Monday, 7 March 2011

The two G's



Yesterday morning the farmer was tidying up the front garden after the Winter and look what he turned up in the soil! As our house was not built until 1927 we have no idea what would be here during Georgian days but somebody must have dropped this coin. I have yet to identify which George it is. There is the King's head and the words Georgius Rex on the front and a rather faint Britannia on the back but the date is indecipherable. But we assume that it is 18th or nineteenth century. Whichever it is, it was a lovely thing to find.

Our afternoon was spent walking on a bridle path high above the Dales with a view right over to Teesside. I have taken a view but the haze makes the view pretty distant, but at least you can see how far we can see.

This morning the first G - gardening - means that the garden looks much tidier and the second G - the George coin - sits in my box of treasures waiting for my friend to call and identify it for us (don't be long before you come G as we are eager to find out.)

17 comments:

Elisabeth said...

What a wonderful find, Weaver. The passage of the past lies underfoot.

steven said...

that's so cool weaver! i have a coin with napoleon on it that my grandma dug up in her garden. i think she was living in runcorn at the time. you'd have to wonder at all the little gems and jewels just waiting for the time to return to the light of day! steven

Heather said...

Buried treasure - what a treat Pat. I love that view - you can really stretch your eyes with a view like that. Enjoy your gardening - I've just planted a climbing rose to provide me with perfume and shade, but maybe not this year!

Reader Wil said...

Great G's! What a lucky find!

Jinksy said...

Thecoin was a real find- lucky you!

MorningAJ said...

I am so jealous of that view. I miss North Yorkshire so much.

Gwilym Williams said...

Well done!
One time I found a 14th cent bronze seal matrix on farmland in the Lune Valley - it's now on display in Lancaster City Museum, so if you're ever passing that way you can view it.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely find!

Elizabeth said...

This is such fun......buried treasure!
I see Gwylim Williams got a more spectacular coin.....
but even so, it is rather exciting.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

What great fun! You can imagine the people who walked the land before you, what they were wearing, where they were off to. Did they miss the coin? Can't wait to hear the date :)

Tess Kincaid said...

What a spectacular find! A treasure, indeed. I'll be waiting with much anticipation on the details.

angryparsnip said...

So exciting. . . Hidden treasure.
First the ax head and now the coin. It is wonderful to know people lived on and loved your land as much as you do.

cheers, parsnip

Hildred and Charles said...

How exciting to find a coin of that vintage - and just faintly as exciting, to have a nice tidy yard after winter has ravaged it.

Jane Moxey said...

How exciting. Wouldn't it be lovely to know the story of why the coin was dropped where it was? I shall look forward to hearing what you found out. And perhaps also finding out how much the coin was worth in its day and how much it would be worth now if you were to sell it!!!

Jo said...

Oh, Weaver, Gaia is giving up a few of her hidden treasures to you, my friend.

First the axe head, now this coin, have come into the hands of one who will cherish and protect them, as she has proven to do with her plot of earth.

What other secrets will she divulge to you in the future?

Pondside said...

So interesting to see what the earth gives up - I look forward to learning what your expert says.

Penny said...

It is amazing what can be found, although nothing as exciting as that here in Oz.