I received an email from a tokens collector who informed me this particular find is one of only three known.
Many of our ancestors working in this county are fondly referred to as ‘ag labs’ by the people researching them….we are hoping to find something that will fit within the parameters of our ‘Creative Wiltshire’ project to reflect this trade and occupation.
Although this whistle is made of white metal and not bronze I had to include it because I think that it is such a charming little object. This is a gilded button of the Alliance Insurance Company pre 1965. A button with the Lion and Unicorn coat of arms made in Birmingham.
Made in London and probably commemorating the start of the company in 1824. G145 G Civilian Uniform Buttons 19th - 20th Century by D. In this case the Kings Crown and worn by most infantry regiments between 1872 to 1924. 541 Buttons of The Regular Army 1855-2000 by Howard Ripley. This fragment of metal is a Bronze Age axe head and dates to roughly 1000BC, you can clearly see the rounded blade which incidentally is still sharp even after 3000 years.
Part of a Fob Seal which would originally have been attached to a watch.
About 1720-1780 in date and one of my favourite finds.