pembrokeshire silver

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Johntp
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Finally managed a trip to Pembrokeshire for a bit detecting. As I arrived early in the morning a quick hour or two on the beach before the sun got up was called for before heading onto the land in search of lost treasures. So off with my trusty head torch down the steep steps to North beach Tenby, setting foot onto the sand it was clear that there was a lot of sand washed up from the previous high tide. Hope was fading fast, but I'm here now so I might as well get swinging the coil. After a few runs up and down the wet sand with virtually no signals at all I decide to try my luck on the dry. First a pound coin followed by a 20p then bingo a 925 silver neckless. happy days. As the sun was fast on the rise it was time to head inland. Deciding to try a field where I've been lucky finding a couple of hammerd coins in the passed I was off with high hopes but after an hour or so with nothing but Iron signals I was beginning to think there was a problem with my nox but then a good clear signal for a change, so in with the spade on out comes a little old thimble from a foot down, proving that the nox was in good shape. getting to the end of the day with the sun sinking fast I had almost given up hope of any hammerd coins today when I hear a lovely chirp in my ear and see a steady 17 on the screen, in with the spade for the hundredth time today and out comes a silver Elizabeth 1st penny. Happy day again.
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Way to go John :thumbsup: Wonder what it is with Lizzie around here. Must have been a busy area back then.
That’s a lovely bit of silver in the necklace. I like the design. Looks like the remains of a horses bit, bet that gave a good signal ! But what is the coin under the broken clog clasp. Looks kinda interesting. Anything on the other side ?

Bit windy down here this afternoon. We’re you out in it ? Hats off to you if your were.
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Hi Val hope you are well. unfortunately that coin under the clog clasp is just a shinny button and yes I think that that's part of a horses bridal bit, when I first saw it in the ground I though it was only an old iron bar and I couldn't work out why it was giving me such a good signal till I pulled it out of the ground and realized what it was. The silver chain has a real nice design to it and is about 20 inches long, the photo doesn't do it justice. The lizzy hammy I found right at the end of the day was a cool find, the worst thing about that is the land owner has asked me for the next hammy I find, so that will be going back to him next time I'm down that way, still its a small price to pay for the privilege of detecting on his land.
I was down there yesterday so not so windy just got cought in a couple of showers.
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You can find hammered coins on the beach? * ears prick up*

Great set of finds there. Must be lovely being out of lockdown again too. Very jealous!
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Yep I do believe you can find the odd hammy on the beach oxgirl but this one was found on land at one of my permissions latter on in the day and its fantastic to be out of lockdown for now just hoping we are all out of lockdown in the not to distant future. :)
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Johntp wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:57 pm Yep I do believe you can find the odd hammy on the beach oxgirl but this one was found on land at one of my permissions latter on in the day and its fantastic to be out of lockdown for now just hoping we are all out of lockdown in the not to distant future. :)
Ahhh that makes more sense. Good, I hate beaches but hate the idea of missing out on hammered coins even more :lol: Glad I can still give them a wide birth :D
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Jammy git, what a great day! :thumbsup:
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Well done on being able to get out detecting and a worthwhile session it was.
Is the clog clasp Silver ?
You were in Lockdown, now the rest of us are.
Relying on you, LadyB and anyone else in Wales, for finds over the next couple of weeks or so.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Cheers Easylife it's nice to be a jammy git sometimes.
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Hi Dave unfortunately the clog clasp is not silver but would have been great if it was. I've now just added a silver clog clasp to my bucket list. :thumbsup:
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