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Old Apr 19, 2010, 09:39 AM   #1
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Please help with identity

Will donate to local museum who don't have a person who identifies things

Thanks

http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z...3/Old%20Items/


I can post individual pictues, if required

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Old Apr 20, 2010, 12:51 AM   #2
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None of these things look ancient but for artifacts like these it's hard to tell, whether they're 50 or 150 years old. The lead seals have some writing so they should be identifiable, I'm pretty sure they're 20th century. That looks like a lot of metal detector finds, these are usually very mixed though mostly the obviously ancient things are sold separately and wht's left is simply junk.

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Old Apr 20, 2010, 01:08 AM   #3
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Bells!

They look like the bells from a child's reins to me. Nothing old here!

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Old Apr 20, 2010, 08:37 AM   #4
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None of these things look ancient but for artifacts like these it's hard to tell, whether they're 50 or 150 years old. The lead seals have some writing so they should be identifiable, I'm pretty sure they're 20th century. That looks like a lot of metal detector finds, these are usually very mixed though mostly the obviously ancient things are sold separately and wht's left is simply junk.

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I am a member of the British Archeological Society and The National Metal Detecting Association. I also have a license to search the Thames foreshore. All my finds are declared and I have never sold anything.

Where I live is not so old. It is not junk though since they are historical items whatever their age, and give an insight into the types of communities living in the area

Even the spur or the bell are not old? The bell is heavy for its size and barely rusted in the ground, The spur barely rusted, too
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Old Apr 22, 2010, 01:54 PM   #5
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Some nice things i like your photo site. Like most metal detectorists all these items are interesting to research even if some of them are not realy ancient though you have a few things in there like the medieval spur, a nice 18cent crotal bell some nice lead seals ect.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 02:40 AM   #6
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Some nice things i like your photo site. Like most metal detectorists all these items are interesting to research even if some of them are not realy ancient though you have a few things in there like the medieval spur, a nice 18cent crotal bell some nice lead seals ect.
very kind, thanks. How old do you think the spur is, please? The seals are not old?
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 05:36 PM   #7
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Crest

Hi,
The pictures at 38 and 39 have been keeping me up into the wee small hours attempting to get a match!



The closest that I have been able to get are the following 2 :-



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Heraldic description is "naked arm dexter embowed holding oak branch" - at least I think it is an oak sprig by the shape of the leaves. However it COULD be an olive branch or other type of tree. The naked arm signifies strength and the oak great age and strength.

The whole assemblage is a mystery, could be something to do with horse tack?

Happy hunting!

John

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 11:47 AM   #8
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Wow! Your good at your crests....or is it buttons?

It is defo the first of your suggestions

which means:

Family Name: Alpin Virtutis regia merces Royal is the reward of virtue

or these people:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Skene

Thanks again, Will post another thingy soon. I realise now that they aren't antiquities....but they are round here
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Old Apr 27, 2010, 07:06 AM   #9
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Cool Dexter arm embowed.

Actually I found it here :

http://www.celticstudio.com/celticst.../CLANS/133.htm

However I am not completely positive that is what yours is but as I have lost so much sleep over the last few days I am calling it quits!

Regards, John

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