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Re: Coins With Samuel Pepys head stamped on them

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  • Hendersondonald
    It certainly wouldn t have been Sam on a coin. I suppose it would be theoretically possible that he appeared on a token, but it s far more likely it was either
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 24, 2012
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      It certainly wouldn't have been Sam on a coin.

      I suppose it would be theoretically possible that he appeared on a token, but it's far more likely it was either a coin of James, Charles or even William, or else it was a much later medal showing Sam.

      --- In pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com, "Dorothy Willis" <dorothywillis@...> wrote:
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      > I have never heard of Bog butter. Fascinating!
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      > I also doubt it was Sam on the coins. It was probably Charlie or Jamie.
      > With those big curly wigs everyone looks alike!
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      > Dorothy Willis
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      > >I have heard of bog butter being found in Irish bogs before in fact
      > >270 barrels of the stuff. Cannot beleive our man Sam was on the coins
      > though.
      > >http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg18124392.400-bog-butter-test.html
      > >
      > >--- In pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com <mailto:pepysdiary%40yahoogroups.com> ,
      > "angelamellor@" <amellor@> wrote:
      > >
      > >> Hello,
      > > >
      > > >My Dad tells a story that in Tipperary Ireland about 1945 while he was
      > cutting turf with his uncle , they came across a tree trunk buried in the
      > bog.
      > > >After digging it out they discovered the trunk was hollow and the cavity
      > contained butter and copper coins with the head of Samuel Pepys stamped on
      > them. He was about 15 at the time and remembers his uncle brought the coins
      > home and they were around the house for a few days.
      > >> My Dad then went back home to Dublin and the coins were not seen or
      > mentioned again.
      > > >Would it be possible that the man on the coins was Samuel Pepys ?
      > >>
      > >> Thanks & Regards Angela
      >
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