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After finding the end of a silver trefid spoon on my last hunt I thought it warranted further searching of that area to see if the rest of it was there, so that was my afternoon's mission. So through the field gate, detector switched on, just a hundred metres to get to the chosen field and out pops a silver brooch! Maker is A.J.S, Arthur Johnson Smith, about 1900 give or take 20 years or so.
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Very nice but I decide to not be distracted from my original plan and carried on in a straight line but then another silver brooch! Hallmarked Birmingham 1892/3, maker JG & Co.
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Okay so now I did get a bit distracted and had a wander about that area and more silver showed, it's like a big button made of thin silver with a filler?
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Now this was starting to get a bit freaky, not because of the silver finds but because I had previously gridded this area and subsequent wandering had barely found any more target's at all, but now it's just come alive again with lots! Previously I had found quite a few silver items here so named it the 'Silver field', but if it wants to keep on giving then that's just fine by me!
After about 1 1/2 hours of digging targets I decided to continue with my original plan of spoon hunting in the next field, but just before I reached it, yes you've guessed it, more silver, this time a pocket watch bezel.
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But that is just not the silver trefid spoon of which I seek so I goes into the other field and starts to grid from where I left off last time uphill of the find spot. It was very quiet of targets but that mattered not and surely the larger part of the silver spoon would sing out to me? A suitable high tone was just a Victorian 2oz brass weight, but not had one of those for quite a while. As if toying with me part of a pewter spoon bowl showed. Then a clean 29 on the Nox directly uphill of the find spot raised hopes until a bleedin' copper 2p appeared. Another target had me staring down the hole at the back of a decorated silvery coloured spoon bowl.
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I knew it wasn't the right one as the TID was just too low, still a decent example of a lead alloy spoon.
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A target of 16 soon turned things around and out popped a voided long cross penny. Hammereds are very shy here so a rare treat, Henry III, 'HENRICUS REX III', 'NICOLE ON LUND', Class 3a1, 1248-1250.
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I had left my shirt on the ground where I had started to grid from so I headed down hill to collect it and guess what, yep more silver, this time the field gave me it's heart!
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So the silver spoon didn't show, but maybe next time?
I headed back to the field gateway and guess what? A fork shows, made me laugh!
And there's more, later on when sorting out the scrap, yet more silver! Plain with no markings but was once something.
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Well I couldn't have predicted that afternoon, 6 silver items and a hammy too! But of the 101 targets dug there were some coins including a 1799 George III penny, a Victorian whistle, and a few General service buttons.
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So not too bad a day really! :D
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Oh my word what a great session and indeed an interesting field! :thumbsup:
Obviously a walkway in years gone by, or even some sort of event site, although you would expect more coinage for an event area...

Just for the record the last 2 nights have been a lovely full moon, and with the gravitational difference and possibly conductivity difference, maybe thats why the field came alive?
Go back again on the next full moon :clapping:
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That was a great session without doubt.
Inland have only ever found 5 Silver items.
Nice Victorian weight i see.
101 items dug :clapping:
Even had a Half Crowns worth of Decimals.
Well done Sir. :thumbsup:
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Wow :thumbsup:

That's a good session and nice selection, the spoon hunt soon escalated to a deep hole :lol: got to be done :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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Hellfire, that's a decent session :thumbsup:
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Dream day! Well done Ian :thumbsup: :Star:
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Amazing session., but watch out for the crapulous drought coming up next ,after that Silver beano. :lol:
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:shock: what a great day :thumbsup: and the spoon is still there to discover :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Flippin heck, that'd be 2 or 3 years worth of silver for me!! :shock:

Very well done. :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:43 pm Oh my word what a great session and indeed an interesting field! :thumbsup:
Obviously a walkway in years gone by, or even some sort of event site, although you would expect more coinage for an event area...
I've detected these pasture fields for a few years and the finds have built up a fair picture of the unwritten historical past activity here. I just haven't quite figured out why there happened to be so much silver in only one particular area extending from the side of a footpath. Previously there have been two silver pocket watches, some other casual silver losses as well as scrap silver bits. I think it is just coincidence really though does seem a bit out of kilter for the norm? Maybe it was a popular picnic spot in Victorian times?
Blackadder43 wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:43 pm Just for the record the last 2 nights have been a lovely full moon, and with the gravitational difference and possibly conductivity difference, maybe thats why the field came alive?
Go back again on the next full moon :clapping:
Well I'm not superstitious at all but it just so happened to be the second outing for my new lucky headphones, first bagged 2 silvers, second time 6, so by sequence next time should be 18 silvers? Or doesn't it work like that? :Thinking:
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Bors wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:58 pm Amazing session., but watch out for the crapulous drought coming up next ,after that Silver beano. :lol:
That is a possibility, but I take no prisoners. We'll see what shows up tomorrow? 😎
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shaggybfc wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:06 pm :shock: what a great day :thumbsup: and the spoon is still there to discover :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Oh yes we're not defeated so easily, the spoon hunt continues......it's all your fault! :lol:
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Some superb finds their easylife , thats what I would call a red letter day [ angling term ] :thumbsup:
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Kenleyboy wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:05 pm Some superb finds their easylife , thats what I would call a red letter day [ angling term ] :thumbsup:
Thanks KB, never known that as an angling term but guess it fits all.
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