Best inter-lockdown find

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Now that it seems we're shackled once again (temporarily at least), it might be interesting to see what we've managed to turn up in between lockdowns.

I've been extraordinarily fortunate in turning up some lovely stuff, but my favourite has to be this little Aesica brooch. I've found various types of Roman brooch but never one of this flavour and it's taken a place of pride in the cabinet. It's only about 30mm in length (haven't recorded it properly yet) but somehow punches way above its weight with regards character and I just love it.

The field in which it was found is currently fully available, moist, nicely compacted and... I can't get on it :pulling hair out:
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Not quite a common find by any stretch of the imagination, beach find.
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:shock:

That poses so many questions I don't know where to start. :lol:
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I like that find :D
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Microscope lost from a school field trip perhaps?

Not a common find, does it still work or too damaged from the salty water

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Steve_JT wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:16 am Microscope lost from a school field trip perhaps?

Not a common find, does it still work or too damaged from the salty water

Regards Steve
Spot on Steve.

I assume lost by a student who was perhaps on a fossil hunting school trip down here on the Jurassic coast?

Did not work, not sure how long it had been in the water, seaward side of the north wall of the harbour only washes out in super low tides in the winter storms.

On the upside I did have a platinum wedding ring out at the same time.
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Never ceases to amaze me what comes out of the sand and soil. Love the brooch to. Well done to you :thumbsup:
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Now a microscope, could be a useful addition to the old magnifying glass. Do have a jewellers loupe but the magnification is too much.
Inter lockdown finds :shh: now let me think, aah yes, no wait :?
Well you know me, pretty happy with low key, last seasons best find and only FLO notifiable item, was a humble button but there was a long forgotten History attached to it.
Have only managed 7 sessions so far but my inter-lockdown fave at the moment is a piece of lead. :o
Not just any piece of lead, it had US on it, then a strange Spiderish logo on the other side.
Love a bit of research and after no incoming info decided to cross the big pond for some help. Reply received faster than a walk to the post box, which gave the tiny piece of lead, a known use and also a new entry into the lead seal directory run by StuE.
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United States Army Chemical Warfare Services lead seal.
Also now have a contact in America for any US WW2 unidentifiables.
Cheers all, :thumbsup:
Dave.
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