Makes a nice change from finding all those pesky Ritterkreutzen with oakleaves and swords.
Yes indeed. Find them all the time around caves with dead officers and so
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
These are a contemporary loss around the dates of the coins ... and have nothing to do with the bunkers
Most probably a dropped purse ..... ... leather has rotted away ..
Nice find .
Value of Russia 5 Kopeks 1763 to 1796
Nice link Gary, I have a few coins I will check there.
Those NKVD officers must have been nostalgic of the tsarist regime of yore!
Great finds ! don't clean them coins are looks better with a nice Patina