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  1. #16
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    Can we see the back?

  2. #17
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    he replied to me above

    Quote Originally Posted by texjim View Post
    it is the same on both sides and one solid piece...
    I take for granted both sides are above

  3. #18
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    Its hard to tell. Looking at the split ring would appear 2 pics of the same side.

    Even if they are the same, one side may be easier to read than the other.

  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigcypresshunter View Post
    Its hard to tell. Looking at the split ring would appear 2 pics of the same side.

    Even if they are the same, one side may be easier to read than the other.
    Yes after looking closer both pics are same side.

    see holes, 2 on Left one on right of ring

  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    Yes after looking closer both pics are same side.

    see holes, 2 on Left one on right of ring
    Oh yea. Very unusual. I would like to see the other side.

    It may even be something like SULTAN INS. CO.
    Im seeing dots on the bottom so it may be initials for something BCS.S.DC.CR

    .
    Last edited by Bigcypresshunter; Jul 03, 2012 at 05:20 PM.

  6. #21
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    the back is the same as the front. the side that you see is the better of the two.. thanks for all the info..

  7. #22
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    OK Im out.

    The attachment is very unusual and the more pics the easier it is to visualize this thing. It almost looks like a loop soldered on to one side of a medallion. Or maybe its soldered on both sides. Or maybe its cast all in one piece. I guess we will never know. You may be right but members are often surprised what we can obtain from additional pics very often something can be seen in a pic that cannot be seen in hand. I thought we were making progress but could use a little more help. I shouldnt have to explain all this. PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING ITEMS IN "WHAT IS IT?"
    Last edited by Bigcypresshunter; Jul 03, 2012 at 07:53 PM.

  8. #23
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    How about a watch fob from a secret fraternal organization - like the Sphinx at Dartmouth which started in 1886?

    Without knowledge of exactly what the letters at the bottom are, I've done all I can.

    DCMatt
    While I have aimed in my postings to be irenic and conciliatory, rather than polemic, I have yet endeavored to set forth the
    truth, let it favor or impugn whom it might. Any notice of misrepresentations or mistakes occurring in these prose will be most thankfully received
    by the author.

  9. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
    How about a watch fob from a secret fraternal organization - like the Sphinx at Dartmouth which started in 1886?

    Without knowledge of exactly what the letters at the bottom are, I've done all I can.

    DCMatt
    Is there a French connection?

    Without more pics, front back and from different angles, I have done all I can do. Its a shame because I thought we were making progress and I wanted to learn about this interesting piece..
    Last edited by Bigcypresshunter; Jul 05, 2012 at 12:37 PM.

  10. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigcypresshunter View Post
    Is there a French connection?

    Without more pics, front back and from different angles, I have done all I can do. Its a shame because I thought we were making progress and I wanted to learn about this interesting piece..
    No French connection that I know of. But "du jour" has been part of the English vernacular for at least the last 100 years, so I was discounting the French connection.

    It is an interesting piece. Wish we could get some additional input from the OP.

    DCMatt
    While I have aimed in my postings to be irenic and conciliatory, rather than polemic, I have yet endeavored to set forth the
    truth, let it favor or impugn whom it might. Any notice of misrepresentations or mistakes occurring in these prose will be most thankfully received
    by the author.

  11. #26
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    Sometimes we need a little help..

    At this point I think its safe to say its not related to the workers at the Harvesting Machine Co. in Chicago.

    CLUES

    1- 2 dates (one is 1886)

    2- Sphinx, sarcophagus or Arab

    3- French words

    4- the answer is a question

    5- initials on bottom

    6- size and composition unknown

    7- holes with unknown purpose.

    8- probably found in PA.

    Last edited by Bigcypresshunter; Jul 05, 2012 at 03:46 PM. Reason: editted no 3

  12. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
    No French connection that I know of. But "du jour" has been part of the English vernacular for at least the last 100 years, so I was discounting the French connection.
    DCMatt
    I thought about this Matt and on a hunch I looked for the French translation for QUESTION and guess what? Its a French word also. Google Translate

    The entire medal may be French.
    Last edited by Bigcypresshunter; Jul 05, 2012 at 03:49 PM.

  13. #28
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    new pic for size..

  14. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by texjim View Post
    new pic for size..
    Welcome back. I think we are making good progress and this one is solvable. What do you all think about the entire medallion thing being French?

  15. #30
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    I am lost with this one. I don't know what else to do or google I should say. For some reason i don't get the emails that somebody replied anymore that is why it took so long to get back to everyone. Thanks Jim

 

 
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