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I was quite lucky in some respects with garden finds . With half the garden originally being part of the drovers pub there were some interesting finds that came out of the lawns and flower beds . This lot was over a 12 month period about 5 years ago . It gave me some good learning curves with my garret 250 and as I was struggling at that time to get a permission , it filled the void .
I never did find out what the copper disc was with all the tiny punched indentations .
Plenty of buttons , odd looking iron fork object and some coins . The toasted coin was found in the stream and the farthing was unearthed by our little whippet girl while having a mad one pawing out the soil . Out it flicked much to my surprise , she was only a pup back then .
The jar of clay pipe stems gets added to over the years , they come up quite often . Since then we have found a few bowl fragments but never a while one .
Hard to believe that all this lot was 5 years ago , time certainly flies by rather too quickly .
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BuriedByTime&Dust wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:55 am Same here. The house was built around 1830, but the oldest coin I've found in the garden was a 2p from the 1970s :thumbdown:
If no older finds then I would assume that someone has previously detected it at some time, same with mine! :Thinking:
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Easylife wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:44 am If no older finds then I would assume that someone has previously detected it at some time, same with mine! :Thinking:
As no older finds left, probably a Nox user then ! :D :D
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Pete E wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:57 am As no older finds left, probably a Nox user then ! :D :D
No, they missed the deeper lead! :D :thumbsup:
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I still pootle round our garden and meadow. Usually Pete can tell if my detecting elsewhere has been productive or not because if it hasn't I am still grubbing away in the garden in somewhat forlorn hopes of having something to show. Our house is 16th/17th that we know of. But the likelihood is there were building on this plot for a long time before that. Oldest coins I have found in the garden is late 16th century....several
double tournois. Usually in bad condition (hammered coppers) but occasional legible one. A few pieces of 'gun money' as well. Lots of very old pottery came up when I dug out the rockery. Including a piece of Samian. (The green lane next to the house is Roman.) Problem is, of course, as others have said, years of people burying their rubbish. Lots of old bottles and old metal toothpaste tubes. An old chicken run with lots of bits of galvanised metal. lol I had thought to put a test pit in but my back injury put paid to that last year.
Thing is, I am a NIMBY hypocrite when it comes to digging holes in my own lawn and meadow. :lol: I also suspect the bulk of things are under the gravel and very close to the house.
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