First Coin of the Season Victoria Sixpence

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Dave The Slave
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That`s more like it , i can grab your attention with a decent title.
Fourth visit of the season went back to last weeks field.
Managed a total of 16 finds in a couple of hours.
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Couple of interesting ones, as they weren`t rusty metal or Aluminium came up in one area.
First one a coat hook but the second one is a mystery although someone will no doubt Id it fairly quickly.
A piece of lead moulded for a purpose but that purpose has eluded me so far, Pully weight, roller, neither of those, so time for suggestions or even an answer. The piece weighs 24.4g, measures 20mm in length and 13mm diameter the good old half an inch.
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Walking back across the field, dug a signal expecting another shottie and opening up a clod, the feint glint of Silver on a disc.
Quick rub and Queen Victoria was there, the legend was very sharp,
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sadly the back was not of the same condition but did reveal it to be a Sixpence of 1893.
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Only my second Viccy Silver the other being an undatable late 3d off the beach.
Still have a massive gap in my sparse Silver finds, next one before yesterdays is a 1569 Threepence.
My detecting buddy found a couple of pin heads, which we will try to id but the coin was the only decent find.
Checking the old coin book.1893 was a cross over year moving from Jubilee Head to Old head, did not know what i had an on seeing the value for a Jubilee Head of that year £400 plus, as the mintage was only around 2% of the total of 7million plus, quickly retrieved the coin.
Alas it was the Old head but still a pleasure to find that first Viccy Sixpence.
Good Luck Everyone, :thumbsup:
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Silver is silver Dave, and its nice to be digging some coins up :clapping:
Nice....
What sort of pinheads? roman?
Is your friend here or is he on the other side?
Either way, hope they turn out to be interesting :thumbsup:
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Pinheads definitely not Roman, probably much more modern.
Friend is not anywhere else and may well join the Hub, as impressed with the knowledge etc.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Defo invite him to join, the more people to ID finds the better.
I do like finding Victorian silver. :thumbsup:
No idea on the lead item. It may sound silly, and I don’t mean to insult your abilities, but are you sure it’s lead - looks a bit bronzy in the photos.
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As you say, Dave, the lead piece had a definite purpose and indeed it looks vaguely familiar, but blowed if I can place it :Thinking:

Great little tanner, and I'm envious - it's been an absolute age since I turned one up. :thumbsup:
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Vicki coins can be very beautiful :thumbsup: Great find :D

I found a stunning, absolutely perfect Vicki sixpence two or three months ago. I don’t get emotionally attached to them like I do the pre 18th century ones so they are brilliant for me as the land owner gets given them immediately with no embarrassing bottom lip quiver :lol: Useful things too, a superb present for brides-to-be as every bride should have a proper silver sixpence in her shoe for luck. And obviously the Christmas pudding needs 1 too :D

Hopefully your silver coin collection expands quickly, filling in the gaps :thumbsup:
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Well done on the silver Dave. :thumbsup:
Are there any signs of maybe iron on the ends of the lead item like it could have had a spindle? It looks kind of like a worn roller? :Thinking:
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Could the lead item be a toggle fastener?
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It reminds me of a chopstick rest. :lol:
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Thanks for the suggestions on the lead piece.
No sign of iron, not much wear to it.
Had checked roller, perhaps for a sash window.
Had checked Dumbbell shot but not capstan and the first example on PAS from Easy seems to be close. :thumbsup:
Made for a purpose but at the moment a Toyah.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave
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