Heres one that just makes you wonder
This one was found metal detecting an old site in maritime Canada, site dates as early as French Acadians and later occupation from post Revolutionary War loyalist so the origin is completely unknown.
What I can tell you about it, pretty sure its silver,its 4.17 g (64.2 gr) and 24 mm diameter..thin and smooth on its edge.
Here is where things get interesting...I'll try to describe what I see on it on a disecting axis on a clock based face...the ding at the top is roughly around the 12 o'clock mark
First mark...just south centre..a seven pointed star with a "W" within
Second..on a line from 7 o'clock to 1 o'clock..T & F
Third..on line 12 o'clock to 7 o'clock ...P or D followed by T
Fourth..12 o'clock to 6 o'clock A V or maybe L E C
Fifth..at the 5 o'clock position...backwards S
Finally...8 o'clock towards 11 o'clock position..remnants of letters or bad angle strike maybe O M
This one doesn't have any decernable marks on the reverse other than scratches associated with moderate wear and ground action; of course corrosion doesn't help either.
Just one I'd though I'd share; I posted a couple of other ones you guys might have noticed as well....mavericks at best but as always I was hoping someone else noticed one the same out there.
I've seen a few others with multiple strikes and curious markings on them; trial or test pieces for jewellers or silversmiths or up and coming counterfeiters who knows right!
Edited by ironhorse
01/19/2020 3:36 pm