Mixed bag of finds

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Had a good full day Sunday 14th, quite a varied bag, a copper alloy plate, a mount of sorts perhaps, two roman minims, another roman and a Probus Roman coin, Large token of the Gigantic Wheel 1897, George V florin, George III Halfpenny, hammered fragment, weight with hole all the way through, Groma perhaps? thimble watch winder part, a ferrule, strap end, small bell half or button, token and a sheet copper bell

The Probus, George III and the bell where on the surface, no digging required

Some better pics below

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This Probus was on the surface

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Probus reverse Roma in temple

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This nice token

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Obverse reads GIGANTIC WHEEL
EARLS COURT
1897
Reverse reads
THE
GIGANTIC WHEEL
AT EARLS COURT IS
284 FEET IN DIAMETER
& WEIGHS ABOUT 900 TONS.
THERE ARE 40 CARS. EACH
TO CARRY 30 PERSONS.
FROM THE TOP OF THE
WHEEL ABOUT 300 FEET
WINSOR CASTLE IS
VISIBLE TO THE
WEST

A nice George V Florin 1922

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And another token

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And the other not so good bits

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Well done steve I would be well happy with that mixed bag :thumbsup:
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My goodness fella, you must have arms like popeye and a back like a drayman after a session like that :shock:

Great haul for sure :thumbsup:
well done that man, saving history 50 items at a time :clapping:
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A nice selection there. :thumbsup:
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Who's been a busy boy, then? Great session and that Probus is a lovely coin :thumbsup:
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Would be happy with that for a day of mixed finds . :thumbsup:
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Nice selection Steve.
Somewhere I have one of those Earls Court wheel thingies (not detected). It's been kicking around for years and now lost in some box or cupboard. You've reminded me to dig it out and add it to the box of curiosities. Now where did I put it ????
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You just have to love a " mixed bag " of finds.
Not seen an Earls Court Gigantic Wheel Token before.
Wonder if the designers of the London Eye, had ever seen one and if this had any bearing on their design.
Sheet metal Crotals must be fairly unusual, have found a crushed one myself. Mind you that allowed you to see the construction from the inside and how the loop was attached.
Would have been happy with just the Florin.
Great detail left on the Probus, which is my favourite item there.
All in all a really good day you had, Steve.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Nice finds Steve, Probus and Christopher Legg have got to be my favorites :thumbsup:
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A cracking selection of finds Steve, great condition too.

Those Crotal Bells are a bit thin on the ground around here, I'm somewhat envious. :thumbsup:
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"TerraBritannia [previously known as TerraEnglandia] but Andy is my real name."

do you have something against the Scots Andy or just building an empire? :lol:
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Great finds, especially that lovely farthing token :Star: I wish my local permissions were that much fun. Roll on the 29th March :thumbsup:
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DaveP wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:23 pm "TerraBritannia [previously known as TerraEnglandia] but Andy is my real name."

do you have something against the Scots Andy or just building an empire? :lol:
Ha ha, not at all Dave. :D My favourite sitcom is 'Still Game', a fantastic Sctottish comedy series. Their Whiskies aren't half bad either. :lol:
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Nice haul, :thumbsup:
Well found and well saved.
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