Couple of bits from this morning

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mattjb
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Took the explorer xs out for one last arm aching swing round before I order a deus lite.
Went back to the same barley stubble field as I had the fibula and the zoomorphic piece last weekend.Plenty of signals but mainly small bits of lead, buttons and shotgun ends but a few musket balls , cooking pot rim and a vicky halfpenny also put in an appearance. I was beginning to think nothing very interesting was going to turn up and time was running out but on the last few rows of gridding this coin weight (only my second one ever)and what I think might be the arse end of a fibula came up.
From what I can see on the net the weight could be a Charles I double crown?
It reads Caro Rex with a kings bust on one side and Xs with what looks like a crown with a counter stamp above.
Any opinions on either piece would be great.
Thanks
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Looks like you have identified the coin weight yourself. :thumbsup:
PAS Example,
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/144780
Well done.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:57 pm Looks like you have identified the coin weight yourself. :thumbsup:
PAS Example,
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/144780
Well done.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
Thanks for the link Dave, looks similar to mine that one. :thumbsup:
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That is a very interesting find. What exactly was a coin weight used for?

Was it to determine if a coin was counterfeit or used to weigh on a balance goods for value??


And by the way, the Minelab XS found an Xs relic 😃
I use the XP ORX and XP Deus Metal Detectors.
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Has to be a brooch foot with a bit of the catchplate, dunnit? Nice returns for your effort there :thumbsup:
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Bigtim1973 wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:43 pm That is a very interesting find. What exactly was a coin weight used for?

Was it to determine if a coin was counterfeit or used to weigh on a balance goods for value??


And by the way, the Minelab XS found an Xs relic 😃
Yes Tim the coin weight was used to determine if a coin (in this case gold) was the correct weight and not a counterfeit :thumbsup:
I nearly threw it in the scrap pouch but gave it the spit and rub on the magic trousers treatment luckily!
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figgis wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:50 pm Has to be a brooch foot with a bit of the catchplate, dunnit? Nice returns for your effort there :thumbsup:
Thanks figgis, I can’t think what else it would be ,seems the right size and shape for a brooch foot :thumbsup:
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mattjb wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:10 pm Thanks figgis, I can’t think what else it would be ,seems the right size and shape for a brooch foot :thumbsup:
It will be an interesting find if it is, Ive never come across one which is decorated on the bottom, or top as it is of the foot. A couple more photos please Matt :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:50 pm It will be an interesting find if it is, Ive never come across one which is decorated on the bottom, or top as it is of the foot. A couple more photos please Matt :thumbsup:
About the best I can do quickly ,little un wants to go out for a walk (pub included!)
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mattjb wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:08 pm About the best I can do quickly ,little un wants to go out for a walk (pub included!)
Just looking through Hattatts and there are some Headstud brooches and Trumpet brooches with similar decoration, reckon thats what it is, interesting find Matt :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:17 pm Just looking through Hattatts and there are some Headstud brooches and Trumpet brooches with similar decoration, reckon thats what it is, interesting find Matt :thumbsup:
Cheers, thanks for the research, it’s an interesting field, wide age range of material and it’s producing some interesting bits and bobs. I’m looking forward to having a go on it with a more modern machine when I get one. The way I’ve got the explorer set up with an open screen and in conductive means I must be missing the high tones of the high conductive stuff.
There must be some hammered in there somewhere as well!
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Both really nice finds. Would love that coin weight - it’s a really nice one :Star:
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