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    purse of the French soldier

    All hello from Belarus. Yesterday went in the wood on the old road on which in 1812 in December Napoleon's army receded. Many regimental buttons, the French bayonet a knife and when went already to the car were found found a purse from skin in which there were here these coins.


    to be continued
    Last edited by Belarus; Jul 19, 2012 at 04:55 AM.
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    Very cool find indeed! Banner nod from me.
    Last edited by JohnnyMac; Jun 12, 2012 at 05:21 PM.

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    AWESOME FINDS! Congrats Belarus!

    beerbarrel

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    Very cool finds .....Keep them coming...HH


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    That must have been a large purse! Great finds!

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    The complete bayonet is a cool find. Your french soldier carried many german silvers too! Nice find!

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    NICE pile of Silvers Dude God Bless Chris
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    Stunning historical recoveries! Congratulations!
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    Great coins!

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    Great digs Jim
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    some photos of finds this day





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    I wonder if the owner lost it, or died with it. Hard to believe someone would just loose that much money.

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    Fantastic finds, the gilt eagle alone is worthy of the banner, and the coin is find as well. Brilliant finds Nuggy

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    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing

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    Yeah no doubt.. banner vote here too. My interest in the Napoleonic wars are second only to the American Civil War. UNREAL!!! Поздравляю!
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    All this is found in the wood a square 100 on 100 meters. The purse was from skin. All coins were in one purse. In the wood it is not far from the road soldiers of the French army burned down fires organizing camps. Trying though somehow to be warmed, as the temperature was-28. On buttons on which there are numbers it is possible to define that it here were German, Spanish, French soldiers being at war on Napoleon's party. Weakened, hungry many simply perished directly in the wood. On all territory of the wood I found numerous finds all of them there were not deeply cм 10-30 no more. The purse was on depth no more than 15 see. When I dug out a purse in the wood, from my joyful shout all animals and insects in radius of several kilometers ran up probably.)))) Excuse for mistakes.
    postalgriff, kuger and Tnmountains like this.

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    Excellent Post!! I love all the regimental buttons and relics from this period. The coin purse should be on the banner!

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    WOW that's awesome!!

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    Keep coming back to look at that eagle with some gilding still showing - I guess it looks to be be about 4 inches 10 cm high - the crown looks slightly different to the broken one next to it. A beautiful item with an amazing history. Nuggy
    Last edited by nuggy; Jun 12, 2012 at 05:57 PM. Reason: typo

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    Awesome finds.

 

 
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