Mud, empty fields and a few finds

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Been out for a couple of short stints this week. One field has been out of bounds for months because the normally large flock of harmless sheep had been replaced by a bull and lots of cows with very young calves. After my run in with the devil cow in the other herd (he’s proper scary) there was no way I was going near those fields. Thankfully they are now in for the winter and the field was empty :Party:

However it was wet and one area had been properly churned up resulting in getting stuck in the mud and having to lever myself out with my spade and detector. The next few steps after that left one welly full of sludgy, manure soup :sick:

Anyways didn’t find much!

Next day went on a well rotted maize stubble field and had a bit more success. Nothing amazing but at least better than the previous days highlight which was a modern £1 coin :lol:

So here we go...

1. Post medieval buckle and strap end
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2. A flag type harness pendant 13-14th century. Some silvering left but no other detail. Pleased with this one anyway as it’s the third medieval heraldic shield this year, and all of different types. These ones are pretty rare and were often found in groups of 3 or more in a multi armed arrangement.
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3. A lead seal of some sort. Great condition but not sure what type. Not a cloth seal and not like the usual bag seal. Any thoughts on age or type?
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Great to be out again :D
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I'd be very happy with those finds Cath, well worth going out for. :thumbsup:
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TerraEnglandia wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:26 pm I'd be very happy with those finds Cath, well worth going out for. :thumbsup:
At least they made up for the welly filled mud fiasco which I have still avoided cleaning :roll: :lol:
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Well done Cath.

The flag type harness pendant is quite a rare find so well done.
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That permission has some nice finds.
Should leave the welly filling to dry and create a mud sculpture :lol:
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Blimey. with your love of medieval stuff that has to rank as a great result? A great result by any standards, come to that - well done :thumbsup:
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Well done Cath on getting out.
After last winter have accepted, getting muddy, and wet is part of the course of our hobby.
Some nice finds.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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The seal is part of a lead plumba - kosher food seal. Funny how they seem to turn up for different people at the same time! http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=4621
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Cath , what date do you think for the strap end ?
Reason being, took some Roman coins to the FLO this along with another item found on Wednesday, out of curiosity.
Surprised when told, Strap end, Early Medieval around 900 AD.
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Just happened to look at the latest reply to your post and you have virtually the same item.
Cheers, :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:31 pm Cath , what date do you think for the strap end ?
Reason being, took some Roman coins to the FLO this along with another item found on Wednesday, out of curiosity.
Surprised when told, Strap end, Early Medieval around 900 AD.
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Just happened to look at the latest reply to your post and you have virtually the same item.
Cheers, :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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I’m not sure Dave cause the early medieval zoomorphic ones and the post medieval knop ones can look quite similar in photos. i just handed in the strap end above to the FLO this week so will be interested to see what way he leans on it when he’s examined it properly. I thought Saxon when I first found it then when I cleaned it up I decided it was definitely post medieval. But what do I know :lol: I would have said yours was post medieval too and the experts say it’s Saxon!

This permission has given me mainly medieval to 1700 with an odd Roman thrown in. But the next field had a Saxon burial site but I have only one possible saxon find. It could be so I’ll let you know what the FLO says :thumbsup:
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StuE wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:57 pm The seal is part of a lead plumba - kosher food seal. Funny how they seem to turn up for different people at the same time! http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=4621
Wonderful thank you so much :D
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