For thosr not on Facebook… What an interesting, exciting dig it was on Sunday! I didn’t find any part of the hoard but I did find my first matrix seal and I am delighted. The message reads PRIVE SU which means “I am Private”. Late in the day I also found a token. Here’s some pics.
My Conder token. It’s a Halfpenny Token dated 1790 for the copper industry. Info taken from web.
Roe’s Macclesfield (Cheshire) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1790. Obverse: Bust of Charles Roe to right: “CHARLES ROE ESTABLISHED THE COPPER WORKS 1758”. Reverse: Seated female holding cogwheel and tool. Top bar on right points to second limb of first “N”, lower bar points to the base of “Y” with legend: “MACCLESFIELD HALFPENNY 1790”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE AT MACCLESFIELD, LIVERPOOL OR CONGLETON * X *”. Charles Roe became a partner in several copper mines, and the famous Anglesey Mines in Wales were first worked under his direction. Roe & Co., owned extensive works for smelting and making copper on land to the east of Macclesfield.