Hello Gents, I found this on Craig' s list today and thought it was cool so I bought it. The guy was selling everything that his dad sent home during his service in WWII. I have a hard time understand why a son would sell off his fathers stuff but I guess he needed the money. I believe its supposed to be a cross or a plane. The coin in the front has a picture of the Reims Cathedral and is dated 1914. I was wondering if anyone here could tell me what the shell is. It is marked around the rim as follows: TS 4 17 C. It looks like a 30 06 round to me but I don't have any to compare. So is this what you would call "Trench Art"? Sorry for my ignorance but I'm still new at this. For $5.00 I thought I would take the chance.
Thanks for looking