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Swinging an explorer xs in all metal on full sensitivity through barley stubble for 6 hours was never going to be relaxing but I enjoyed it! Had a couple of firsts for me, first whole fibula (well whole minus the pin) and first bronze pot leg .
The fibula has an unusual catch plate end being more of a fish tail shape.Also had the best bag seal I’ve ever had and a tiny lead token with a plant design on it.Two buckles made an appearance along with a few fragments and a rectangular (medieval?) strap end/buckle plate, it’s two pieces held together by a pin or rivet.There’s also a pierced tear drop shaped item.
One other item that I haven’t got a clue what it is looks almost zoomorphic but could be a buckle fragment I guess?
Any IDs or info about any of these bits would be gratefully received!
Strangely no coins except for a crusty 1600s trade token
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Theres a bit missing from the catchplate of the Polden Hill brooch, it would had a hole in the middle, pierced like this https://museum.wales/collections/online ... ch/footer/
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Some great finds there, particularly the fibula and complete shoe buckle. :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:45 pm Theres a bit missing from the catchplate of the Polden Hill brooch, it would had a hole in the middle, pierced like this https://museum.wales/collections/online ... ch/footer/
Brilliant, thanks for that. Do you know which century it’s from? It doesn’t say on the link
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T'other bit looks like part of a sword belt hanger.
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Easylife wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:05 pm T'other bit looks like part of a sword belt hanger.
The bit that looks zoomorphic ?
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Congratulations Matt, your Fibula is a belter. :thumbsup:

What sort of signal did the Fibula give on your machine? I've had low to mid signals for them on the Equinox.
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mattjb wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:09 pm The bit that looks zoomorphic ?
Yup, it looks that kind of thing, though may not be!
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TerraBritannia wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:14 pm Congratulations Matt, your Fibula is a belter. :thumbsup:

What sort of signal did the Fibula give on your machine? I've had low to mid signals for them on the Equinox.
Thanks Andy, the explorer was running in conductive in all metal, ears were ringing with iron high tones but the low tones of the good stuff jump out, it was a lowish tone. Despite this permission being close to Bath it rarely throws up Roman stuff so a nice surprise.
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mattjb wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:09 pm The bit that looks zoomorphic ?
Looks Viking :thumbsup:
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mattjb wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:57 pm Brilliant, thanks for that. Do you know which century it’s from? It doesn’t say on the link
1st century AD :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:25 pm 1st century AD :thumbsup:
Great , cheers :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:21 pm Looks Viking :thumbsup:
I was thinking the same. Looks early medieval to me too :thumbsup:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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