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by Oxgirl
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Finds & Stories
Topic: decorative buttons and a few nice finds
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: decorative buttons and a few nice finds

Brilliant finds! Love a decorated button and you have some really cool ones there. Plus a bonus hammered! We’ve had ok weather here this week but the cows are guarding the entrance to the harvested maize field which is quite productive. Subsequently I’m left dodging the cow pats on the pasture tryin...
by Oxgirl
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: What type of oyster shell?
Replies: 9
Views: 39

Re: What type of oyster shell?

There’s loads of fossilised ones near me, but it seems there would have been a tropical lake back a few million years ago. They don’t look like yours though! Didn’t they farm them in fish ponds back in the Roman times?
by Oxgirl
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Couple o' bits o' Silver....!
Replies: 12
Views: 67

Re: Couple o' bits o' Silver....!

Couple of bits - you have another triple set. If you weren’t such a nice guy I’d start to dislike you by now :lol:

Great coins, I can even admire that Roman! I’ll watch the video tomorrow with a nice cup of tea :D
by Oxgirl
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Early medieval
Topic: Another Saxon coin guide
Replies: 8
Views: 83

Re: Another Saxon coin guide

figgis wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:01 pm
Thanks for that, Cath. One day I, too, hope to put it to good use :cry:
Me too! For both of us!
by Oxgirl
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Research Room
Topic: Bending coins - history of the custom
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Bending coins - history of the custom

‘The English custom’ of bending coins goes back a long way and has adapted and changed over time. Knowing more about why coins were bent in half, or why a sixpence was bent into an ‘S’ shape can change how we look at what we have found. Personally I get upset when I see people straightening delibera...
by Oxgirl
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Rules and Hub News
Topic: Want to win this? Only special prizes here!
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Want to win this? Only special prizes here!

I’m not one of these modern men, so not sure if I’m comfortable drinking from a cup with dicks on it, even if it does arms and wings on it….. Caligula has a lot to answer for :D Still, I’m sure the wife would appreciate it :thumbsup: Drinking from it is meant to bring you luck… It would make a good...
by Oxgirl
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: A hammy and some Romans today
Replies: 22
Views: 119

Re: A hammy and some Romans today

I think it is a buckle. This one isn't the same but gives you an idea of what family of buckles it could be part of https://www.catawiki.com/en/l/21257903-ancient-roman-legionary-bronze-belt-buckle-with-hinge-plate-8-1cm I'll look in my Roman buckle book tomorrow - well actually it's Roman military ...
by Oxgirl
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Rules and Hub News
Topic: Want to win this? Only special prizes here!
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Want to win this? Only special prizes here!

Blackadder43 wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:53 pm
Am i allowed to enter?
No :mrgreen: but I can send you a framed photo :|
by Oxgirl
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Early medieval
Topic: Another Saxon coin guide
Replies: 8
Views: 83

Re: Another Saxon coin guide

BuriedByTime&Dust wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:28 pm
Have you got a guide to finding one? :D
If I did it’s rubbish cause I’ve never had a sniff :lol:
by Oxgirl
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: A hammy and some Romans today
Replies: 22
Views: 119

Re: A hammy and some Romans today

That brooch looks like it’s trying to be a buckle too! Not seen anything like that before and am interested in what ID it turns out to be :thumbsup:

Love the shortcross :Star:
by Oxgirl
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Rules and Hub News
Topic: Want to win this? Only special prizes here!
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Want to win this? Only special prizes here!

Bonjour lovely Hub friends. We never did a prize draw for our first birthday which we’ve been feeling guilty about so when I spotted the opportunity to order one of these very hard to buy Roman cups I grasped it as a present that the majority of you would appreciate. For those of you who don’t under...
by Oxgirl
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Early medieval
Topic: Another Saxon coin guide
Replies: 8
Views: 83

Another Saxon coin guide

Hope this is of use to anyone interested in early medieval coins - enjoy!
by Oxgirl
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Early medieval
Topic: Identifying Sceats
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Identifying Sceats

Never found a sceat but I’d love to. In the meantime I like researching them cause they are so intricate and beautifully designed, with lots of hidden meanings. At a basic level sceats fall into 2 main categories: Primary & Intermediate series c. 680 - 710 AD - types A-F, and the Secondary series C ...
by Oxgirl
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Roman
Topic: General introduction to Roman coinage
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: General introduction to Roman coinage

Easylife wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:23 pm
Looks like Cath is starting to take interest in Roman? :Thinking:
Don’t get excited, I still hate them :lol:
by Oxgirl
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Roman
Topic: General introduction to Roman coinage
Replies: 3
Views: 42

General introduction to Roman coinage

If you want to know and understand the different types of Roman coinage then you might enjoy this guide :thumbsup: