One of Treasure Tim’s most interesting finds is a belt buckle representing the Cambridge v Oxford University Boat Race. A race which started in 1829 and continues today.
I Found the belt buckle in the remains of an old fireplace in an 1860’s early gold mining town in Central Victoria.
I was walking through the bush and I found some remains that looked like a miners hut and could see a lot of broken glass, that gave away that it was an old site. I decided to run the Minelab E-TRAC with an 11” coil around it and found the buckle in the fireplace of a stone chimney. It was about a foot deep into the rubble.
The buckle was gold gilded and in good condition although it was missing its centrepiece.
If you would like to find out the history behind the Boat Race which still occurs today visit theboatrace.org