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Back out again on this fine spring like afternoon and what a difference a bit of sunshine makes to the outing . Slight breeze and a whiff of grey clouds here and there but in general not bad for a February day . No woolly hat even though I am now sporting a shaven head as my old barnet was looking a bit like Wurzel Gummidge on a bad day so off it was lopped , lockdown skinhead !

The row of threadbare trees lining either side of the track leading up to the fields was awash with Yellowhammers , I have never seen so many in one flock before and I could not even hazard a guess as to how many there were but it was a lot and each step I took sent them further away from view , lovely little birds that you do get to see springtime in Norfolk on a regular basis .
The Skylarks were also frolicking and wheeling their way skyward as were a pair of Buzzards circling way above with those huge wings fanned out and that typical slow lazy flight as they gradually glided above , it sure was good to be out on the land again where the eve of spring is just around the corner and the evenings are gradually getting lighter , lets hope for better things to come .
Using the Deus Lite Hot programme today and I quite like this setting . Still early days for me yet but enjoying the learning curve and getting to grips with it but it is an enjoyable little journey and there is still much to learn but for now its serving me well and my first decent target was a neat tiny intact Crotal Bell , one of my favourite things to find especially when they come out whole like this little corker . It is plain with no decoration but I was well happy with this as a first find of the day .
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I stayed within this area and just decided once I had got bored of tramping up and down trying my best to follow a line I would the go further afield and just wander . it was such a lovely day which would also warrant a sit down and a snack and admire the surrounding landscape and make the most of this sunny interlude .
I do tend to find plenty of nice buckles here and most of them are complete but todays buckle was sadly broken , shame really as it was quite a nice example but its still a find despite the damage . My next decent target had me do a double take . It was a sweet but feint squeak of a signal but also consistent enough to warrant a dig and lo and behold my first cut quarter greeted me in the soil . Very pleased and satisfying knowing that my new toy is not missing these tiny hammered fragments . As always I waved the coil over the hole just to double check and again a slightly stronger signal this time and in the side wall was another cut quarter ! I could not believe it and for a moment I wondered if I had stumbled on a mini hoard of cuts quarters . I checked the hole again but nothing and then studied the two halves and upon further inspection I could see that they were indeed the same coin and it was in fact a cut half broken in two pieces , no doubt the plough had split them which is a shame but still happy to find both sections .
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From there on in the day ambled along quite nicely plenty of finds but nothing overly exciting but very welcomed none the less . Two little rolled lead sections which I havent prized apart just yet but as always the case they tend to be blank but you never know . Some other interesting pieces of lead , a few coins very worn which is generally the case but I can read the date of 1899 on the half penny .
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Great day , good to be out and cannot wait for my next stint on the land .
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Very nice little array of finds there Kenleyboy. You can’t help but smile at finding a crotal bell can you? And a cut half means your machine is doing its job well.

Very nice indeed!
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Now you're rocking fella :thumbsup:
Great array of finds :clapping:
Love the 2 rolls of lead, lets hope there is something on them, although they look neat enough to be someones portioned out stock of lead for making stuff
And 2 cut quarters, that were once a half...very nice, they are rare as hens teeth where i live :lol:
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Good haul, Paul.
Would be happy with those finds.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Roman 'button-and-loop fastener' next to the bell. :thumbsup:
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Allectus wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:52 pm Roman 'button-and-loop fastener' next to the bell. :thumbsup:
That was going to be my next question . Brilliant ID again . :thumbsup:
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Allectus wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:52 pm Roman 'button-and-loop fastener' next to the bell. :thumbsup:
Ears prick up at the mention of Roman.
Great ID which i have just been finding out about.
Roman artifact, Paul. Brilliant :thumbsup:
Cheers,
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Aargh! I spotted that fastener and got all excited to let you know what it was but, as usual, I was too slow. The hell with it, I'll do it anyway:

Paul, you have a Roman fastener in that little lot :thumbsup: :lol:

You and that Deus are getting along just fine and dandy, fellah. Great finds, lad.
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