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Stracathro return finds.
« on: January 20, 2019, 09:23:39 PM »
Today’s bits. First pic is from last week by metalman1969. Looks like a nice old silver brooch missing a pin with his eddy half. Well done to today’s finders.  7 hammered and two rings plus a few bits and pieces. Managed a late one with a long cross cut half in the pylon field. Jim
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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2019, 09:32:54 PM »
Great finds well done all the finders.

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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2019, 09:40:31 PM »
Nice finds shame about the james v groat
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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2019, 09:45:53 PM »
Some very good finds guys ! Well done all
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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2019, 10:10:35 PM »
Never knew there was so many finds!  I should have moved fields I think!  I did manage a wee silver thimble though which is better than nothing - will put a pic up when I get a chance.  Really enjoyed my day with weathered stubble, flat, easy digging, and glorious weather.

(Pics now attached ) Any ID on the button would be appreciated?  I though it was silver but it aint.  Can't make out what the middle letter is ...

« Last Edit: January 21, 2019, 04:43:33 PM by Uncle Bob »

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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 12:19:45 AM »
Cracking finds, well done to all the finders.

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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2019, 09:30:05 AM »
Fantastic day .. great site .. great finds .. thanks DS Jim & Elenor .

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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2019, 10:42:14 AM »
Fanatsic finds and well done to all the finders and and land finder :)

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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2019, 10:59:05 PM »
Super finds all round!

Bob, Good finds and always good to find out more about them. I showed my son the finds and he reckoned your button may read RGC for Robert Gordon's College as he reckons the image above looks very similar to an image Robert Gordon's College uses of a pelican feeding its chicks. Gordonian RFC also uses the same image. If you Google 'Gordonian logo pelican' you'll see a similar image.

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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2019, 12:40:40 AM »
Fascinating!  I believe you are spot on!  See the image below.  I'll email RGC with a picture and see what they say.  Very much obliged chum - it was driving me nuts!

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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2019, 10:17:07 AM »
UPDATE - It Isn't RGU!  Derek found the exact button on the www and its RGH Not RGC - antique Georgian button. Still don't know whose, but getting closer! Thanks Derek, and good call anyway for Faoileagh. See pic below ...

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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2019, 04:38:50 PM »
I cleaned my coppers last night and found an interesting Condor halfpenny token .. Montrose Lunatic Hospital 1781 .. not good enough condition for a photo but didn't expect that one !

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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2019, 08:21:01 PM »
I cleaned my coppers last night and found an interesting Condor halfpenny token .. Montrose Lunatic Hospital 1781 .. not good enough condition for a photo but didn't expect that one !f
Thats two up Sunday then! Jim was shown one at the end of the day. Interesting find! 😁👍👍
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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2019, 10:33:26 PM »
BUTTON .. FINAL UPDATE.  After getting the info above from Faoileagh I contacted Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and sent them a picture of the wee button. Here is the reply...

 The button is indeed "ours" and is in fact a button from the 19th Century uniform of the boys of Robert Gordon's Hospital [1750-1881]. In 1881, it changed from a boarding school for poor boys to a fee-paying day school and was re-named Robert Gordon's College [RGC]. We would be very interested to have the button for our collection.

So that's a RESULT! Thanks for the help with getting an ID. The button will.be posted off go the RGU tomorrow.

Bob

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Re: Stracathro return finds.
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2019, 08:57:39 AM »
Great result, Bob!