Club dig couple of bucket listers

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Almost didn’t go today but glad I did detected 4 hours yesterday so pushing my luck today and energy levels were low any way got to field at 8.30 after 40 min drive quite first couple of hours then found my first decorated spindle whorl was over the moon with that have seen nicer but when it’s your first it’s special then had a little silver coin which turned out to be a Mexican Spanish colony half real Philip v of Spain 1746
And then the star of the day and quiet a rare find a nice Mary groat I have wanted a nice Mary coin for a while after finding a fragment a couple of years ago it was high on my bucket list
So glad I went today at the time of leaving the club had found over 10 hammies so a good productive fields :thumbsup:
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Well done on your finds, being something you were after.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Cor, that Mary's in good nick! Well played, sir :thumbsup:
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Nice Mary you have got there Ian, well found👍
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Cracking finds, I’ve never found a spindle whorl, they be just don’t seem to be on my permissions.
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Lovely finds there paint, the Mary is a cracker indeed :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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mattjb wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:46 pm Cracking finds, I’ve never found a spindle whorl, they be just don’t seem to be on my permissions.
Now you've said that they'll be along like busses! :D :thumbsup:
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A very nice Mary! :D :thumbsup:
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Well done Paint, two bucket listers in on session with another hammy to back it up takes some doing :Party: :Party:

That Mary groat is a real cracker.

But you do wonder how that Mexican Spanish colony half real Philip v of Spain 1746 got here. Who knows, was it on a Spanish ship heading back to Spain from Mexico that was captured during the seven years war (1756-1763, which Spain joined in 1761), or was it loot from when the capitals of the Spanish East & West Indies (Manila and Havana respectively) were seized by the British?

Decorated spindle whorls are always a nice find. Reminds me of a dig several years ago. Before the start saw a young couple that looked very unsure of what to do, so had a word and found out it was the first time they had been detecting. So I give them some words of encouragement and advice and what settings to run the machine on (an Ace 250 which I had also started with). Well into the dig see them and ask what they have found, both look rather downcast "just this, but I do not think its anything" and held out a mud covered item. I very quickly take it, rub the mud off, find a twig and clear the centre hole and as I suspected its a spindle whorl, but what I had not anticipated was the lovely pattern on it. I ask "Have you heard of a spindle whorl?", two blanks looks, I explain what a spindle whorl is and that they are nice finds - but more significantly most are plain so one with that nice a pattern is rare and that it was better than any I had ever found, and congratulate them on finding it. Its amazing how quickly 2 very downcast looks can change into beaming smiles.

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Wow you are on a roll again Paint :Star: I am very envious- a Mary and a decorated whorl are both on my wish list too. Keep up the great finds :thumbsup:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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