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by mattjb
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: Seen at rallies
Replies: 29
Views: 344

Re: Seen at rallies

I laughed through that list :lol: You missed the ‘don’t you know who I am?’ brigade - the Youtubers, ‘big on Facebook’ and those that think they are far more important than they are :clapping: Holzhammer and TerraBritannia - I'm sure that OG doesn't put you into this category :lol: :lol: Ha! I know...
by mattjb
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Finds & Stories
Topic: Well, that soon escalated !!
Replies: 11
Views: 96

Re: Well, that soon escalated !!

Blimey , you’ve done very well there! Love the votive axe. :thumbsup:
by mattjb
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Roman IDs needed... (Don't look Cath!!!!!)
Replies: 10
Views: 85

Re: IDs needed... (Don't look Cath!!!!!)

Some of those are in cracking condition.I only seem to find mostly unidentifiable grots!
by mattjb
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: Finds bag recommendation.
Replies: 11
Views: 85

Re: Finds bag recommendation.

I bought this one earlier this year, pretty compact and pockets on the side one I put pinpointer in the other a very slim trowel. Main pocket I use for scrap and a clam shell type box for the good stuff. Can’t knock it for the money , been great so far. Doesn’t come with a belt but I had one anyway...
by mattjb
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: What does your hammered coin collection look like?
Replies: 38
Views: 321

Re: What does your hammered coin collection look like?

I haven’t got room for display cabinets, all my small finds go in coin envelopes and get labelled with a field number. I’ll probably have one box for each year from now on. Or maybe two if I’m lucky! Sometimes it’s quite interesting to get everything out and arrange them in piles for each field,so y...
by mattjb
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: What is this??
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: What is this??

Looks like some sort of mount, looks almost zoomorphic at the narrow end but I don’t know if it is. Looks interesting though. I’m sure someone will know what it is.
by mattjb
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: Finds bag recommendation.
Replies: 11
Views: 85

Re: Finds bag recommendation.

I bought this one earlier this year, pretty compact and pockets on the side one I put pinpointer in the other a very slim trowel. Main pocket I use for scrap and a clam shell type box for the good stuff. Can’t knock it for the money , been great so far. Doesn’t come with a belt but I had one anyway....
by mattjb
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: What does your hammered coin collection look like?
Replies: 38
Views: 321

Re: What does your hammered coin collection look like?

Just had a look at my small collection! Henry 11 penny x 1 Henry 11 cut half x1 John cut half x1 Unidentifiable short cross quarter x 1 Henry 111 cut half x 2 Eddy 1 penny x 4 Unidentifiable York long x penny x1 Henry V111 groat (broken half) x 1 Liz penny x 1 Liz 3 half pence x 1 Liz sixpence x 1 U...
by mattjb
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: What does your hammered coin collection look like?
Replies: 38
Views: 321

Re: What does your hammered coin collection look like?

Cath on your table you’ve got William 3rd , I thought they are all milled coins or am I missing something?
by mattjb
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: What does your hammered coin collection look like?
Replies: 38
Views: 321

Re: What does your hammered coin collection look like?

My collection is also a lot smaller! Being laid up with a knackered knee I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube vids,particularly the tinner ones over the last couple of days.What struck me apart from the quality and quantity of what him and his dad find was I’m sure he said that they generally find 1...
by mattjb
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: What does your hammered coin collection look like?
Replies: 38
Views: 321

Re: What does your hammered coin collection look like?

My collection is also a lot smaller! Being laid up with a knackered knee I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube vids,particularly the tinner ones over the last couple of days.What struck me apart from the quality and quantity of what him and his dad find was I’m sure he said that they generally find 10...
by mattjb
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: Seen at rallies
Replies: 29
Views: 344

Re: Seen at rallies

I’ve never been to a rally or any other detecting event,always done my own thing or maybe with one other mate now and again. Would I ever go on one? Not sure really , maybe one day !
by mattjb
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lidl root saw spade.
Replies: 21
Views: 156

Re: Lidl root saw spade.

Funnily enough,I’ve been looking for a spade for some time.The three on my radar are the Greenmans old poaching spade,the Kent and Stowe transplanting and Caldwells poaching spade. I also had my eye on Gary Blackwells spadeand asked where he got it.He replied that he makes them,then heard no more. ...
by mattjb
Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lidl root saw spade.
Replies: 21
Views: 156

Re: Lidl root saw spade.

Could always take a grinder to the blade and shorten/reshape it. I’ve been using a long handled magnusson pointed digging spade from b and q for tough ground . Reshaped the end of the blade to make it easier to get through stoney ground.Suprised at how robust it’s been considering the abuse it’s had...
by mattjb
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Foreign?
Replies: 13
Views: 105

Re: Foreign?

Metalurgy wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:28 pm
Just had a look and agree with you and thanks for your help👍
👍 nice find, something a bit different.