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My old friend Bob the log, contacted me a short while back, he had secured a nice small farm pasture permission, hidden down a maze of small country lanes, and surrounded by mature trees, and thatch cottages. And Bob, being the Gent he is, saved the first chance to detect, until I felt fit enough as I recover from my cancer treatment.
Well today was that day, I had not swung a detector for around a year, so I was looking forward to getting out, I also had my new Coiltek 10x5 to try out, so a lot to look forward to. After double checking with the farmer that he was happy with us detecting, which he was, and after undergoing the scrutiny of all the locals, and the neighbouring estate manager who all phoned the farmer to let him know he had people on his land :clapping: we got a wave from the farmhouse and all was good.
My first significant find was a 1920 Half Crown, which was sent to the farmhouse, where the farmer was over the moon with a find, and some history from his fields, and even happier to have been given the coin. A happy farmer is a good farmer, and so it worked out when he later told us we were welcome any time. :thumbsup:

My last hole of the day resulted in a 1903 half penny, but I also had a few harness fittings, and some odd lead pieces.

Right then, Bob found this lovely small bronze Spur, you can see how small, by the Pound coin used for sizing, But can any of you age it? it is a lovely thing, small with some basic design .

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Thanks Bob.. :thumbsup:

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Well, it looks like after a long wait, you had an enjoyable and rewarding day.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Good to see you back out Kevin, been a long time.
Glad you liked the new coil, will be interesting to pit it against the Deus elliptical coil, just for fun not trying to prove what's better.
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Nice to see a decorated spur, maybe late medieval? :thumbsup:
https://finds.org.uk/counties/findsreco ... des/spurs/
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That’s a nice spur piece. Great condition, such a shame it isn’t whole as it’d have been a corker.

Very pleased to see you got out Kevin :D
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P.S. very, very pleased that Bob the Log is well enough to go out detecting with you. He’s a real gent. Please say hello to him from me :thumbsup:
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Great to see you are out and about again Kevin.

That is a nice spur, unusual to find one that small especially as it has a design on it rather than plain.

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Saffron wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:30 pm.

That is a nice spur, unusual to find one that small

Evan
That struck me too - it's tiny. Assuming the complete side isn't bent or broken that would make it almost a complete and small circle (if the other side was complete as well). I think there's more to this than meets the eye.
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I'd agree - it's miniscule and I'd be interested to see the boot it fitted. Can't see how it was used practically and if it is a spur I think, as above, that it was for a purpose outside the norm :Thinking:

But a beautiful thing and great to see you back out, Kevin :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Thanks all, I can't tell you how nice it was to get back out.

Bob wii be in touch with the mods, as he has lost his log in detail.

The spur is broken so missing the extended arms that would have had the attachment loops on the ends, but a nice find from a small field, and gives us hope of other nice finds to come.
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Very unusual size is that ! the only thing I can think of it was made for a child maybe ? Nice anyway and unusual . :thumbsup:
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I agree with Kevin, it isn’t small it’s just bent with most of the bottom section missing. It really is in good condition though, you can tell it was found on pasture :thumbsup:
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Hey Kev,
Good to see that you and Bob are back in business and still managing to unearth some nice bits.
Looking forward to a get together in the near future, take care.
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