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    us
    Jan 2011
    North Texas
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    One Man's "What is this thing?" is Another Man's Treasure!

    I was detecting here in North Texas and found an odd coin/token thing. At first look I thought it was a game token or maybe something from a fair. I posted it in the 'What Is It?' forum and with some good info from T-Net user Bramblefind was able to determine it has something to do with a living history re-creation group called the Kingdom of Meridies. Evidently there are a few of these "kingdoms" in the US and it started back in the sixties, as best I can tell. I found a few Wikipedia articles on the history of these various groups, the best one can be found here.

    I also found on the Kingdom of Meridies website that they have a historian, so I contacted him and asked him about the coin. I was really surprised by how excited he was. He told me the coins are always handmade and are usually made to commemorate some event of the kingdom. The Star logo indicates what they call a Populace Badge and on the Reverse the unique text is roughly translated to "Remember This Day - Meridies". He couldn't say how old it was, but was excited because he had never seen one like it. He was also curious as to how it got to North Texas. Technically the Kingdom of Meridies encompasses Alabama, most of Georgia, and middle to east Tennessee. Their events would have been held in those areas by people who live in those areas.

    It was a no-brainer that I should donate it to him, so that's what I did. He was very thankful and said "Thanks for helping this find it's way home!"

    Sometimes you just never know. What I thought was just a meaningless roughed up looking game token had real value to another person. It's always good to research what you can and at least try to see if it has meaning to someone else. Way to go T-Net!!

    Sorry there is no size reference; it's the same size as a half dollar.

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    Annual Finds: 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
    Returns: Wedding Ring - 1955 Class Ring - College Relic - 1959 Class Ring (Attempt) - Kingdom of MeridiesCoin
    Totals since 2012
    *: 168 silver coins and 137 Silver/Gold Jewelry Items - 112 rings (69 silver, 41 gold, and 2 mixed 10k & Sterling), utensils, religious medallions, bracelets, necklaces, chains, and other jewelry items.
    Class Rings: 14 - 1913, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1939, 1946, 1955, 1959, 1965, 1969, 1981, 1981, 1983, No Date GP "Generic" HS Ring
    (*2012 is when I started this addictive behavior)

  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2013
    NorthEast
    Minelab Equinox 800, Fisher CZ-21, Makro Racer Pro
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    722 times
    Metal Detecting
    Awesome post Ed! Hopefully this return will open up some new hunting ground for you. I would call up that historian and offer your services of helping to find additional Kingdom related relics to donate as I'm sure a good portion of those "kingdom events" happen on some fairgrounds or other open areas.

    Good luck/Happy Hunting

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    us
    Jan 2011
    North Texas
    Garrett AT Pro, NEL Hunter Coil
    419
    757 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by TwoYewts View Post
    Awesome post Ed! Hopefully this return will open up some new hunting ground for you. I would call up that historian and offer your services of helping to find additional Kingdom related relics to donate as I'm sure a good portion of those "kingdom events" happen on some fairgrounds or other open areas.

    Good luck/Happy Hunting
    Thanks. The historian is in Tennessee, but I have seen that there is a Kingdom encompassing Texas, so maybe I can get in touch with them. Good suggestion!
    Annual Finds: 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
    Returns: Wedding Ring - 1955 Class Ring - College Relic - 1959 Class Ring (Attempt) - Kingdom of MeridiesCoin
    Totals since 2012
    *: 168 silver coins and 137 Silver/Gold Jewelry Items - 112 rings (69 silver, 41 gold, and 2 mixed 10k & Sterling), utensils, religious medallions, bracelets, necklaces, chains, and other jewelry items.
    Class Rings: 14 - 1913, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1939, 1946, 1955, 1959, 1965, 1969, 1981, 1981, 1983, No Date GP "Generic" HS Ring
    (*2012 is when I started this addictive behavior)

  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2012
    MA
    M-6, pro pointer, pistol probe
    14,028
    13530 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice find and return!

    You've have good stuff coming your way!

  5. #5
    us
    Metal Detecting & Hotwheels Collecting

    Sep 2014
    Finger Lakes Region, Upstate NY
    Nox 600, Tesoro Tejon, Tesoro Toltec, 2x Bounty Hunter loaners, Deteknix
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    Nice find and nice post. WTG on the return

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    gr
    Nov 2010
    897
    476 times
    Great attitude man! Very generous of you to donate and not sell it!
    Happy hunting

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2011
    North Texas
    Garrett AT Pro, NEL Hunter Coil
    419
    757 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    Thanks!
    Annual Finds: 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
    Returns: Wedding Ring - 1955 Class Ring - College Relic - 1959 Class Ring (Attempt) - Kingdom of MeridiesCoin
    Totals since 2012
    *: 168 silver coins and 137 Silver/Gold Jewelry Items - 112 rings (69 silver, 41 gold, and 2 mixed 10k & Sterling), utensils, religious medallions, bracelets, necklaces, chains, and other jewelry items.
    Class Rings: 14 - 1913, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1939, 1946, 1955, 1959, 1965, 1969, 1981, 1981, 1983, No Date GP "Generic" HS Ring
    (*2012 is when I started this addictive behavior)

 

 

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