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A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« on: June 20, 2011, 02:27:47 PM »
:)Hi Folks

Just to say a big thanks to the Admin team and Lucky as well for yet again another enjoyable great day out.

Terrific scenery and great company as well as the weather making a better appearance this time round.

Didn't find anything of note myself until late in the afternoon.

Having a shot of Heart of Lothian's Fisher F75 and concentrating on the edge of the field I received an iffy signal at five inches.

A few seconds later I was holding a wee piece of gold which at first I took to be a silver ring that was sticking out the side of the earth I dug up.

But it turned out to be a wee swivel fob pendant similar to that of a seal that had come from from an Albert Watch chain.

One side has a stone that looks green in colour with specks of red in it and the other side has a very interesting inscription to a Rev. A. Brown there is also a date for the 31st of December 1891.

The funny thing is I was right in line with the old Church where I found the object.

Quite an interesting find from a local history point of view and one worth researching.

Great Rally guys

Thank's again

Joe 8)
 
 

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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 02:39:41 PM »
:)Hi Folks

Just to say a big thanks to the Admin team and Lucky as well for yet again another enjoyable great day out.

Terrific scenery and great company as well as the weather making a better appearance this time round.

Didn't find anything of note myself until late in the afternoon.

Having a shot of Heart of Lothian's Fisher F75 and concentrating on the edge of the field I received an iffy signal at five inches.

A few seconds later I was holding a wee piece of gold which at first I took to be a silver ring that was sticking out the side of the earth I dug up.

But it turned out to be a wee swivel fob pendant similar to that of a seal that had come from from an Albert Watch chain.

One side has a stone that looks green in colour with specks of red in it and the other side has a very interesting inscription to a Rev. A. Brown there is also a date for the 31st of December 1891.

The funny thing is I was right in line with the old Church where I found the object.

Quite an interesting find from a local history point of view and one worth researching.

Great Rally guys

Thank's again

Joe 8)
 
 



The main photo is a little small for the detail so I am attaching another!
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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 02:49:35 PM »
Very nice congratulations !!!!!!!!!

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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 03:18:19 PM »
Wonderful find and locally historic into the bargain! Congratulations!! ;D
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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011, 07:10:41 PM »
well done... everybodys dream a wee bit o the gold stuff...eddy

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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2011, 07:29:14 PM »
Very well done congratulations  ;)

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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2011, 07:30:42 PM »
Well done again its lovely :)

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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2011, 08:18:00 PM »
Thats a braw yin  8) 8)
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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 08:38:03 PM »
A fantastic find,  congratulations  :)

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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 09:03:06 PM »
Superb find Joe.All the more special being such a personal item.
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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2011, 09:14:14 PM »
a nice interesting find that,why not check the rev brown out ..... 

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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2011, 09:46:05 PM »
 :) Hi Folks

Thank's for all the comments about the little fob it is a cracking unusual artefact.

I will try and have a go at researching the piece in particular the Reverend Brown.

One thing I would like to do is perhaps pass it on to any family descendants if they can be traced?

Alternatively hand it over to the local Church if they have a facility for such an artefact.

For although it is a gold object there isn't the same sort of collective factor about it as you would find with coins and earlier artefacts.

So I don't mind doing something constructive with this particular find.

I would be open to all your views on the subject as well?

Joe   ::)   
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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2011, 10:03:38 PM »
What a great find Joe and I think it would be a fantastic & unselfish gesture to pass it over to any descendants or indeed the Church itself. 

This can only highlight what a great hobby & indeed forum we have to the members of the general public.

Nothing beats a bit of Gold  ;D

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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2011, 10:28:10 PM »
I've sent you a PM Joe and put my own thoughts forward. Its a truely  lovely find to have made, clearly with local association, as are the two Portmoak communion tokens and the W. Barclay Milnathort saddlers badges. Portmoak Church had a minister named the reverend John Campbell Brown from 1881ad until about 1905ad. He could have been related to your reverend A. Brown.The date on the fob would suggest this. Can I just add your thoughts on what should happen to the fob are precious. What an example you set for our forum members to follow.
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Re: A Golden Wee Moment at the DS Rally No 5 in Kinross
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2011, 11:46:39 AM »
A great find well done Joe. :)