Relic Hunting In Karelia

Nights of Coins & Relics

My next two finds could be placed in the "Whatsit" (Unidentified Relic) category. The first one looked like an ordinary brass washer when I recovered it.

It Looked Like a Brass Washer

When I flipped it over, to my surprise, I noticed an 18th century coin encased within the copper frame.

18th Century Coin Encased Into Brass Frame

It did not seem to be a medallion as it did not have an eyelet for hanging it on a chain. And the coin did not have a hole in it for being used as a washer.

What Would Be the Purpose of This Design?

Strange design

The second "whatsit" was no less unusual.

Bronze

Being 2.5 inches long, made of bronze and shaped irregularly, this relic was a classic "whatsit."

Classic

Up Close

It could be a part of some simple mechanism.

part of a Simple Mechanism?

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