Here are a couple of interesting(I think so,anyway!) pieces of Irish History. The first crude looking but massive hunk of iron Pike was found in a drywall of a torn down cottage in the Western Ireland town of Cahirciveen. It was made by a blacksmith for the 1798 Rebellion as was the bearded Pike in the 3rd photo. It's interesting to see the differences between a Blacksmith piece from that of an Armory made piece. Note the "rein cutter" on it-it was designed specifically to unhorse the Sassenach invader before you stuck your Pike into his guts... The Armory Pike I obtained on my last trip to Dublin more years ago than I care to think about! Somewhere around the house, I have some other bits from Eire, such as a stone axe head, a stone arrow, a stone scraper and a bronze arrowhead, but until I stumble into them again, they'll have to stay snuggly packed for now.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
I like them both!!!
10th november 1813 Nivelle army gsm
Nice medal rory!!!
Some of my oldest items, Roman Denars.
Domitian, Augustus (1st Roman emperor), Vitellius, Vespasian, Hadrian.
Not the oldest, but certainly the largest item in my collection of historical items,
The 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu, 307.
It was liberated from Stockton California in 2010.
It was not (as some people might think) produced in Solingen Germany, but in Fremont California, United States of America.