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Oh wow - I mean hells fire the brooch was incredible but to get this too :Party:

Hoard? Burial? Who knows. Don’t do anything rash in this area though. They might want to do an excavation but if you do it yourself they might reduce your reward so get some expert help before you do anything more than basic detection. I know I sound like a real party pooper but this looks like an important find. Your FLO, who I know you are in touch with, might be able to offer some advice.

Really, really pleased for you :D
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Well done for getting back out there & finding this beauty Reiver,
Another special find, Is there more, hope there is, good luck to you on the next visit.
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Oxgirl wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 7:47 pm Oh wow - I mean hells fire the brooch was incredible but to get this too :Party:

Hoard? Burial? Who knows. Don’t do anything rash in this area though. They might want to do an excavation but if you do it yourself they might reduce your reward so get some expert help before you do anything more than basic detection. I know I sound like a real party pooper but this looks like an important find. Your FLO, who I know you are in touch with, might be able to offer some advice.

Really, really pleased for you :D
Thanks Oxgirl,
All advice and help appreciated, not used to finds like this ,so I want to get it right .
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Excellent find, when I said that the brooch was maybe part of a hoard I was only half joking, hope there's still more to come. :thumbsup:
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Reiver wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 7:00 pm Nice one Emily, :clapping:
I like your style !
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Well it was an obvious joke to me. 😂 congratulations on your amazing discoveries. I hope we all get so lucky.
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Emily wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 9:13 pm Well it was an obvious joke to me. 😂 congratulations on your amazing discoveries. I hope we all get so lucky.
So do I Emily, so do I
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Oxgirl wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 7:47 pm Hoard? Burial? Who knows. Don’t do anything rash in this area though. They might want to do an excavation but if you do it yourself they might reduce your reward so get some expert help before you do anything more than basic detection. I know I sound like a real party pooper but this looks like an important find. Your FLO, who I know you are in touch with, might be able to offer some advice.
One of the guys in our club uncovered a Roman hoard on a club dig. I wasn't there myself, but I believe things moved pretty quickly...From what I can gather, the guy ended up watching over the spot untill the next day when the FLO turned up, and then a small team was brought in to excavate the area with the aid of a JCB, all under the supervision of the FLO...

I think the urgency was because so many people knew about it, and there was no way it was going to stay a secret...I think the whole thing was completed in a couple or three days, but the site was never left unattended during that time...
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I would certainly be arranging a scrape with the back actor a foot down. I doubt they are random losses. Could be big news in the future and as advised keep the pinkies nice and shut.cd
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In case this helps it looks very similar to this 9th century one. https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/482288

I know on the other thread you think the brooch you found nearby might be post medieval. I’d bet my house that it’s early medieval and not later because of the back of it. The gold ball decoration by the fixings aren’t a Tudor thing. It’s early medieval too and these two items are definitely connected.
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Oxgirl wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 11:18 pm In case this helps it looks very similar to this 9th century one. https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/482288
Wow, just that half of one was valued at £2,500! :shock:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 11:18 pm In case this helps it looks very similar to this 9th century one. https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/482288

I know on the other thread you think the brooch you found nearby might be post medieval. I’d bet my house that it’s early medieval and not later because of the back of it. The gold ball decoration by the fixings aren’t a Tudor thing. It’s early medieval too and these two items are definitely connected.
I was looking at that one yesterday too. Very similar.

Do both the brooch and aestel have red stones set into them?? It looks like it from the photos, but I can’t tell if it’s just a hole.

If so, that might show a connection. A matching set. 🤔
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Hi Emily,
No , the Aestel doesn't have any stones set in ,just decoration.
I'm having a bit of a re think as to whether it is an Aestel or pin head, as most Aestels I believe had a flat back to allow it to slide across the parchment.
See what my FLO thinks tomorrow.

Thanks for the interest and comments ,
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Reiver wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 11:38 am Hi Emily,
No , the Aestel doesn't have any stones set in ,just decoration.
I'm having a bit of a re think as to whether it is an Aestel or pin head, as most Aestels I believe had a flat back to allow it to slide across the parchment.
See what my FLO thinks tomorrow.

Thanks for the interest and comments ,
Cheers,
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Do you mean a hair pin?? It’s possible. ☺️
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Emily wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 12:08 pm Do you mean a hair pin?? It’s possible. ☺️
I think they were multi purpose, used for clothes or hair amongst other things. :?:
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