Beehive thimble

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Had a cracking session yesterday, with the soil as conductive as I've ever known it. Anyway, I was beetling about in an area which regularly lobs Roman stuff at me (as it did yesterday) and in the middle of the hot spot this little fellah popped up:
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Ok, it's in a sorry state due to being waffeur thin but it's the first "proper" beehive I've ever found. I have one of the 15thC open-top types but have always wanted a closed one. And now I have :thumbsup: An early one, too, I think.

Gawd, I'm loving this soil at the moment and might have to "pop out to see someone about an important matter, dear" a bit later on to make the most of it ;)
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And a Nice one it is too John .The True "Beehive" shape as well ,as many label some which aren't actually "Beehive", but that one certainly is the man. :thumbsup:
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I should imagine that a strong contender for the world's worst job would be a "beehive thimble pattern puncher-inner". Wonder how long it took?
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Obviously a person with plenty of time on their hands, and good eyesight would be an additional bonus.. :D
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Thats nice, well found and saved, don't see to many of them and in good nick :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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nice one, think iv only ever found 1 myself
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Love a beehive thimble. Most are a bit corroded but who cares - they are medieval for a start so that's a good start :thumbsup:
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Steve_JT wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:09 pm Thats nice, well found and saved, don't see to many of them and in good nick :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Sadly, the photo flatters it - it's been whacked and, being thin, has cracked. But I'm not complaining :D
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figgis wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:32 am Had a cracking session yesterday, with the soil as conductive as I've ever known it.

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Gawd, I'm loving this soil at the moment and might have to "pop out to see someone about an important matter, dear" a bit later on to make the most of it ;)
Nice find figgis.

Am I the only person that is still suffering from saturated ground? I had a short session yesterday and twice had the hole fill with water before I could locate the deep target! - and that was detecting on a hill side !!.

The flat fields below the hill are even worse and just a quagmire :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

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Saffron wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:52 pm Nice find figgis.

Am I the only person that is still suffering from saturated ground? I had a short session yesterday and twice had the hole fill with water before I could locate the deep target! - and that was detecting on a hill side !!.

The flat fields below the hill are even worse and just a quagmire :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

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These beehive thimbles are cool as... :thumbsup:
I have a couple but they havent faired well in the ground :thumbdown:
Yours is a nice one sir :clapping:
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That is a lovely find indeed, and again something on my bucket list...

I know they are associated with the medieval period, but are there any indications they could pre date that? Only asking given the previous Roman finds mentioned....
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Interesting question, Pete :thumbsup: The history of the thimble does go back a long way
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figgis wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:07 pm I should imagine that a strong contender for the world's worst job would be a "beehive thimble pattern puncher-inner". Wonder how long it took?
Think of the bonuses though, you could draw some new eyes and mouths on each of your fingers and have a handfull of helmeted friends :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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You have a strange way of looking at the world, sir. But I like it :lol: :lol: :lol:
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