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Item Found: Jewelry

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Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0329)


September 1st, 2012

Hi All,

I thought you might be interested in my recent beach finds here in Australia. A couple of them were pretty unusual items to find on a beach, but one was right on the money and very apt. I have both a GMT and a Prizm 6T, and during our latest vacation we were heading down to the Victorian goldfields again to let the GMT do its thing. To do a family thing we detoured slightly to the coast. Once there I decided I had an hour or two to spare so got out the Prizm 6T and gave it a run on the beach. Am I glad I did. You can see from the way I’m dressed that it was a long way from swimming weather! Freezing.

Of course the 6T doesn’t care about the weather, so it got right down to business, and it‘s business is finding goodies. The first item was an unusual medallion with a portrait of the young Princess Elizabeth above the date 1939, many years before she would become Queen. On the other side it says ‘Heir Presumptive to the Throne’ and her birth date, April 21 1926.

The unusual medallion was followed by two fairly ornate buckles, one seems to be gilt plated and the other has beautiful green and blue enamel work. Both seem to date from the late 1800’s or early1900’s. I only hope it was warmer weather on this beach when these ladies lost their buckles way back then! Just before packing up I found a small brooch in the form of a pelican, which seemed very appropriate for the location. This was fairly modern I think, but the buckles are old and the medallion very unusual.

The true thrill of swinging my White’s detector, either of them, is that I never know for sure just what goodies are going to come out of the hole. The only thing I do know is that they’ll tell me for sure if it’s worth digging!

All my best regards,

Wal

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