Couple of hammered coins this morning

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Seeing as I was rained off last visit I took the opportunity today of having another go on the land , this time an early morning stint until lunchtime . Most of my time out on the farm is mid afternoons so to be here in the early hours was a little strange but the weather was to be favourable with no rain , a touch of sunshine and a stiff breeze .
This time I would venture to another area which I tend not to go on as it is close to a lane with plenty of passers by and a generous amount of rubbish discarded no doubt out of car windows but I have learnt that tin cans most of the time have a high pitched hollow scream yet I still dig them just in case .
Being early it was deathly quiet and despite the grey cloud and wind , the comforting dazzle from the sun lighting up the distant green fields gave a little comfort against a possible cold few hours ahead and I was suitably attired and a few hundred yards of pacing up and down would soon get me warmed up .
First decent signal was a lead pot mend , I havent had one of these for a long while and made a change from the random blobs I find on a regular basis . I had the usual odd bits of foil but surprisingly this top part of the field is not so infested and again another decent signla gave me the top part of a crotal bell . It is always disappointing to find these broken and there are plenty of fragments found here with the bonus full ones which are always a favourite find .
About an hour in and I had my first hammered coin although very worse for wear but it was still a decent enough find so I was pretty chuffed and a hopefull as it was the first one from this part of the land .
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Onwards and next half decent signal was this odd looking item which looks like a large pin head . It has some age to it by looks of things so again I was doing far better than my last visit .
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The next signal almost blew my ears off and it wasnt that far down , only a few inches but a pleasant find , a 1935 half crown in really nice condition , impressive looking coins and even though not full silver I was very pleased to find this especially in amongst the rubbish .
My luck of silver runs was still playing ball and after a few walks up and down fighting the cross wind I got a feint but nice pitched signal , not a button as expected but another hammered coin . A wild guess and no doubt wrong but I think possibly a Charles 1st half Groat . Tiny lightweight little coin at 14mm diameter .
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Sadly time was marching on , four hours seem to whizz by very quickly when you are on a roll so it was time to head for home as promised and keep things nice and sweet .
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Ye gods the silver serpents are shining on you fella
Great few hours it seems :clapping:

Making me itchy to go out again if this nonsense weather gives a break :roll: (yes i'm a fine weather tectorist :lol: )

Your new toy is doing you proud fella and your ears are tuned perfectly :thumbsup:
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Great finds there Paul, well done. :thumbsup:
The 'pot mend' looks like a pump clack and the 'large pin head' could be a drop handle?
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Nice assortment there Paul, It least the finds are consistent for you at the moment.
Well done :thumbsup:
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Nice . Cant wait to get back my good permissions . All I'm finding is victorian stuff lately
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You’re on fire with that machine right now! You’ll be scarily good by the summer :D
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Nice finds KB, that bit in the middle of the bottom pic looks interesting, cant think what it is though, I would say Easylife is correct with the drop handle :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:21 pm Nice finds KB, that bit in the middle of the bottom pic looks interesting, cant think what it is though, I would say Easylife is correct with the drop handle :thumbsup:
I thought possibly the bit in the middle may have been part of a key . It is nicely made with a nice patina .
Good call on the drop handle . It is rounded on the top and then the stem looks like it could have been part of a longer rod .
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Easylife wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:59 pm Great finds there Paul, well done. :thumbsup:
The 'pot mend' looks like a pump clack and the 'large pin head' could be a drop handle?
Will post a better pic up tomorrow of the drop handle item .
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Kenleyboy wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:41 pm I thought possibly the bit in the middle may have been part of a key . It is nicely made with a nice patina .
Do you mean the double ended clock key?
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Easylife wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:48 pm Do you mean the double ended clock key?
Ive never seen them before, just googled it and thats it :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:55 pm Ive never seen them before, just googled it and thats it :thumbsup:
They're probably a bit too modern for your fields! :lol:
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You and that machine seem to be getting along just fine :thumbsup:

Love that half crown, and it's been a long time since finding one myself. Well played, sir.
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Some good finds, Paul.
Would have been happy with the Half Crown, never found one of those.
Double ended clock key is different, never seen or even heard of one before.
Same as me, always avoid the open side of a field where there is traffic.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:02 pm They're probably a bit too modern for your fields! :lol:
:lol: :lol: very good
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