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Title: Gold Fob Seal
Post by: erm1969 on February 07, 2018, 08:26:03 AM
Hi Guys,
Haven't posted anything for a while, but thought you might like to see this gold fob seal that I found last week. It was found in a woodland in Argyll with my Whites MXT. The stone is a bloodstone and the crest and motto would appear to be for the Chinnery family. The motto reads 'nec temere nec timide' and means 'neither rashly nor timidly'. The only local-ish Chinnery connection is one Bishop Alexander Chinnery-Haldane, Bishop for Argyll and the Isles from 1883-1906. He was big on hunting, shooting and fishing, so plausible that he would be roaming around the woods in North Argyll.
Cheers Ewan
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Post by: JoeCovenantLamb on February 07, 2018, 09:41:27 AM
That's a stunning piece right there!
TT not interested?
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Post by: Uncle Bob on February 07, 2018, 10:02:26 AM
Great find!  Well done chum...
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Post by: John on February 07, 2018, 10:09:20 AM
LOVELY!
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Post by: gavindiver on February 07, 2018, 11:36:14 AM
Wow great find, I can only wish ;D
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Post by: Chilgrove on February 07, 2018, 12:29:58 PM
Wow that is some find.  Bet you won't see many more like that in a lifetime of detecting.
Howard.
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Post by: Kyt2016 on February 07, 2018, 12:38:58 PM
Now that's cool, well done on that,  :D
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Post by: Sam on February 07, 2018, 01:08:42 PM
Great find Ewan, well dug. Top class bit of goldsmithing there and good you could find out some history to it. Cheers for posting...
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Post by: gasman on February 07, 2018, 05:24:45 PM
That's a beauty of a find,well done.
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Post by: greygull on February 07, 2018, 08:09:34 PM
Smashing find !! Congratulations
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Post by: shona on February 07, 2018, 11:14:22 PM
Absolute belter! Well found and interesting research. Well done.
Shona
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Post by: Seagoon on February 07, 2018, 11:41:09 PM
Looks like it was lost yesterday! Truly Superb!   I wonder tho'... if it is related to the bishop, whilst it's a beautiful piece, no doubt suitable for a bishop, it's also rather feminine-looking. Could it perhaps have belonged to his wife, Anna Elizabeth Chinnery (died 30 November 1907), only daughter of the Reverend Sir Nicholas Chinnery, Baronet of Flintfield, County Cork? Perhaps lost whilst out riding? Dunno... but cracking find whatever!  :D
Title: Re: Gold Fob Seal
Post by: erm1969 on February 08, 2018, 06:59:35 AM
Looks like it was lost yesterday! Truly Superb!   I wonder tho'... if it is related to the bishop, whilst it's a beautiful piece, no doubt suitable for a bishop, it's also rather feminine-looking. Could it perhaps have belonged to his wife, Anna Elizabeth Chinnery (died 30 November 1907), only daughter of the Reverend Sir Nicholas Chinnery, Baronet of Flintfield, County Cork? Perhaps lost whilst out riding? Dunno... but cracking find whatever!  :D

Thanks for the comment, and yes that had crossed my mind too. Anna Chinnery was the wealthy, only daughter of the Baronet and Alexander Haldane was obliged to take the Chinnery name on their marriage. The whole Chinnery-Haldane story is quite amazing - Bishop Alexander's memoir is available online and makes an interesting read. I think the next step is to try and track down some original documents baring the Bishop's wax seal, that way we will be 100% sure.
Cheers Ewan