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Not as exciting as some of the eyes only finds on here but for me this was a first and I didnt even have to dig for it . One of the first bottles found just laying on the mush after a bit of pond digging and clearing the silt with a mechanical digger .
Blomfields East Dereham glass ginger beer bottle produced just after the demise of the stoneware versions .
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TerraEnglandia wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:30 pm
A fragment of ceramic strainer/colander or cheese press of uncertain date, probably Roman or Post-Medieval, c.AD 43-410 or c.AD 1500-1800.
An interesting date range, it's the sort of thing that could have been made anytime but let's just call it Roman as you have found other there. :thumbsup:
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As an eyes only finder I think I can take the record but as a reader it seems I’m useless. This thread has been running for months and I’ve only just come across it. Anyway, belatedly, here’s my record.
If you count a child’s curiosity it all started for me before I reached secondary school age when I found a dump of sorts littered with loads of broken pottery and gleefully gathered pockets full of the stuff. I’ve never lost that curiosity and continued through the years picking up everything from rocks to jewels that cover many thousands of years if you count the fossils.

Take your pick on wether you count them all or just the years with a detector which I’ve had for about 15 years. The eyes are a bit older and count for about 65.

Great thread John :thumbsup:
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Blimey, there's some right eagle-eyed types amongst us :thumbsup:

And Val, I hear what you say about ageing minces - without me bins I have to wait till I get home to see if I've got a two-bob bit or a bottle top :lol:
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Could not really make up my mind what to choose, so went in the end for an arrowhead but then it was like trying to pick a favorite child, so have just added a little selection of them.
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Two in one day but what are they?

Found April 2012.
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Doug wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:05 pm Two in one day but what are they?

Found April 2012.
Handles from walking sticks ?
Although the smaller one could double up as a putter.
Think i saw somewhere in the old days when sport was banned on a Sunday, some walking sticks could be used as a golf club, known as a Sunday club.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:22 pm Handles from walking sticks ?
Although the smaller one could double up as a putter.
Think i saw somewhere in the old days when sport was banned on a Sunday, some walking sticks could be used as a golf club, known as a Sunday club.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Top one is made to do two jobs, took me a while to find the answer, but it's out there.

Second one I did not really get an ID.

I did think it may have been part of an off/on tap for a samovar which have bone/ivory handles and some have the same for the on/off taps. Less transfer of heat whilst handling.
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Dave The Slave wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:22 pm Handles from walking sticks ?
Although the smaller one could double up as a putter.
Think i saw somewhere in the old days when sport was banned on a Sunday, some walking sticks could be used as a golf club, known as a Sunday club.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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My apologies Dave, I forgot to answer your question, it's an age thing!

Top one is a riding crop possibly a huntsman/women and the idea is to open a gate without getting off the horse using the shaped bone/antler piece. Age, may be Victorian?
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I have two sites that have large amount of fossils in them, both are in river/stream valleys which have the fields back from the water by around 2 fields.
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Apart from a tanged and barbed arrow head, my best eyes only was this Roman brooch that i spotted poking out of the soil a couple of yards in front on me, I could just see the spring mechanism and thought watch it be broken, I put my detector down and walked over and gingerly pulled it out and much to my delight it was complete, apart from the pin missing, I was chuffed to bits :thumbsup:
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My tanged and barbed arrow head, never forgot the day i found this, i ran over to my mate who is flint mad, shouting look at this beauty, he said is it gold, I said no its better than gold and opened my hand, I cannot repeat what he said on here lol
Chuffed to bits i was as always wanted to find one, since had a leaf type but not got a pic of that
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Lovely little arrow head there, Mick. Great to see people finding them but it would be even better if I did :D

One day... :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:26 am Lovely little arrow head there, Mick. Great to see people finding them but it would be even better if I did :D

One day... :thumbsup:
Cheers, iv always found them when not looking for them, found that one whilst digging a signal and caught sight of it out of the corner of my eye, We had a fund raiser on a forum i was on to raise money for charity and a mate bid £40 for it :thumbsup:
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I wrote an article for Treasure Hunting magazine which was published a couple of months ago titled ''looking down'' this was about some of my better eyes only finds :thumbsup:
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