I got me a birdie and another bit of silver

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Evening all

I decided to escape the house for a couple of hours this afternoon. I know they’ll be planting the maize in the next week or so therefore I’m trying to get on the stubble fields before they spread the manure and start ploughing. They tend to spread, plough and plant in 2 to 3 days from start to finish so it’ll be out of bounds pretty soon.

This field is really hit and miss. I’ve found a few nice things but some days it's nothing but lead - musket balls or blobs. Today it decided to give me 3 interesting things.

Firstly a bird. Was envious of the one the Figgis found a couple of weeks ago so now I have my own :D Thinks it’s a post medieval one although I have to laugh that this same bird is on PAS as everything from Roman to modern, very confusing! It rotates on the tail bit that sits underneath!
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Then I found what I think is a broken belt hook?
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And, cause the field was being generous, I found this half penny fragment as I was leaving the field. This is my tenth hammy this year which I’m surprised by as I’ve been very limited on which fields I could visit. Is it an Edward III? I know what I’d like it to be but I think that’s very unlikely so I’m going with the safer guess.
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Running out of places to detect now though. I’m going to do a rain dance soon too I think!
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Edward IV, second reign London halfpenny. I.M. - cinquefoil. :thumbsup:
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Allectus wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:15 pm Edward IV, second reign London halfpenny. I.M. - cinquefoil. :thumbsup:
Thanks A! Happy with that. Only had a first reign of his before so that fills in a gap in my coin collection :D 8-)
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That broken belt hook :Thinking: I have seen similar as clothing fastener and especially on lorica segmentata :Thinking:
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the-roman wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:28 pm That broken belt hook :Thinking: I have seen similar as clothing fastener and especially on lorica segmentata :Thinking:
Are you suggesting Roman? :o To be honest it could be. There is an occasional Roman interloper on this field :D
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Oxgirl wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:35 pm Are you suggesting Roman? :o To be honest it could be. There is an occasional Roman interloper on this field :D
I'm not saying it is, but I can't say it isn't. sorry if I don't make sense, but these do appear on Roman Lorica so it's a maybe :thumbsup:
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Nice bird, Cath :thumbsup: I'd hazard that yours is younger than mine (and more nimble, by the looks of it), so your day probably wasn't contaminated by too much Roman :lol:
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Well done Cath, you beat me 3-0 because i had no interesting finds yesterday.
The Bird does look old and i hope it is
Hammies to me are like Romans to you. ;)
Third item is also interesting.
Shame you live so far from the Beach as that would give you another option. Not much to find Historically but you can get some of the old spondulicks.
Best Wishes, :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:49 pm Shame you live so far from the Beach as that would give you another option. Not much to find Historically but you can get some of the old spondulicks.
Best Wishes, :thumbsup:
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Yup I live as far from a beach as you can get on this lovely island of ours. I suspect I’d try it once and not really do it again. For me it isn’t just finding things, it’s finding the right era. Although maybe I’d change my mind if I found a bit of bling :lol:

On the hook thingy Doug kindly sent me a link to a really similar example on PAS and then I found another one that’s pretty local too https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/998526 It’s a post medieval hooked strap fitting :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:59 pm Yup I live as far from a beach as you can get on this lovely island of ours. I suspect I’d try it once and not really do it again. For me it isn’t just finding things, it’s finding the right era. Although maybe I’d change my mind if I found a bit of bling :lol:

On the hook thingy Doug kindly sent me a link to a really similar example on PAS and then I found another one that’s pretty local too https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/998526 It’s a post medieval hooked strap fitting :thumbsup:
The sword fitting is bang on Cath.
The bling down here is not even Silver, probably managed 3 Silver ones over the years. Dry sand only for me, on the wet the holes soon fill with water. Historical on the beach is pre decimal for me. Would like to find some little coves, where no one has ever been with 300 years of finds there.
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I suspect the "eagle " could be a decoration off the top of a Clock , the type similar to the one in the photo .
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