Out with Stanslad - curious lead item

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Emily
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Thanks to Stanslad, we got out on some land belonging to my landlords. They’re doing some work and have a HUGE mound of top soil that they’ve pulled up. It’s in front of a large house, which we later discovered was the site for a Hobbit House style Pub!! 😲

Anyway, my first find for the day was this piece of lead. It had detail on both sides, but I couldn’t tell what it was until I got home and photographed it. Even then it took some detective work to figure it out as I couldn’t tell what I was looking at. 🤦‍♀️

It appears to be a Victoria 1844 One Shilling. Maybe to make forgeries?? The pub owners might have thought that the regulars may have been too intoxicated to notice getting a forgery in their change. 🤷‍♀️ A really interesting item anyway and I would love your theories.

Other than that, a nice Vicky 1893 six pence, George 1944 Half Penny, several buttons, buckles (courtesy of Stanslad) a chunk of bronze bowl and a collection of pottery were the total of my finds today.

Stanslad however did well in the coins finding several Vicky’s, plus a run of shoe buckles. The main find for the day was a watch chain with a 1900 Vicky pierced onto it deftly plucked by Clint from the hole.

A good day all in all. ☺️
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Good on ya Emily. Great days detecting. Always nice to find a curiosity. Something a bit different.

I must admit I envy you. I should have started the hobby years before I did.
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Ladybird66 wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:07 pm Good on ya Emily. Great days detecting. Always nice to find a curiosity. Something a bit different.

I must admit I envy you. I should have started the hobby years before I did.
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Good finds Emily.
Have you checked and can you show the Queens portrait on the 1893 Sixpence.
Jubilee Head version seems to be worth more than the Old Head.
Well Done, :thumbsup:
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Well done Emily & thanks for a lovely dig in the sun, I got loads of work to do around the farm buildings, so I’ll keep working on the landlords & we’ll have the detecting run of the farm before long, here’s my cleaned up best bits.
Clint :thumbsup:
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Great finds all. :thumbsup: It's like someone has poured lead over a Vicky shilling and then pressed another into it, maybe it's a home made weight? :Thinking:
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You wouldn't use lead as a mould for forging - it has too low a melting point.

Decorative weight looks possible. Have you weighed it?
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Check if its had any holes running through it from one side to the other. If so, It could be a Seal of sorts maybe ??
But failing that Figgis`s weight sounds a feasible shot .
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Dave The Slave wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:01 pm Good finds Emily.
Have you checked and can you show the Queens portrait on the 1893 Sixpence.
Jubilee Head version seems to be worth more than the Old Head.
Well Done, :thumbsup:
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The six pence lied. It’s ‘97. 🤦‍♀️
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stanslad wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:23 pm Well done Emily & thanks for a lovely dig in the sun, I got loads of work to do around the farm buildings, so I’ll keep working on the landlords & we’ll have the detecting run of the farm before long, here’s my cleaned up best bits.
Clint :thumbsup:
Fingers crossed. Haha. They look great!! ☺️
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figgis wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:03 am You wouldn't use lead as a mould for forging - it has too low a melting point.

Decorative weight looks possible. Have you weighed it?
My scales aren’t super sensitive, but it’s jumping between 9-10g.
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Bors wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:23 am Check if its had any holes running through it from one side to the other. If so, It could be a Seal of sorts maybe ??
But failing that Figgis`s weight sounds a feasible shot .
It’s quite flat. Like a £2 coin in size and thickness. Definitely no holes.
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Easylife wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:07 pm Great finds all. :thumbsup: It's like someone has poured lead over a Vicky shilling and then pressed another into it, maybe it's a home made weight? :Thinking:
It’s jumping between 9-10g on the scales.
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I love the watch chain :thumbsup:
I used to do that with lead when I was a kid - melt it and pour it over something, just for the craic. Interesting find :thumbsup:
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shaggybfc wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:05 am I love the watch chain :thumbsup:
I used to do that with lead when I was a kid - melt it and pour it over something, just for the craic. Interesting find :thumbsup:
Before health and safety regs came in by the sounds of it. 😂
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