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With time on my hands, not wanting to get too disillusioned not being able to get out detecting I’ve been busy going through past finds, along with getting through the books I recently purchased.

Also been in email correspondence with the museum, two of them want to come out with me to show them the field where I found a lot of roman coins and have a general walk about the area and fields where I detect at present, very interested in the unusual images / anomalies on google earth that I have identified

Any way back to the finds, luckily all my finds are bagged up and dated, I take images of the items found, keep the items together in bags dated and keep them in boxes. They range from common items like buttons and bits and pieces of unknown bits and bobs.
All the important ones are bagged individually and stored in containers after recording on the PAS and stored in boxes, along with the other “keepers”

I add hyperlinks to the images of group finds to my excel database so can go back over and review, also individual images of the recorded items and important ones with hyperlinks to a picture database and to the PAS

I have been reviewing items back to 2015 when I started detecting, found some items amongst my collection that I now know what they are and worthy of recording on the PAS

The brooch below was found in 2 parts on different days in Jan 2017 and from GPS only a metre away from each other, luckily at the time of finding I thought they were individual items not parts of a whole item, also thought modernish, I did keep them but in different lots.
As said, now I know a lot more and remember seeing something similar in Hattatt’s book of brooches and realised what it was, a copper alloy sandal type skeuomorphic plate brooch

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I have come across some bag seals, buckles, and some other items.
Livery buttons, vessel fragments a very nice army cap badge 1874 to 1881, a couple of pendants and a purse bar handle, I thought at the time was a horse bridle part, some of these I will record on the PAS once I’ve taken better images

A few other items

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Well done Steve.

The 'catch plate' can be, but not always, be the giveaway on Roman brooches.

One I found last year complete with pin, field very wet so not ploughed very much.
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Nice Doug :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

So far an intact brooch with pin eludes me out of the 40 odd brooches I have found, only 3 with part of the pin, and only 14 are whole brooches, mostly Roman with a couple of medieval and 4 iron age

One day a whole one will come up with luck, hopefully before Christmas then the wife's presents are sorted.... :lol: :lol:

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Steve it is very rare to have a brooch complete with a pin.

I had several brooches out last year most without the pin, this was another one with the pin still there all be it a bit bent.
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I love the North Gloucestershire 28th Regiment of Foot badge.

It dates from after 28 March 1801, when the North Gloucestershire 28th Regiment of Foot defeated Napoleon Bonaparte’s military expedition to Egypt at the Battle of Alexandria (the first time Napoleon had been defeated in over 30 years).
Due to being attacked from the front by Napoleons infantry and the rear by his cavalry they had to fight "back to back" earning the unique distinction of wearing a second cap badge on the rear of the cap.
The Egyptian Sphinks was added to the badge after this battle.

There is a good summary of the the Battle of Alexandria here.
http://riflesmuseum.co.uk/?p=824

It must date from before 1881, when the Childers reforms introduced the "County" Regiments and the use of the numbers ceased. Resulting from this reoganisation the North Gloucestershire 28th Regiment of Foot became the 1st Battallion Gloucestershire Regiment.

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Saffron wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:55 pm I love the North Gloucestershire 28th Regiment of Foot badge.

It dates from after 28 March 1801, when the North Gloucestershire 28th Regiment of Foot defeated Napoleon Bonaparte’s military expedition to Egypt at the Battle of Alexandria (the first time Napoleon had been defeated in over 30 years).
Due to being attacked from the front by Napoleons infantry and the rear by his cavalry they had to fight "back to back" earning the unique distinction of wearing a second cap badge on the rear of the cap.
The Egyptian Sphinks was added to the badge after this battle.

There is a good summary of the the Battle of Alexandria here.
http://riflesmuseum.co.uk/?p=824

It must date from before 1881, when the Childers reforms introduced the "County" Regiments and the use of the numbers ceased. Resulting from this reoganisation the North Gloucestershire 28th Regiment of Foot became the 1st Battallion Gloucestershire Regiment.

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Cheers for that :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Pretty much the same info I found, quite an interesting point in time, surprising where a simple army badge can lead when checking its provenance for some context
This will be added to the PAS because of the history involved

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Blimey, Steve, I wish I had your discipline when it comes to how I record my finds :oops: I do record the important bits like where, when & what, but not much more than that.

I like to see my good finds and, with the exception of hammered coins, they're all out on display. But I'm lucky in that for some unknown reason, while I often experience difficulty remembering my name, I can somehow recall not only what each item is, but where I found it to within a few yards. The hammered will be displayed once I've settled on a way of displaying them while having an easy reference system..

Anyway, and back on topic, isn't it great when you can put a name to the faces of those finds we know are something at the time but not sure what? Lovely little sandal brooch fragment, that :thumbsup:
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Steve_JT wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:08 pm Cheers for that :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Pretty much the same info I found, quite an interesting point in time, surprising where a simple army badge can lead when checking its provenance for some context
This will be added to the PAS because of the history involved

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I am in North Gloucestershire so its my local unit. :thumbsup:
Over the years I have seen lots of military buttons and badges for the "numbered" regiments, but that is the first time I have seen a badge for the 28th, so really pleased to see it.

I hoped I could do better than that for a date, and I have :D
Its a Glengarry cap badge. 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment. c. 1874-1881.
https://collections.soldiersofglos.com/ ... rrm-00200/

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire is a really good museum, and worth a visit if in the area (located by the docks and other attractions)
It has some good information online https://soldiersofglos.com
The Timeline is well worth a read and gives the highlights for the various Gloucestershire units over the years. https://soldiersofglos.com/timeline/

Evan
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