First gold ring!!! Plus 3 silver coins.

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First gold ring!!! Plus 3 silver coins.

Post by Mancave-man » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:41 pm

Had 4 and a half hours on a new permission today, mainly stubble but manageable and found three silver coins. First one is a Queen Victoria shilling dated 1896 and is very nice. The second is a Q. Victoria silver threepence dated 1881 and currently lost under the sofa! Also very nice. The third one is a very worm hammered coin that has probably been made into a love token. I have no idea when it's from but it has a dotted line on one side so some clever person may be able to give it a rough ID.
Moved to another field after lunch and found a small thin and bent gold ring which is a first for me.
Looks to have the letters W E followed by a lion then an anchor then a gothic "P" and possibly two other indistinguishable letters. If anyone could give me a year from that scant info I would be very grateful.
Also found the usual rubbish. Large horse shoes etc and a finds bag full of lead! Lord it was heavy!!

Anyway, good luck and happy hunting to all,

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Post by Allectus » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:50 pm

Well done! ::g

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Post by peteh » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:51 pm

That is a great day out well done!!
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Post by HolzHammer » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:53 pm

lovely ring!

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Post by Jphin » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:12 pm

Nice. I'm still in search of my first gold. And I've only ever had 1 bit of silver in the shape of a hammered fragment. Well done

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Post by SuperRed » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:35 pm

Nice one m-m, I'm liking that shilling ::g
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Post by mrcheeky » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:38 pm

very nice well done
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Post by oldartefact » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:15 pm

Its buttery gold and its lovely gold ... but if you can manage to contrive some photos of the marks it will give us alot more to go on ... XXX
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Post by Mancave-man » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:31 pm

oldartefact wrote:
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Its buttery gold and its lovely gold ... but if you can manage to contrive some photos of the marks it will give us alot more to go on ... XXX
The pic isn't very good but here goes! Wondered if it might be 1838 - 1839? :-/
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Post by Easylife » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:37 pm

That looks more like a silver hallmark than a gold one, there is no purity mark so maybe plated? x;
I'm thinking William Ehrhardt, 2 May 1890 - Jul 1890. ::g
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Post by Ladybird66 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:40 pm

Gothic ‘P’ Probably 1838 and the Anchor is Birmingham. But, as usual, I stand to be corrected. Can’t make out the makers initials, sorry.
Lovely find, well done ::g

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Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:03 pm

Wow well done ::g
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Post by newseeker » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:31 pm

::g 22ct
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Post by Easylife » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:43 pm

newseeker wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:31 pm
::g 22ct
Did you base that on the colour? It would be useful to see what's after the "p". x; :D ::g
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Re: First gold ring!!! Plus 3 silver coins.

Post by Mancave-man » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:07 am

Easylife wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:43 pm
newseeker wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:31 pm
::g 22ct
Did you base that on the colour? It would be useful to see what's after the "p". x; :D ::g
Have had another look in the daylight and there doesn't appear to be anything after the letter "P" only the letters W E before the lion symbol. Hope that helps.

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Re: First gold ring!!! Plus 3 silver coins.

Post by newseeker » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:54 pm

Easylife wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:43 pm
newseeker wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:31 pm
::g 22ct
Did you base that on the colour? It would be useful to see what's after the "p". x; :D ::g
Between the late 1700s and 1844, they had the lion passant on 18ct and 22ct gold as well as silver.The 18ct had a crown mark the 22ct didn't. It looks like gold and its bent without breaking suggesting its quite malleable, i will be surprised if it isn't but couldn't be 100% sure without getting it tested.
It might be worth m-cave getting it restored and tested at the same time at a jewellers.
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