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 Posted 01/17/2020  05:45 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Auxradar to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Completely stumped on this coin/token thought it might be colonial but cant find anything remotely close.


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 Posted 01/17/2020  06:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could you give us the weight and diameter? It bears a vague resemblance to one of the Canadian peninsular tokens. I can almost make out some letters. Maybe some of the letters are clearer in hand.
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 Posted 01/17/2020  07:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Given the corrosion, I assume it's made of tin, or perhaps pewter or white metal, Such materials do not survive well being buried for a century or two.

My guess would be a commemorative medal, from the early-to-mid-1800s, when such things were at their height of popularity but before the invention of cheap, mass-produced aluminium in the late 1800s. I'm afraid I can;t tell who the person on the obverse is, nor read enough of the legend and reverse inscription to have a guess.
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 Posted 01/17/2020  07:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. I am sure a member will be able to help you.
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 Posted 01/17/2020  07:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like Peter Rabbits mother with a fireman's hat on carrying a bag of fresh vegetables for the kids to munch on .
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 Posted 01/17/2020  09:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Auxradar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Now josephine rabbit, that may well be a half decent lead considerimg I'm on the doorstep of the lake district, maybe an old tin token/medal.
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 Posted 01/17/2020  11:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like a lot more of the lettering might have been legible, but it's obscured by the photo glare.
There's also some lettering on the top of the first pic, which again would probably be legible on a better-quality photo.

Looking at this corrosion, I'm honestly wondering if it's metal at all! But I have no idea what do disks in exotic metals look like after that much time.
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 Posted 01/17/2020  8:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The hair and dress of the figure obverse suggest late 18th century. Lettering obv at 11:00 - 12:00 looks like C U R A or possibly O U R A.

Yes, lots of lettering reverse, some of it legible.

Bottom line appears to have NI(?)TE
Next line up appears to end in NOUS

Could it be a badly corroded Conder token?

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 Posted 01/29/2020  05:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tokenscot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks rather like the political token commemorating Thomas Hardy's acquittal on 5 November 1794. Listed by Dalton & Hamer under Middlesex - Political and Social Series - as number 204 and 205. The obverse bust has the legend around the edge and the reverse has text going in rows across the field.



Unfortunately the legend on the obverse of the mystery item appears to be too far from the bust and I cannot marry up the visible letters to the reverse so probably not that piece. It does look from about that time though.





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 Posted 01/29/2020  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@tokenscot, that's a nice piece of detective work. Certainly the portrait looks like a match, though maybe there were a lot of guys running around with bad hair (wigs?) like that in the 1790s.
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