Your first recordable find?

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The first thing I showed my FLO was what I was convinced was something Celtic but which was in fact merely a fragment of a fancy Georgian buckle :oops:

But the first proper find which he recorded for me was a medieval book clasp. I thought it might be something old but had no idea what it was and the fact that it was recorded made me feel like a right proper detectorist :lol:

Can you remember your first? Recorded find, I mean.
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Mine was a lead ampulla, said to be 13th century, not a great looker though. At first I thought it was just scrap lead but then noticed a very faint pattern. :D
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I took several items to the FLO, but these were the 5 that they were more interested in. They still have them. :D

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This is my first recordable item, a medieval buckle plate
Did not have a scooby doo as to what it was then :?:

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Now this is a great thread. :clapping:
Remember it well.
Eighth visit in first season of inland detecting.
Probably half hour into session found this part of brooch,
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/856366
Followed about 10mts away, about 10 mins later by my first Roman, a day i will never forget.
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/856499
Looking forward to seeing everyones first FLO finds.
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Steve_JT wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:27 pm This is my first recordable item, a medieval buckle plate
Did not have a scooby doo as to what it was then :?:
I wouldn't have a scooby what it is now, Steve :lol:
Dave The Slave wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:28 pm my first Roman, a day i will never forget.
Nor would I, and blimey that Vespasian's a cracker, Dave :thumbsup: And you don't see too many openwork catchplates. Not many catchplates full stop round these parts, come to that.
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Mine was a 17th century trading token from Thame. I remember being very excited that it wasn’t another toasted copper coin :D
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Oxgirl wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:12 pm Mine was a 17th century trading token from Thame.
Blimey, anything later than medieval (my first hammered - an Elizabeth I tanner, for example) was dismissed :shock: But then it was one of the Suffolk FLOs
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figgis wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:17 pm Blimey, anything later than medieval (my first hammered - an Elizabeth I tanner, for example) was dismissed :shock: But then it was one of the Suffolk FLOs
Then your FLO is a very naughty person - it’s meant to be anything pre 1720 ish plus nice younger examples. They’d no issue recording an 18th century cravat buckle cause it was unusual and in nice nick. Each FLO’s policy is different - some are a law unto themselves and others governed by local priorities. My FLO does every hammered coin, no matter how poor, but turns down some amazing 17th century things they really shouldn’t! It’s weird!
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It does seem to differ from county to county, right enough. Suffolk at that time had three FLOs trying to deal with a constant deluge of finds so I can understand their prioritising. The "newer" types of finds get recorded now, though - I record them meself :lol:
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