Saturday, 2 April 2016

Finding Things

We had a great afternoon on the plot in the sun today - digging, sitting and chatting. Jamie found a marble and a coin - always a treat! This is the third and oldest we've found.
The coin is very light and quite small 23mm diameter. After a bit of cleaning, manipulation in a photo app and a bit of web browsing we figure it's a farthing. Four farthings made a penny, so not too much to lose. This is Britannia 

George II reigned from 1727-1760. The coin is dated 1740-something, can't quite make out the last number. But, once you know, it is possible to make out part of GEORGIUS and the II. And, I think it may be 1744, because there is a U in his name, rather than a V.   Cool!

We also found that our broad beans have sprouted - hoorah!
And our potato chits are going a bit crazy, so we really want to get them planted out in the next week or two...

3 comments:

  1. Not very sunny here. Have you tried dropping the coin into cola to clean it up?

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    1. I used vinegar on a cotton bud and it's a bit cleaner now but I think if I clean it anymore I'll cause more damage.

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  2. Great detective work with the coin! I like when objects give a little history lesson

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