Two partefacts ID probably watch fob and nurse's buckle (half)

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Two partefacts ID probably watch fob and nurse's buckle (half)

Post by Zyrbalax » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:54 pm

Hi all,

Couple of curious bits found on my pasture permission near Bristol over the last few days. Found with a Safari on all metal (conductive).

The first looks a bit like a little stick man! It’s bent over though, and you can just about make out a couple of small pins on the end of his “feet” so I think originally with his legs akimbo he was holding something between them, the little pins being the spindle. Something like a spinning fob pendant but bigger, maybe a watch fob or something? Any ideas welcome.
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The second I think might be some kind of badge, again folded over on itself. First photo I think is the top half, and is it just me or is there a dragon’s head there on the left? Second photo is I think the bottom half and it looks like there’s a loop hanging down with a round shield in the middle. On the right you can see a straight bar which would have been on the back, which is what makes me think possibly a badge. Could this be military? Again, any ideas very welcome! Copper alloy, possibly originally gilded.
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Many thanks for looking ::g

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Re: Two partefacts for ID please

Post by fred » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:58 pm

Top one does look like a Georgian or later watch fob. ::g
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Re: Two partefacts for ID please

Post by Zyrbalax » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:03 pm

fred wrote:
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Top one does look like a Georgian or later watch fob. ::g
Thanks Fred, good to hear someone else saying what I was thinking ::g

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Re: Two partefacts for ID please

Post by fred » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:34 am

The curves and waves on the second object are very Art Noveau and, If so, it will be around 1900. It is likely to be one half of a squished buckle of the 'nurses buckle' type.The straight bar would match a buckle too although something similar could also be found on a brooch. However, it looks a bit big for a brooch, and buckles are one of the most common larger finds of this design and period. ::g
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Re: Two partefacts for ID please

Post by Zyrbalax » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:41 am

fred wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:34 am
The curves and waves on the second object are very Art Noveau and, If so, it will be around 1900. It is likely to be one half of a squished buckle of the 'nurses buckle' type.The straight bar would match a buckle too although something similar could also be found on a brooch. However, it looks a bit big for a brooch, and buckles are one of the most common larger finds of this design and period. ::g
I've just Googled "art nouveau nurse's buckle" and that looks like a very good call fred :)

Thank you - I hadn't seen that style of buckle before.

So... what was a nurse doing losing her buckle in the middle of a field? rl;

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