You're a lucky man to live in such a rich historical area.
What you should do with them is up to you.
It would be a shame to see them rot away.
Grtz and please do continue the good work,
I agree with Dean. Those horses are very VERY valuable.
Interesting! Would you believe that the first one I found I assumed that it was some kind of trench art. It wasn't until
later that I realized that they were much, much older than that. Another interesting thing is that on the last horse I found
I noticed that some spots were awfully polished and shiny with a dull grey color. Then it hit that they have some kind of
zinc alloy covering the top and it's only covered in a rusty buildup after laying in the ground for so long.
Now? I hold those little horses with gloved hands! I appreciate the heads up on their possilbe value!
Are you going to clean them up yourself or are you going to ask some expert advise and help from a museum?
Would love to find such artefacts but here we have to turn them over when we find something that old.
PS: did the link to the Belgian warmuseum give you some info on the Belgian troops in Korea?
Very interesting! Why Japanese and Chinese Ching Dynasty coins were there?
I'm just spitballing but the reason for the Chinese coins were that it was a more common currancy due to their close relationship and borders. For a long time, Korea paid tribute of vassal state to China though China never got involved in Korean affairs exept in times of war. Most coins I've found are mid 1700s.
The Japanese coins are because of Japan's occupation of Korea in the early 1900s, and like Taiwan, Japan forced their language, culture, government, currancy, etc. on Koreans. So nearly all Japanese coins are 1920s-1940s