Odd medallion by the river


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.

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Yes my dad was in the Buffs it’s a worldwide organisation.

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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’. :grinning:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 :slight_smile:

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.

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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. :slight_smile: