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by figgis
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: A hammy and some Romans today
Replies: 13
Views: 66

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: 100

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: 62

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: 96

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: 134

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: 134

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: 43

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: 338

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: 99

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
by figgis
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Roman Brooch Fragment?
Replies: 10
Views: 99

Re: Roman Brooch Fragment?

I must say it doesn't strike me as overly brooch-like, but it does appear to have some decent age to it :thumbsup:
by figgis
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: What does your hammered coin collection look like?
Replies: 38
Views: 318

Re: What does your hammered coin collection look like?

Oh great. Spiffing. Thanks, Cath, for reminding me that my collection has urgently needed collating properly for the past few years :thumbdown: ;) I do of course keep records of all recordable finds on a general spreadsheet, with a separate one for hammereds which I haven't updated for yonks. The co...
by figgis
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: Seen at rallies
Replies: 29
Views: 338

Re: Seen at rallies

I've only ever done two rallies plus a couple of club digs I was kindly invited to attend. The rallies were a real eye opener and had me shaking my head in bemusement a few times. Quick briefing then it was like Whacky Races :lol: I would add one type to Evan's list - The Watcher. The Watcher stands...
by figgis
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Finds & Stories
Topic: 50p
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: 50p

Dave The Slave wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:01 pm
those Horsey rings we all find and wonder how old they are.
Quite often very old and one of those useless items which for some reason always give me pleasure to find :thumbsup:
by figgis
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Metal token thing
Replies: 7
Views: 76

Re: Metal token thing

A "heads or tails" token used in pubs to decide who gets the next round in ;)
by figgis
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Wire Ring Thing
Replies: 16
Views: 143

Re: Wire Ring Thing

keyfits wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:07 pm
Amazing what you can learn on this forum.
I can teach you a lot about gin :thumbsup: