Chilly weekend 10 & 11 Apr

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A good weekend, Saturday was a bit chilly and definitely coat required, Sunday was a start with some snow on the ground and temperature up and down like a fiddler’s elbow, not wax on wax off, it was coat on, coat off, coat on! To end the day a small wintery shower.

Animals were busy, I saw a swallow, a deer, and two squirrels playing chase……until they got close and saw me and shot off in the other direction, two cock pheasants and a hen playing hide and seek, when I got close, they ducked down and tried to move up the adjacent crop field in the rows, not sure if the two cocks were vying for the hen’s affections or it was a menage a trois?

Nearly trod on a rabbit in the undergrowth at the side of the field when I had a call of nature, boy did that make me jump when it ran off, bird life fliting about, heard a woodpecker and a cuckoo so spring is here going by the wildlife busying around.

Black thorn winter is still here from this hedgerow

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It was tough going in the recently cut pheasant cover maze, but productive and worthwhile with a good tally of some interesting finds, a lot was like the picture below, like iron rods sticking up but the going got better as most was flattened, biggest bug bear was the number of beer cans…..and separate pull tabs I dug…..either from an after harvest celebration or from a shoot perhaps

Had to get this little patch of close to 3 acres done as its soon going to be ploughed and seeded so will be able to go over it again to see what it produces

This post is a bit picture heavy but who doesn’t like looking at the spoils of detecting

Some of the cut maze was like this, tricky but doable

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Saturday finds
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Nice Brooch
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Durotriges Stater
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Buckle
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A mount possibly?
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And a Victoria groat with a hole possibly for a fob watch? Young head and Britannia is very faint, can only be a few years that used Britannia on the reverse
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The not so good Saturday finds, the large item on the right is a hot water bottle stopper, possibly for warming new born lambs? (sheep here on the farm)
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Sunday finds didn’t disappoint,
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first hole 4 steps from the back of the car a nice brooch, second one this weekend
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Had a Roman coin, dress hook, a farthing, fob chain? And another brooch

And a clod shot of the farthing, someone’s tried to make a hole in two places, top of the coin and by the “I” on the reverse
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The Roman, a possible Antoninianus, reverse Carinus holding globe in left hand and sceptre in right hand?
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A dress hook, looks like early no hallmark silver with some gilding
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Third brooch of the weekend
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And the not so good Sunday finds
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Regards Steve
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You have a cracking permission there. All I'm finding lately is scrap lead and copper. Well done
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Great finds there Steve, I particularly like the first fibula. :thumbsup:
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You can really go off some people :lol:

Great selection of finds.
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Some great finds there Steve, certainly worth the "coat on coat off" kerfuffle
A cracking brooch too :clapping:

But what a great post too, there is a lot of work to produce a post like that, well done fella :thumbsup:
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Very good going Steve, some nice brooches there :thumbsup: Dress hook is Tudor, silver gilt :thumbsup:
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Superb finds! Adore the silver gilt dress hook and the stater has made me go green with envy!

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Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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So what is the crumbly looking item top right with the shiny bit in the middle? :Thinking:
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Easylife wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:37 am So what is the crumbly looking item top right with the shiny bit in the middle? :Thinking:
A very crumbly lead weight, 40.40 g (1.425 of an once) so possibly a trade weight if fully intact of 1.5 oz ?

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Great photos and write up, Steve.
Would be happy to find all that in a season.
Some nice brooches and another who particularly likes the dress hook.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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What a cracking weekend's finds, that's some permission you have there .
Love all the finds :thumbsup:
Well found and well saved.
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I do like the dress hook :thumbsup:
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Great finds especially the brooches and I am glad to see I am not the only one finding a fistful of buttons . :thumbsup:
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Cor, I could do with a couple of days like that :thumbsup:

Love the fibs.
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Kenleyboy wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:51 pm I am glad to see I am not the only one finding a fistful of buttons . :thumbsup:
If your not finding buttons there’s two possibilities
There’s nothing much to find or stuff is missed
IMHO

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