked lovely in its day. You can see the size of it in the top first picture.

Three more military buttons and a lion on a crown badge.

Maybe a badge or brooch.

This is a lead item and you can see the war symbol on it, a bit mashed up though.

Two coins, a Georgian grot and an Elizabeth II two shillings dated 1957. I like to clean these up to show detail and date.

1 comment:

  1. Nice finds, not sure how long ago this post was. The rose hook thing is a tudor clothes fastener and your find of the day, very nice i have one almost the same but the text and Queen's image are different. probably dozens if not hundreds of different commemorative medals made. Good luck with future hunts. GS