In December 2016 I made a post entitled The Rookie Detectorist and The Gold Seal Matrix. You may remember the magnificent find shown below. An observant reader has pointed out that the article was left unfinished. And he is right, so I am making amends!
Brian’s Gold Seal Matrix
In the second paragraph of the original I wrote: … you will no doubt want to celebrate the find and the subject of this particular inspirational (albeit sad story) of another great find that I am about to relate.
Alas. I failed to say what the sad part of the story was, and now I am able to make amends. I have updated the blog and you can read the omission there. Although this find was published in my blog in December, it was first shown in 2012. Brian found the matrix in 2010.
A Pin for Passchendaele
You will notice that my blog is free from advertisements, except for the ones I choose and post myself. Maybe you haven’t seen this, so I bring it to your attention. On the 31st July the Royal British Legion (RBL) produced a poppy pin to commemorate the centenary of the BATTLE of PASSCHENDAELE – also known as the THIRD BATTLE of YPRES. The poppy was placed on sale to raise funds for the RBL.
The poppy pins are limited to 60,083, one for each fallen British soldier, and made from melted down brass fuses from British shells fired during the battle. Decorated with enamel paint containing soil from the British front line, the pins come in a lacquered wooden presentation box complete with certificate detailing an individual British soldier whose life was lost during the battle. Priced £39.99. They are available from the Legion’s online shop, The Poppy Shop, where you can read more.