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.

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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