Parys Penny Token (half) and so many Buttons!
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  1. #1
    gb
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    Parys Penny Token (half) and so many Buttons!

    Had a great day out in North Nottinghamshire organised by the Derby Artifacts Recovery Club. One of the Guys found a Silver Denarius - and amongst us all we must have found a few hundred buttons.
    Here are some of my finds:

    This 1780's 'Parys Mountain Copper Trade Penny Token' sadly cut in half but still a nice find. Bears the words '... TO PAY THE BEARER...' and around the edge '... LONDON LIVERPOOL OR A ...'
    The obverse shows some remaining Oak leaves and the bottom part of a Druids Head:

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    More information on the token here The Parys mountain copper trade tokens

    My first button of the day (and there were many) was this Oval-shaped 'Bronze' button - 8-pointed star and dot design, about 14mm long and 10mm wide - remains of some gold gilt showing - any idea how old it is?

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    I then went on to find two more 'Army General Service Buttons':

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    A load of 'holed' and 'eyed' buttons:

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    And this minute button but with so much detail - again, not sure of age:

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    A load of other stuff including a 1 oz. cup weight:

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    and 2 greenies:

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    A nice day, not too far to drive - and the sun shone for us all day!
    Best wishes.


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    Ace250man

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    Re: Parys Penny Token (half) and so many Buttons!

    i can only imagine finding some of those great looking finds !!
    ALLEN

  3. #3

    Apr 2008
    Tesoro Vaquero
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    Re: Parys Penny Token (half) and so many Buttons!

    Very nice day's finds....You UKers are button blessed.

  4. #4
    us
    Mar 2008
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    Re: Parys Penny Token (half) and so many Buttons!

    Really nice finds! I'd bet that last button with all the detail is OLD.

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    Re: Parys Penny Token (half) and so many Buttons!

    Good for a Rally, as you know I don't do well at all at these events

    The first is an 18th Century Cufflink (if oval) - well 1 half of 1 pair.

    The last button is a similar age (late 18th)
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  6. #6
    gb
    Film Music Composer

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    Derbyshire
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    Re: Parys Penny Token (half) and so many Buttons!

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    The first is an 18th Century Cufflink (if oval) - well 1 half of 1 pair.

    The last button is a similar age (late 18th)
    Great - Thanks for the ID - I'll check at the next meeting if anyone found the other one.

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    Re: Parys Penny Token (half) and so many Buttons!

    Great Buttons!

  8. #8
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    Sep 2004
    Eaglehawk
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    Re: Parys Penny Token (half) and so many Buttons!

    thanks for sharing your finds and pics are just awsome.

    t.p

  9. #9

    Dec 2007
    Bedford Pa
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    Re: Parys Penny Token (half) and so many Buttons!

    Good Stuff David, I like those Army Buttons
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  10. #10
    gb
    Film Music Composer

    Dec 2008
    Derbyshire
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    Re: Parys Penny Token (half) and so many Buttons!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bedfordbob
    ...I like those Army Buttons
    I'm finding quite a few Army Buttons just lately.

 

 

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