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It's very nice to have a find identified, some will never be identified due to the rareity of the find. Coins are obviously easy unless it's origin is unknown. Luckily I found a ring with the artist name and was able to trace where it originated from. The artist is called Richard Shorty. Here is some information about him and some products that he produces. Richard Shorty has his own Facebook webpage. Richard's rings were only produced for a period of  six years (1985 -1991) and thus it becomes a rare collectors item !  I had been made an offer for the ring but I turned it down.

My other find is interesting as it's from WWII, it is a Heavy Gilt unmarked Italy Fascist Pilot Wing Badge found at a farm in Sawley. The badge is fully intact with clasp. I presume that it was discarded by a disgruntled Italian Pilot who was a P.O.W and had been working on the farm during the war. The badges are currently selling for $200 or more in the U.S.A and are quite a rareity in their own right because it is a pre 1943 badge. There is a badge on ebay that is identical and currently selling for $1,263.00 . The one on ebay has the name of the pilot, mine doesn't.
Hammered Coins

Queen Elizabeth I 1575

King John I 1209 - 17
Spindle Whorls


Bullets, Musket Balls, Pistol Balls
Grape Shot?
Medieval Hooked Clothes Fastener 14th-15th Centuary

WWII, it is a Heavy Gilt unmarked Italy Fascist Pilot Wing Badge
Pre 1943

Robertson's Golly Wog Badge (Piper) Name not Politically Correct these days !
Miscellaneous Objects

Bell (age unknown)
Woodside Ferry :Pass 1862 No 968
Buttons & Bullet
Latest Finds 2017
Ring (unknown type)
2 Bullets
Wedge of lead
Coin Unkown
1956 One Shilling
1797 Cartwheel Penny (the large Coin).

2 small coins un-identified
Collection of copper pennies, half pennies, farthings
King William III 1697 shilling
Half Crown 1929
1902 Edward VII Penny
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