Thanks for the kind comments. The thread had
largely gone unnoticed, but I guess when Robin speaks, people notice
The coin is in the mail, but upon arrival, I will see if I can improve upon the photo to better capture the true color of the coin. It is described as glossy brown, but the photo is quite silverish.
As far as the ear, it seems similar to the RIC
188 one in Wildwinds
although the photo there is smallish and hard to see.