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by figgis
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: What type of oyster shell?
Replies: 9
Views: 39

Re: What type of oyster shell?

Marcus Vettius Bolanus teatime oyster, just after 7 o'clock ;) ;)

Dunno, but it looks a bit sort of newish and fresh to have much age to it? But what do I know? I'm a prawn man, me :thumbsup:
by figgis
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Couple o' bits o' Silver....!
Replies: 12
Views: 67

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

HolzHammer wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:06 pm
What would you do?
I'd research the auction (not retail) prices for the coin, average out the most recent prices for those of similar condition, and offer that*.

I agree the Edward is broken rather than cut, by the way :thumbsup:

*Edit - offer HALF of that :lol:
by figgis
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Early medieval
Topic: Identifying Sceats
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Identifying Sceats

One day... ;)
by figgis
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Early medieval
Topic: Another Saxon coin guide
Replies: 8
Views: 83

Re: Another Saxon coin guide

Thanks for that, Cath. One day I, too, hope to put it to good use :cry:
by figgis
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Couple o' bits o' Silver....!
Replies: 12
Views: 67

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

And a nice Henry III Norwich penny, moneyer Ion :thumbsup:
by figgis
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Couple o' bits o' Silver....!
Replies: 12
Views: 67

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

Now you're just showing off, Alexander! :lol:

Think your Republican is L. Antestius Gragulus 136.BC

Great finds :thumbsup:

Edit: This is one that sold
by figgis
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: A hammy and some Romans today
Replies: 22
Views: 119

Re: A hammy and some Romans today

Blimey, that was a productive day. Very nicely played :thumbsup:

The brooch is very unusual and I'm thinking Hod Hill type but Alloverover will hopefully be along soon to correct that :D
by figgis
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:44 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!

That's definitely top of my list of "things I didn't know I needed" They have some good stuff on their site, I like the Roman cheese press, might order one. I've already spent about £200 in me head and haven't got past page 4 of the Roman section :lol: Like that's not gonna easily get knocked over,...
by figgis
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Two for help with
Replies: 8
Views: 65

Re: Two for help with

Your spoon-shaped wossname is a bit small for an eating spoon and a bit big for something like a salt spoon. Apothecary spoon kind of kidney, perhaps?
by figgis
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Finds & Stories
Topic: Well, that soon escalated !!
Replies: 11
Views: 100

Re: Well, that soon escalated !!

Blimey, Steve, that's one hell of a haul (nearly as good as mine, in fact :lol: ) and thanks for posting the images up, fellah.

Absolutely love that votive axe.

Well played :thumbsup:
by figgis
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Cleaning & Storage
Topic: Book: "Cleaning Coins & Artifacts" ?
Replies: 20
Views: 138

Re: Book: "Cleaning Coins & Artifacts" ?

TheFenTiger wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:15 pm
I have heard that de-ionised water is supposed to be better as it doesn't have the added chemicals of tap water.
I've heard the same, which is why I use rainwater :thumbsup:
by figgis
Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Cleaning & Storage
Topic: Book: "Cleaning Coins & Artifacts" ?
Replies: 20
Views: 138

Re: Book: "Cleaning Coins & Artifacts" ?

Cleaning finds these days largely consists of dunking in rainwater when I get home, a swift brushing to get any hard dirt off, then into the bin when I discover they're all junk :lol: I know that some say not to use water, but I've never understood that, given the environment the find has been in fo...
by figgis
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Help with ID on battered Edward penny
Replies: 6
Views: 46

Re: Help with ID on battered Edward penny

You can read the "EBO" of "CIVITAS EBORACI" on the reverse. Another pointer towards a York mint is a quatrafoil in the centre of the cross on the reverse, though yours doesn't have this
by figgis
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: Seen at rallies
Replies: 29
Views: 355

Re: Seen at rallies

Oxgirl wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:56 pm
I don’t like the big events at all.
Nor do I since I stopped to see you were ok to get off the field at the inaugural RCM - you were fine but I got stuck and had to be towed off :thumbdown: :D
by figgis
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Roman Brooch Fragment?
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Re: Roman Brooch Fragment?

Agreed it's unlikely to be from a vessel :thumbsup:

One of those bits you need to keep a hold of and go "Aha!" when another turns up and is identified :D