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Quite a full Easter weekend, a last stint on a recent field to go over where the gold coin was found, crop too tall now but only yielded a poorly roman brooch, buckle and a religious pendant, and got a new field to go on next door, a maze pheasant cover now cut and due to be ploughed next week, only 3 acres but looks promising as it’s got a feature and close to where the gold coin was found

Would have posted up sooner but had some camera issues withy the memory card, took images a few times and all corrupted, ordered a new card from a site and delivered next day so all now working fine,

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And this not so good stuff

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Got invited to my brother’s permissions nr Dorchester, two different farms, first farm was pasture and not a great deal came up,
the better stuff from the first farm

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And the not so good

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Onto different farm, a field within walking distance of where my brother lives, nearby a roman road

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A nice crotal bell and a ringer, a find that is rare to me, only found a couple. Roman Constantine with Mars advancing, a spindle whorl or gaming piece and some casting waste

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And the not so good

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And now back to one of my permissions to a field only been in once in five years, and not a great deal found, just so quiet but does not give me the detecting vibe, just does not feel right somehow, will give it another go but not that fussed

A watch winder, lead seal, George III farthing and an earring or pendant, cheapo crapo stuff

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And the not so good

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A good selection of bits there. :thumbsup:
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Nice brooch, that, and is there a (furniture?) stud in that lot (image 9)?
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This one?


Pretty sure it’s casting waste

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Nice collection of finds there Steve ,I love the variety.
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Steve_JT wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:56 pm Pretty sure it’s casting waste
You have the advantage, having it in the hand and all that - it's just that the image gives the impression of a spike rather than a sprue. You're probably right :thumbsup:
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Where the casting waste was found is in full view and a 5 minute walk from my brothers house, there’s something about that field and the feature above it, I have a strong gut feeling there’s some good stuff to be found and told him to get as much time on there as he can.

Hopefully I can get on there too

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I would have thought a spikey thing on first view too but actually a casting sprue makes perfect sense for the shape once you said it!

You have a feeling about that field do you? Then I’m excited to see what your brother unearths because a sixth sense on entering a field is rarely wrong in my experience. What attracts someone to a field now is the same thing that attracted many others over the millennia. I really hope you can get on there too 8-)
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:22 am What attracts someone to a field now is the same thing that attracted many others over the millennia.
But for different reasons, they didn't have metal detectors! :D
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Nice array of finds.

I'm not convinced by the "casting waste" as I don't see why a sprue would be that shape.

Do you know what the rectangular object in the last picture is - I ask because I've found a number of them :thumbdown:
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DaveP wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:34 am
Do you know what the rectangular object in the last picture is - I ask because I've found a number of them :thumbdown:
Me too! Always taken them as name/equipment plates...the ones I have found have all looked fairly modern ie Victorian or later....
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Quote DaveP ...." Do you know what the rectangular object in the last picture is -?"

Yes, they are " Blinker decorations" made of brass and often engraved with Horse owners initials.Often seen on Dray horses or, they have usually fell off the Blinkers while ploughing.
You can sometimes see copies of them on Martingale's . :thumbsup:
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The oblong bit is a Horse brass, harness fitting for decoration to add a bit of bling, also possible for belt stiffening I think
Sometimes have names or initials on them

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Steve_JT wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:54 am The oblong bit is a Horse brass, harness fitting for decoration to add a bit of bling, also possible for belt stiffening I think
Sometimes have names or initials on them

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Agreed and yes used up to the early 20th century👍🏼
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here`s one i just had handy to show with horse owners initials on it . Remains of spikes on the back which would have been pushed into the leather blinker then bent over to stop it coming off, but obviously with age they would more than likely rust & fall off as they appear to be made of steel (Pins) . :thumbsup:
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