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DaveP wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:47 pm The day started at 6.30 baking home made sausage rolls - delivered hot to the folks at the yard. Then off to cut some dead trees which the memsahib wants to use for a sundial sculpture at school. Then visited not one but two garden centres and encouraged said memsahib to buy more plants. At 3.30 I thought "just time for an hour or so of swinging and surely, karma must be on my side". With the positive hub vibe sitting on my shoulder I hit the first target. A little faint but consistent two way and no hidden iron. Take out a spit and nothing - still in the hole. Dig a little deeper and it's out. Expectantly waft little handfuls of dirt across the coil and there it is in all its amazing glory - a 4 hole bloody button!!
4 hole buttons are interesting too Dave, it's not all shiney stuff mate, chin up my son :thumbsup:
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I save mine and give them to someone who appreciates them more. :angel:
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alloverover wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:28 pm
4 hole buttons are interesting too
That statement would trouble me ;) :lol:
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DaveP wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:57 am That statement would trouble me ;) :lol:
I gotta agree on that. The times I`ve had what I call ..........."Button days". They really do test your state of mind especially the metal ,recessed in the middle 4 hole types, they are a bane. :pulling hair out:
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I`m not that bothered about finding decorative buttons as in the 2nd picture because they have some nice decoration on them :D ,but the three little blighters in the first photo really do my swede in in my book they are equivalent to finding a pulltap . :(
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DaveP wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:42 am If you can turn the 23rd button into a gold coin I'm all ears :) Plenty of signals, plenty of objects right down to the tiniest of sizes. But no amount of positivity is going to change those blank coins, bits of lead and tiny buttons into something worth keeping.
Well you say that, but maybe you could sculpture them all into a model? :lol:
Fields vary in ratios of finds, my fields average perhaps 5 - 10% of buttons. Though I did unfortunately go on one once elsewhere where about 98% of the plentiful targets were buttons - that one dented the positive attitude a bit! :-?
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At least I have something in common with Rachael Stirling.

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Bors wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:10 am I gotta agree on that. The times I`ve had what I call ..........."Button days". They really do test your state of mind especially the metal ,recessed in the middle 4 hole types, they are a bane. :pulling hair out:
Ive had proberbly 15 hammered in the last month or so, bronze and silver Celts, dont know how many Roman, medieval seal matrix and harness pendant etc etc but I still enjoy finding a 4 hole button with a long gone local tailor or stores name and address on it, same with shotties, if they have a defunct gunsmiths or retailer on them, it all depends what your after I suppose :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:08 am Shortly before close of play a nice little buckle popped up. I didn't pay it much attention, to be honest, as it had a modern-ish look to it but when cleaned up it proved more interesting.

What grabbed my attention was the size of the pin holes which are relatively huge and the frame is widened to accommodate the large pin. Rather than the usual flat profile it has a nicely-shaped profile, too, so I decided to look into it before lobbing it into the buckle bin and it turns out to be what's known as a "locking" buckle dating to the C14th. Never heard of the things before, let alone found one, so a large snifter was in order by way of celebration.
Not a bad field that one John apart from all those damn gin bottle tops! The best I could do on there was this. :D
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Yar, it would have been nice to have found both bits of this unusual type
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I've just told one of my permission owners that I'm going to do a worm survey - it seems they are the most interesting things in the holes!
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DaveP wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:05 pm I've just told one of my permission owners that I'm going to do a worm survey - it seems they are the most interesting things in the holes!
:shock: :rollinglaughing:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Lemme tell you summink about worms: they possess a hormone which causes them to gravitate towards non-ferrous metals, plus they've developed a magnetic gall bladder :thumbsup:

Well, nothing else would explain why they're always in the bit of the clod right next to the find :problem:
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