Your best find(s) of 2020

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Only been detecting 2 year . Last year we shared a detector and took turns digging . This year weve got one each and thanks to our friends permissions weve had a good year even though we haven't been out half as much . These are our favourites . Happy new year everyone and happy hunting
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figgis wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:11 pm I reckon it's evidence of a dogged determination and a "noli illegitimi carborundum" attitude ;)
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My favourite finds this for this year were these guys:
A Queen Mary groat 1553/4.
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A King John penny 1199 - 1216.
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A lead hornbook 1500 - 1633.
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But I really like this too whatever it is? :Thinking:
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I've had a few nice finds this year, but not on par with some of you folks. :D Still it was nice to unearth some firsts for me.

In 3rd place I'm going for this nice Lead Shield Weight, it dates from 1380 - 1600 (at least the similar items on PAS do). :Thinking:

ImageLead Shield Trade Weight (AD 1380-1600) by Terra Englandia, on Flickr

In 2nd place, my first ever silver Roman coin. Silver denarius of Mn. Acilius Glabrio, Roman Republic, 49 BCE

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In 1st place, this Roman Trumpet Brooch which was found close to 16 Roman bronze coins (that was a very lucky area for me).

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Edward III York groat, 4th coinage, pre-treaty period, series E. Found way back in March, My third hammered i found that day, but far the best :Party: I was absolutely buzzing when this came up :Party: Landowner was too and i sold it to him as he like me loves his history, and now takes pride of place amongst his collection of finds, some iv given him for free and others where we have a 50/50 agreement
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Some wonderful and varied finds posted and well done to all. Not been out much in 2020 but did find one hammered on my last trip which I posted up a few weeks back. Favorite find mmmm :?: Obviously not mine, but the various Covid 19 vaccines that are being pushed out. The sooner we can get back to some sort of normality the better and hopefully see some more favorite finds this time next year. Keep smiling everyone :) :) :thumbsup:
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Nothing amazing but I like this as it adds a little new information to the PAS on 11th century harness / strap junctions
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PAS link https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... id/1013144
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The only silver Saxon coin I have ever found, King Cnut, ID courtesy of Allectus.

The reason I think the coin shows little damage is the location of these two small fields on the side of a hill.

Fields too small in this age of modern farming to grow any crops so they are kept mainly in grass, less ploughing only raking.

Found on the headland of the field so ground more compact, on the other end of the field a few years ago I found half sovereign.
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:shock: Wow
Considering how bad this year has been with restrictions etc
You guys and Gals have found some cracking items, and have been good enough to share them with us...

Brilliant thread going on here :thumbsup:
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DaveP wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:13 am Nothing amazing but I like this as it adds a little new information to the PAS on 11th century harness / strap junctions
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PAS link https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... id/1013144
I’m so glad you posed this, it may answer something that I posted a while ago... :thumbsup:
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shaggybfc wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:31 pm I’m so glad you posed this, it may answer something that I posted a while ago... :thumbsup:
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Wows so it is! Well spotted :Party:
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shaggybfc wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:31 pm
Shaggy - follow my PAS link and then look at the links within the record. It shows the junction with the boss missing.

I think we have a match - well done.
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shaggybfc wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:31 pm I’m so glad you posted this, it may answer something that I posted a while ago... :thumbsup:
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I also recognised the distinctive centre of that and remembered that someone had previously posted such for ID. :thumbsup:
So you failed to find the big bit then! :lol:
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Okay best finds of 2020. I’ve been pondering this one for a bit and decided to ignore the blingy stuff and am going for the things I instantly think of and smile.

Firstly the lead 17th century medallion or pipe tamper top.
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A crown, cause I’m a girl and it made me think I was a princess
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And finally my first medieval harness pendant cause it was the very last thing on my wish list from 3 years ago and it made me grin for a whole day. The fact it had a local connection made the grin even wider.
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Considering I’ve only been out 3 times during 2020 it’s amazing I’ve got any good finds. Thanks to the generosity of a friend I do have one. It was only as I was doing a write up to go with the pic I casually added that I wondered if they had Love Tokens as far back as Elizabeth 1st.
It was Cath, I think, who confirmed they did and that was indeed what I’d found. Tickled pink I was :P
So here it is, my one & only good find and, of course my favourite. Elizabeth 1st Love Token. (Sorry only one side)
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