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Old 16-02-2014, 06:46 AM
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Default Great north rd,

part of the great road wher iam detecting near felton
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Old 16-02-2014, 06:49 AM
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couple of finds from around the rd, an george II love token
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Old 16-02-2014, 07:57 AM
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Hello Jim

Thanks for joining and sharing what must be a very interesting area, who knows what was thrown in the ditches or lost while sleeping in the hedges etc 100s of years ago. Anything else interesting please post on here!
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Old 16-02-2014, 01:21 PM
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I'm going to show my ignorance now....what would be a George II love token?Are those other pieces china thimbles. Very nice.
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Old 17-02-2014, 07:19 PM
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The other peices are 3 ring musket bullets from the early 1800s, as for the love token..well....George11 copper farthing love token 1700s the man bent it this way so his girlfriend wouldnt spend it....The “Bender” love tokens are perhaps not so obvious. It is thought that a young man would prove his love to his young lady by physically bending a coin in front on her. Often this was done on sixpences but occasionally we see it on gold coins and copper coins. The theory is that if the young man gives the coin to the young lady and she keeps (treasures) it, then he’s a happy soul (and hopefully so is she). If she takes it and throws it away into the field, then maybe it’s time to move on to pastures new! The old Nursery Rhyme about the man finding a “crooked sixpence” was maybe based on finding a discarded bender love token?
AND I FOUND IT IN A FIELD..ARE BLESS HIM..
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Old 17-02-2014, 08:06 PM
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Thanks Jim, well I suppose a china thimble and a ring musket ball aren't that far apart

And once upon a time in Felton there was a poor lovesick boy who was spurned by his girlfriend. Shame.
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