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I had an afternoon on the pasture. Most finds from here are usually early 1900's though on very rare occasions the odd bit back to Roman has showed. Amongst the first half a dozen targets were two bits of silver, so that was quite an encouraging start. The thin strip had been purposely rolled up and is hallmarked Birmingham 1898/9, the maker is 'FB & Co', not sure what it is from though, likewise for the other silver bit?
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Military badges and buttons are not uncommon finds so I guess that the allied forces may have once camped on here. General service buttons often show but the 1911 New Zealand Forces button was a first, though I have previously had an Australian Forces cap badge. There was also a pre 1923 Great Northern Railway button. I'm not sure about the 'God save the Queen" badge but the 'Fight the good fight' badge (centre) is an early 1900's Church Lads Brigade cap badge, it should clean up okay. The French 20 centime token is this - https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces211948.html
A finger ring with traces of gold plating and perhaps a small hair slide? A steelyard weight and a fully intact cloth bale seal which I managed to ding with the spade, doh!
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Of the 112 targets dug there were not too many keepers.
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No spectacular finds but an enjoyable afternoon of some excercise, I'll have to do this more often! :D
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That looks like a back breaking afternoon you had there Easy.... Love the silver - F B & Co item. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Could the smaller piece be from the end of a trefid spoon?
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shaggybfc wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:26 am Could the smaller piece be from the end of a trefid spoon?
I think it has to be. :thumbsup:
It has the same hand engraved design on both sides, is hammy thin but strong. I first thought the design was Victorian but guess it could be a fair bit older, probably George I? I might just have to go find the rest of it! :D
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Trefid spoon fragment.

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Lovely session there Easylife! And great to get silver :D
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Just had to look up Trefid spoon, as i had never heard of one before.
Therefore Easy, if you had not found that, i would have been none the wiser, more knowledge for that " Millionaire " question.
French token is not something i can recall seeing before, or the New Zealand cap badge.
Would class your dig as very successful and thanks for sharing.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Well done Ian. :thumbsup:
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Gosh fella, you did put some work in! :shock:
Well done you and a grand array of finds, more importantly good signal givers which shows more promise for that area :thumbsup:

Could the long piece of silver be from a walking cane or something similar?
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Blackadder43 wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:59 pm Could the long piece of silver be from a walking cane or something similar?
Well it's a decorative plate off something which could be personalized as it has a blank space for a name or initials. I've not got around to looking into just what yet, but surely it's gonna be easy, isn't it? :Thinking: :-? :shock: :?:
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