Shiny 1700s silver cuff link; 1722 KG1 Hibernia (left harp)

lenmac65

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These are this week’s finds at my cornfield permission. My favorite is the silver cufflink. I read on someone’s post that the octagonal cufflink was popular from the 1750s to about 1775, so I’m guessing that is the timeframe for mine. Also dug this King George I Hibernia half penny. It is in tough shape, but I can see the 1722 date. The harp is on the left side and has just seven strings, so this might be a little more rare. Also dug my second small open mouth bell. I am thinking this is 1700s based on the age of my other finds, and was perhaps a decorative bell on a horse harness. Would love to hear other opinions. Also found a bunch of buttons, including a large shiny one. The decorative one with a chip at the bottom of my photo is probably my favorite. The small buckle at the top of the picture might be a knee buckle, but I am not sure.. Hope to hit this field again soon, though these short days are killing me. Happy hunting. Good luck out there.
 

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These are this weekend’s finds at my cornfield permission. My favorite is the silver cufflink. I read on someone’s post that the octagonal cufflink was popular from the 1750s to about 1775, so I’m guessing that is the timeframe for mine. Also dug this King George I Hibernia half penny. It is in tough shape, but I can see the 1722 date. The harp is on the left side and has just seven strings, so this might be a little more rare. Also dug my second small open mouth bell. I am thinking this is 1700s based on the age of my other finds, and was perhaps a decorative bell on a horse harness. Would love to hear other opinions. Also found a bunch of buttons, including a large shiny one. The decorative one with a chip at the bottom of my photo is probably my favorite. The small buckle at the top of the picture might be a knee buckle, but I am not sure.. Hope to hit this field again soon, though these short days are killing me. Happy hunting. Good luck out there.
Awesome finds my friend! Keep it up!
 

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These are this week’s finds at my cornfield permission. My favorite is the silver cufflink. I read on someone’s post that the octagonal cufflink was popular from the 1750s to about 1775, so I’m guessing that is the timeframe for mine. Also dug this King George I Hibernia half penny. It is in tough shape, but I can see the 1722 date. The harp is on the left side and has just seven strings, so this might be a little more rare. Also dug my second small open mouth bell. I am thinking this is 1700s based on the age of my other finds, and was perhaps a decorative bell on a horse harness. Would love to hear other opinions. Also found a bunch of buttons, including a large shiny one. The decorative one with a chip at the bottom of my photo is probably my favorite. The small buckle at the top of the picture might be a knee buckle, but I am not sure.. Hope to hit this field again soon, though these short days are killing me. Happy hunting. Good luck out there.
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Nice linked buttons. Hard enough to find just one
 

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Those 18th C Cuff-link are a little cut above the rest. I have a few, but yours has more finer detail than most.
Are you sure the Hibernia is not a Farthing? Looks a little small for a Half-penny, but had to tell for sure.
 

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These are this week’s finds at my cornfield permission. My favorite is the silver cufflink. I read on someone’s post that the octagonal cufflink was popular from the 1750s to about 1775, so I’m guessing that is the timeframe for mine. Also dug this King George I Hibernia half penny. It is in tough shape, but I can see the 1722 date. The harp is on the left side and has just seven strings, so this might be a little more rare. Also dug my second small open mouth bell. I am thinking this is 1700s based on the age of my other finds, and was perhaps a decorative bell on a horse harness. Would love to hear other opinions. Also found a bunch of buttons, including a large shiny one. The decorative one with a chip at the bottom of my photo is probably my favorite. The small buckle at the top of the picture might be a knee buckle, but I am not sure.. Hope to hit this field again soon, though these short days are killing me. Happy hunting. Good luck out there.
great saves, love that silver!!
 
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Those 18th C Cuff-link are a little cut above the rest. I have a few, but yours has more finer detail than most.
Are you sure the Hibernia is not a Farthing? Looks a little small for a Half-penny, but had to tell for sure.
Thanks! I cleaned the cuff link with a little baking soda, which brought out the shine. That is probably sacrilege for coins, but I took my chances with this item. The Woods coin is 26 mm, as far as I can tell, so I am still thinking half penny. Thanks for the comment though, and please let me know if that actually is the dimension for a farthing.
 
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Great finds all around! Those cufflinks are fantastic! I love the detailed etching. Nicely done!
Thanks, Silvermonkey. Now I just need to find its match!😄
 
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You are definitely on an awesome site with those kinds of finds!
Thanks, Steve. Most of the finds have been concentrated in an area of the field where there are bits of brick and lots of grunting iron. I’m guessing there was a house there at one time, though I never saw it on a map. Lots of field left to check, so I hope there’s something else out there. Steve
 

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These are this week’s finds at my cornfield permission. My favorite is the silver cufflink. I read on someone’s post that the octagonal cufflink was popular from the 1750s to about 1775, so I’m guessing that is the timeframe for mine. Also dug this King George I Hibernia half penny. It is in tough shape, but I can see the 1722 date. The harp is on the left side and has just seven strings, so this might be a little more rare. Also dug my second small open mouth bell. I am thinking this is 1700s based on the age of my other finds, and was perhaps a decorative bell on a horse harness. Would love to hear other opinions. Also found a bunch of buttons, including a large shiny one. The decorative one with a chip at the bottom of my photo is probably my favorite. The small buckle at the top of the picture might be a knee buckle, but I am not sure.. Hope to hit this field again soon, though these short days are killing me. Happy hunting. Good luck out there.
Sir you are on a roll! Congrats.
 

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The Woods coin is 26 mm, as far as I can tell, so I am still thinking half penny. Thanks for the comment though, and please let me know if that actually is the dimension for a farthing.
Yeap, you were right it's a half penny size.
 

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