Found this in a riverside reserve. Never heard of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes but apparently it’s an old boys club started in England in the 1820s.
Yes my dad was in the Buffs it’s a worldwide organisation.
That’s cool, I see they have quite a few gold medallions too on google. Be nice to find one of those!
Nice find. ‘Secret society’ medallions are prized in the US. ‘Antediluvian’ is before the ‘Great Flood’.
Found some relics a few days ago. Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee (1837-1887) pocket watch backplate.
Not sure what the other 2 items are. Possibly leather ornaments or Chinese.
That Victoria watch looks very interesting. They had some interesting stuff celebrating royalty. No idea what the other 2 gilt things are but looks like they were linked together in some kind of chain, would have been pretty fancy.
Some more relics, no coins yet at this site. I was surprised to dig an Egyptian head at a bush alluvial gold camp site. It’s about the size of a 10c coin and may have sewn on to fabric. Also a Hohner mouth organ top from the 1880’s. The large brass candle stick holder was in a bottle dump.
Found this Victoria diamond jubilee medallion a couple of weeks ago. Took lots of soaking and hours with a toothpick but I managed to get it fairly clean without scrubbing off the gilding.
Gday Karl , don’t know how i missed your posts , but wow i love some of those finds . You are onto a very good spot . Have never seen anything like that back plate on any forum and some very nice glass work too . Congrats .
Nice one Dave , don’t see many with that amount of gilt left .
A nice one for the collection Dave. There must be bronze in those medallions
I found this very solid looking ‘finial’. Thought it was a bedpost but it could be for a walking stick. It has 8 sides around the top. Also the internals of a pocketwatch.
Yep, gilt bronze, that’s why the TID was so high. I reckon that must be a bedknob, looks too uncomfortable as a walking stick with the knob on the top. And I added finial to my vocabulary.