not that old, a bit battered but very interesting.

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not that old, a bit battered but very interesting.

Post by Spearhead » Thu May 16, 2019 3:32 pm

I found this at the weekend on prepared plough land. Found with Nox 800, field 1. it came in at a banging 28. it was about 4" deep. I have only just cleaned it as I thought that it was another Robert Raikes Sunday school medal.
Its another first for me, which after 40 years detecting shows that you must carry on through any lean times.
It is a medallion commemorating the surrender of Napoleon. According to the Greenwich museum these were made in 1815 which I guess makes sense.
The reverse on mine is difficult to make out but according to the Greenwich museum web site it depicts the Northumberland under sail and the Bellerophon at anchor to the right.
I have also shown the images of the museum's own medallion.
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Post by mrcheeky » Thu May 16, 2019 3:39 pm

well done very nice congrats
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Re: not that old, a bit battered but very interesting.

Post by Lowland » Thu May 16, 2019 4:41 pm

Cool historic find ::g
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Post by fred » Thu May 16, 2019 9:06 pm

That's very interesting. ::g
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Re: not that old, a bit battered but very interesting.

Post by Pete E » Thu May 16, 2019 9:18 pm

Interesting find...I recently found the remains of a commemorative medal from one Queen Victoria's
Jubilee's and also just found another fraction of what I think is again is something on the same lines...

May I ask what type of metal yours is made from?

The fragments I have both seem to of some sort of cheap white pot metal rather than anything substantial...
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Re: not that old, a bit battered but very interesting.

Post by Spearhead » Thu May 16, 2019 9:40 pm

Pete E wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Interesting find...I recently found the remains of a commemorative medal from one Queen Victoria's
Jubilee's and also just found another fraction of what I think is again is something on the same lines...

May I ask what type of metal yours is made from?

The fragments I have both seem to of some sort of cheap white pot metal rather than anything substantial...
Thanks Pete,
Mine is cheap white metal, possibly pewter but it was originally gilded of which a fair bit is visible in the flesh so to speak.

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