Oh my beating heart…

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Well last night I ventured out on the last bit of stripped land. Slap bang in the middle of the hot spot was a pool of stinky, muddy water which had thankfully dried up enough that I was no longer splashing in water. Still oozy mud in parts but considering everywhere else is Sahara like I couldn’t really complain.

With the HF coil on the end of my Deus I gridded the area, going very slowly. The total area left was only about 20 foot square so no point rushing it!

The first decent signal turned out to be small lead which was followed by a few more tiny bits of lead. It was proving a bit problematic in the thick, sticky mud. 10 minutes in and out popped a round disk. Thought it was a token but soon realised it’s a pewter or lead alloy button. A few steps later and I was rewarded with a pewter buckle plate. I realised this was really close to where I found the other thing last week which I thought was a dagger chap or strap end; this is a buckle plate too I now realise!
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Another few holes and I found a lovely sharp signal. It was in the wettest area and it took me 10 minutes to find the tiny sliver of metal. My gloves were so sticky I then lost it and had to re-find it :pulling hair out: I was rewarded with a (as I now know) John cut quarter when I eventually worked out it wasn’t another bit of lead :D
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Finally another piece of lead turned out to be much more interesting! A cute heart shaped late medieval/ early post medieval badge.
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That’s it for that area now sadly, but pleased with the finds in an area no bigger than 100m squared. A big pile of spoil will be spread back over it soon so I guess that’ll be worth another hunt! Like everyone else there’s very few places to go until the beans are harvested in a few weeks.
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That is a stunning cut quarter!
Not because of what it is, but because of how perfectly it has been cut
It was the first thing that came into my head when i saw the photo...i know, i know, i'm weird or is that wired?

Nice finds though, even if it was stinky mud :thumbsup:
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Great write up and photos, Cath.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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That was a cracking session Oxgirl, great finds. :thumbsup:
Well found and well saved.
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Oxgirl wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:03 pm

Finally another piece of lead turned out to be much more interesting! A cute heart shaped late medieval/ early post medieval badge.


Nice little badge Cath, would proberbly of had a few flowers coming out of the top originally, there is a section on them in Pilgrim souviners and secular badges :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:41 pm Nice little badge Cath, would proberbly of had a few flowers coming out of the top originally, there is a section on them in Pilgrim souviners and secular badges :thumbsup:
Thanks Phil, yes I’d spotted that one as I have that book in my (now rather large!) library. It does look like bits are missing from it :thumbsup: .
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