Gold Aestel

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Went back to the find spot this morning where the Gold brooch came from.
Now that I was a bit calmer and could concentrate , I decided to grid the area to see if by any chance this wasn't a one off loss.
Lo and behold, four meters away from the brooch find spot ,got a good repeatable 14 on the Nox this time in Field 2.
Again not deep, about 6" a glint of gold again.
Wobbly knees take two.

I think it could be a Gold Aestel possibly
Late Saxon , but again I could be way off the mark.
Could anyone confirm or deny my suspicions?

I feel this could be key to identifying the age of the brooch, which my FLO initially thought might be Early Medieval but further research was needed obviously.
Thanks in advance,
Reiver.
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WOW.... that’s all I can say..... other than this could be your Staffordshire Hoard mate..... so pleased for you.... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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And to say your FLO will now be wetting themselves with excitement. :D :D
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Happy to be corrected and I hope I'm wrong but the work doesn't look right to me - it has a coated appearance to it and lack of definition.
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Outstanding find.
Just had to look up what an Aestal was.
Has to be linked to the brooch.
Could be like a National importance item.
Finds of a lifetime, that many of us will never achieve.
Developing story on this will be interesting.
Really happy for you.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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It reminds me of this one....sold at bonhams in 2008 for £10,800!!

Although yours is much nicer.
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That's Early Medieval all day long, eh? Lovely little find :thumbsup:
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I can't believe these were "lost", this must surely be part of a hoard??

Even if nothing else turns up the immediate future, I think I would be talking to the farmer and get the ground scraped down a foot at a time and detect each level. I would think removing the turf and maybe two feet below would be sufficient and would not be much work with a JCB...

Another thought would be hiring one of those big two box detectors and running over the site with that to see what that reveals..
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Wonderful Reiver, absolutely wonderfull mate :thumbsup:
Just remember the wartime saying, Loose Lips Sink Ships.

Think about who you tell and what you tell them :thumbsup:
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Wow! It gets better and better! Congratulations on another fantastic find. I wonder what else is down there just waiting for you? :Party: :Party: :Party:
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alloverover wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 5:56 pm Wonderful Reiver, absolutely wonderfull mate :thumbsup:
Just remember the wartime saying, Loose Lips Sink Ships.

Think about who you tell and what you tell them :thumbsup:
Absolutely- and that goes for the landowner.... :thumbsup:
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I feel you missed a title opportunity.

‘A real page turner’ 😂😂
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alloverover wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 5:56 pm Wonderful Reiver, absolutely wonderfull mate :thumbsup:
Just remember the wartime saying, Loose Lips Sink Ships.

Think about who you tell and what you tell them :thumbsup:
Very true , noted and adhered to. :thumbsup:
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Reiver.
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Emily wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 6:02 pm I feel you missed a title opportunity.

‘A real page turner’ 😂😂
Nice one Emily, :clapping:
I like your style !
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Pete E wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 5:27 pm I can't believe these were "lost", this must surely be part of a hoard??

Even if nothing else turns up the immediate future, I think I would be talking to the farmer and get the ground scraped down a foot at a time and detect each level. I would think removing the turf and maybe two feet below would be sufficient and would not be much work with a JCB...

Another thought would be hiring one of those big two box detectors and running over the site with that to see what that reveals..
A few options open to explore, nothing ruled out.
Cheers,
Reiver. :thumbsup:
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