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Had a few wet hours out on the fields this early afternoon but had to abandon ship early as the showers were just too much to make it a comfortable session .Biting cold wind , heavy rain and then sunshine and so it went on which was a shame as I was just getting myself into it , no matter always another day .
Stacks of buttons which didnt help matters but one very impressive livery button which was probably best find of the day !
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The final tally from a wet and windy Norfolk :thumbsup:
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Well done for braving it. :thumbsup:
Are the flints worked?
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Well you did better than me. Imagine, a glint of silver covered in mud. The tantalising hint of a figure. A 1981 2 Franc piece - what a let down :thumbdown: Damn those Frenchies!
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The darker flint looks like a machine strike as the ripples are too intense and more typical of more than a hard hammer blow. However, a closer look at the right hand side, from both sides, would help. What's the other side of the lighter one like?
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That flint on the right looks as though it could have slotted into summat as a tool?
Or am i day dreaming again :ugeek:

I get you with the biting wind
Out with the dogs earlier and it was cutting right through my fridge jacket, jumper and tshirt :shock:
Fair play for braving it though :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:19 pm Well done for braving it. :thumbsup:
Are the flints worked?
I dont think so although the one on the right has some potential :thumbsup:
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DaveP wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:27 pm Well you did better than me. Imagine, a glint of silver covered in mud. The tantalising hint of a figure. A 1981 2 Franc piece - what a let down :thumbdown: Damn those Frenchies!

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The darker flint looks like a machine strike as the ripples are too intense and more typical of more than a hard hammer blow. However, a closer look at the right hand side, from both sides, would help. What's the other side of the lighter one like?
Couple of pics . The smaller one was same field but found the other day .

Larger flint 35mm wide x 60mm long

Smaller flint 30mm wide x 35 mm long :thumbsup:
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I really shouldn’t get distracted by one post and ignore the others :oops: . Nice finds!

I was going to go out today and then got caught up with other stuff :thumbdown: Glad I missed the showers though. Looks like you had fun :D
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Well done Paul. :thumbsup:
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One of those "button days" eh? Strange how on the same field you find loads one day and none on another. I reckon they move about in herds :thumbsup:
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Kenleyboy wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:27 pm
Couple of pics . The smaller one was same field but found the other day .

Larger flint 35mm wide x 60mm long

Smaller flint 30mm wide x 35 mm long :thumbsup:
Sorry Paul but I'm not seeing anything in the new pictures to suggest these are worked. It's always worth keeping in mind there's a lot of waste material (debitage) just to prepare a flint core or tool. Think of it like peeling a carrot - you end up with a pile of shavings with straight edges that, laid out flat, would look like they are worked but just end up on the compost.

Did the dark flint in the first picture have any features on the other side?
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DaveP wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:22 am Sorry Paul but I'm not seeing anything in the new pictures to suggest these are worked. It's always worth keeping in mind there's a lot of waste material (debitage) just to prepare a flint core or tool. Think of it like peeling a carrot - you end up with a pile of shavings with straight edges that, laid out flat, would look like they are worked but just end up on the compost.

Did the dark flint in the first picture have any features on the other side?
Appreciate an expert eye running over these things :thumbsup: Anything that remotely looks looks interesting I just pick up and pop in the bag . I am sure I will pick one up here some day .
The dark flint sadly has a natural side so I think you are correct that it had been bashed about by machinery .
All good fun :thumbsup:
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In amongst the odd and ends was this tiny little "iron cross" type pendant/ charm . A pleasant surprise to find a gentle clean revealed some pattern detail and a date of what appears to be 1839 . It is a very cheap metal and sadly not silver , more aluminium so I am guessing a cheap and cheerful form of jewellery from way back when . Still a nice bonus find from yesterdays wet and windy few hours .
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Oak leaves - the sacred tree of Germany.
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Well done Paul on detecting in not pleasant conditions but sometimes you have to pull the plug.
Looking at the cross, commemorative stuff would probably be made around the date engraved. Possibly one of the earliest uses of Aluminium or could perhaps be Zinc or similar. Not found any 1839 crosses as yet.
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Easylife wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:56 pm Oak leaves - the sacred tree of Germany.
Hence the " Iron Cross " design ?
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