Early morning perambulation nets an early navy button muckle lead mount and a counterstamped tea token

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Early morning perambulation nets an early navy button muckle lead mount and a counterstamped tea token

Post by Lowland » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:02 am

Hi all
Managed to get my carcass out of the house
way early-up with the crows
Crucially afore the bairns.
Landed in a field right on the river tweed
A supposed ford across is on the maps
But on the flat the sandy soil is bottomless
So up to the edge of the banking and
Here’s what floated under my GMP and tornado coil..

An early navy gilt officers button-the fouled anchor replaced the earlier rose motif in the year 1774.
When the merchant navy started using the anchor design, a crown was added to navy officers
Buttons in 1812.
No makers mark to reverse.

A counterstamped copper London and Newcastle tea check/token.
An early example of a loyalty scheme.
From the south bridge store in Edinburgh-
Which is just off princes street.
The counterstamp is the initials KY-
Stamped Over the date which by other examples is probably 1876.
The company started in 1875 with between 10/20 stores,
By 1880 there was between 40/50 branches.

And lastly a big lead alloy harness mount
-From other similar I would (tentatively)put it round mid 1700s
When apparently they were very popular
I spose 50 years either side is fair enough?
It’s very brittle -I wonder if there’s a good way to
Stabilise the edges from further degradation
Maybe a little glue would do it?

All finds with GMP/nel tornado
settings around dinneroclock
Nothing too deep
The lead mount. Nearly blew my ears off.

All in a grand walk-with thanks to wiki ,PAS and buttons of the British navy on scribd
For some good info.
This field needs some serious attention methinks
Thanks for looking
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Re: Early morning perambulation nets an early navy button muckle lead mount and a counterstamped tea token

Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:28 am

Hello 'Lowland' ::g A great account of your early morning 'perambulation'. Interesting spread of finds
I particularly like the Edinburgh Tea Token ::g As you say, more attention to the area is definitely warranted ::g Regards ss47
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Re: Early morning perambulation nets an early navy button muckle lead mount and a counterstamped tea token

Post by SuperRed » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:44 am

Well worth the early start - well done ::g
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Re: Early morning perambulation nets an early navy button muckle lead mount and a counterstamped tea token

Post by Lowland » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:04 am

sweepstick47 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:28 am
Hello 'Lowland' ::g A great account of your early morning 'perambulation'. Interesting spread of finds
I particularly like the Edinburgh Tea Token ::g As you say, more attention to the area is definitely warranted ::g Regards ss47
Thank ye sir
The tea token is an interesting bit
I can’t find a satisfactory answer online about the counterstamp
Unless that’s what happened to them when they were redeemed?
The other counterstamped one I found from a quick squint was also
A south bridge one.
This is the same field the lead chickens came from a few weeks back..
So it’s on the hit list!
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Re: Early morning perambulation nets an early navy button muckle lead mount and a counterstamped tea token

Post by Lowland » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:06 am

SuperRed wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:44 am
Well worth the early start - well done ::g
Cheers!
It might be the future of detecting for me
There is not enough days in the week
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