Little Elizabeth reared her head!

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Well it was a bit chilly today wasn’t it! :shock: none the less I decided getting away from the offspring was worth loosing some limbs to frostbite. So I trundled up the hill swinging my spade snd detector, getting stopped twice by fellow villagers asking if I’d found anything good recently and wanting to discuss village stuff.

The 5 minute walk therefore took 30. Then when I got there I realised I’d forgotten my headphones :oops: So, 45 minute late, I switched my detector on.

This field is on a gentle slope with a big posh 12th century house at the top. This field belonged to this house until about 1920 so I’ve always had high expectations of it but it was one of those fields that is a bit shy. It seems to be more trusting of me recently and is giving up it’s secrets more readily. I found a William III sixpence and a William and Mary tin coin plus quite a few buckles on my last two visits. Having located a hotspot where the buckles are I started there.

First hole was a blank copper follow by a pewter button (the first of 6) and the hotspot continued with a local farthing trade token and lots of buckles. I noticed a line forming so I followed it. The button trail continued then I was delighted to catch the glimmer of silver. The first hammy of 2021 reared her lovely head. Tiny thing too!

Elizabeth I penny I thought, but Spinks is now pointing me to a Fourth Issue three farthings (Spinks 2571). Didn’t even know they existed! Very happy with that one :D Be good to get confirmation though in case it’s a clipped penny. Mind you the head portrait is different on a penny so I’m pretty sure it is a three farthing.
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17th century farthing token (Oxford area) - still researching this one but help would be very welcome :thumbsup: Not in the best nick!
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Nice fossil found too
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Blooming exhausted walking home after 3 hours freezing my bits off. Need to wear me thermal trousers next time!
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Nice finds!
Never forget me thermal tights in this weather... good excuse to wear them they are so cosy!
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Ooooh someone got herself out in the fields....well done you :thumbsup:
And a bit of silver too......where there is 1 there will be 2.....so my gran used to say :D

It was darn cold though yesterday, the wind here was cutting through my jeans and freezing my legs when i went walking the dogs, must have been worse in an open field :shock:

Nice to see some finds sneaking back into the forum again..... :thumbsup:
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Well done Cath, it made braving the cold worthwhile. Yep it's a three farthing. :thumbsup:
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HolzHammer wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:27 am Nice finds!
Never forget me thermal tights in this weather... good excuse to wear them they are so cosy!
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As I’m a moderator I’ll behave and not answer that one :silent: Glad they keep your legs warm :D
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Blackadder43 wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:53 am

Nice to see some finds sneaking back into the forum again..... :thumbsup:
Yes go forth and detect people. We need new finds!

It’s funny how I could really feel my mood lifting after one trip out last week, but after going out yesterday I slept better and today I woke up in a great mood. Detecting really is good for your mind.

On the physical side though is blue legs 24 hours later cause for concern? :Thinking: ;)
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Easylife wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:57 am Well done Cath, it made braving the cold worthwhile. Yep it's a three farthing. :thumbsup:
Excellent, thank you!
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Oxgirl wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:05 am Yes go forth a detect people. We need new finds!

It’s funny how I could really feel my mood lifting after one trip out last week, but after going out yesterday I slept better and today I woke up in a great mood. Detecting really is good for your mind.

On the physical side though is blue legs 24 hours later cause for concern? :Thinking: ;)
We cant wait to get out but we're snowed in up here in the north east . Hopefully it'll thaw next week . Looking out of the front window the car looks like a snowy Saxon burial mound . Well done finding the hammered.
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Well done on braving the elements, Cath.
Being frozen is the one thing i have not missed detecting wise.
The Three Farthings is a denomination , i can`t recall seeing before and the condition is pretty good.
Great when he coin comes with a readable date.
Wear an extra layer or 2 next time.
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Oxgirl wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:01 am As I’m a moderator I’ll behave and not answer that one :silent:
So am I, but I won't and I will... I wear tights all year round and specialised undercrackers at the weekend :oops: :thumbsup:

Great find, Cath, and fair reward for getting out there. That coin's clipped but otherwise full-sized (you can see the outer ring of pellets in places). As said above, it's in great nick, so well done you :thumbsup:
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Well done Cath
Nice local token hopefully, just as good as that lovely hammy.
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Well done Cath for braving the cold and finding a fine looking coin :thumbsup:
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Well done Cath, you're a better man than me for braving the subzero temperature :D
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Nice finds Cath, token is Mathew Ansley, Banbury depicting a sugar loaf :thumbsup:

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Oxgirl wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:01 am As I’m a moderator I’ll behave and not answer that one :silent: Glad they keep your legs warm :D
Ha! Any excuse... shooting, walking, fishing, detecting..... all reasons to get yet thick tights on!
Hope all well!
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