Gold Fob medal

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Gold Fob medal

Postby JanGroen » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:45 pm

Good evening
I bought this with a lot of other pins and badges. Think it is a fob medal. Seems to be made out of gold. It does not have any hallmarks but maybe someone knows the coat of arms.
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Re: Gold Fob medal

Postby dognose » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:03 pm

Hi Jannie,

The Arms are that of FINCHAM of the counties of Cambridge and Norfolk:

Argent, three bars sable, a bend ermine. Crest: a hind's head erased or, in the mouth a branch of holly vert, fructed gules.

Motto: Arbore latet opaca (Hidden by a shady tree).

Trev.

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Re: Gold Fob medal

Postby JanGroen » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:51 pm

Thank you
Are there any ways to determine how old this fob medal may be without any hallmarks? When was it common practice to mark fob medals with family arms? I have a lot of hallmarked silver fob medals given out as prizes, this is my only gold one with family arms on it.
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Re: Gold Fob medal

Postby dognose » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:56 pm

I could just imagine such a piece on one end of a chain, and a fine gold watch on the other, being given as a 21st birthday present or the like.

Trev.


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