That's a new one on me!

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I had hoped that the pasture would still be a little damp but it was not!  :o Well I was there now and didn't expect to be digging too many holes anyway in this previously quite well searched field so the search began! It's funny that even in dry conditions how some targets appear where you would least expect them to still be, though fortunately the Nox is pretty unfazed by dry ground and still hits good depth. My very first target was part of a small crotal bell, and my third target was part of another one, so that was kind of an unexpectedly strange start though always welcome, maybe an omen of things to come? :Thinking:
In all-metal this pasture field was noticeably different to some others, there were just bits of iron here and there rather than the usual more noticeable iron saturation. One side of the field was so silent that I even checked the coil against my spade a few times as it just seemed so unnatural here, not complaining though!
There were surprisingly quite a few high tones and a 21/22 which I expected to be just a routine Vicky penny or similar was surprisingly a 1733 Isle of Man penny in quite decent condition, so that's a new one on me!
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A small padlock looked to have some good age and PAS date them between 16th and mid 19th century.
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The selection of other finds reminded me of how these fields used to be when I first started detecting them a few years ago, but clearly I need to search this field some more if this type of stuff is still about and It hasn't even given up a hammy yet! Those toy train wheels always make me smile as there have been just so many of them spread over about four fields, one or two usually seem to show each visit. :D
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Not see one of those Isle of Man pennies before; it's an interesting looking coin and it's come up in very good condition too...

While out yesterday, my unexpected find was a 1791 Macclesfield halfpenny token...while I was hoping for something older, I made a nice alternative to the usual toasted coppers that seem so common around here....
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That Isle of Man coin is really cool - love it! :Star:
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What a great and unusual find the Isle of Man penny.
Numista lists them as only 72,000 minted.
Fairly rare.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Just to show how a find can lead off on a tangent.
Checked my coin book and I. O .M . Pennies were only minted in 7 years between 1709 and 1839, with Easy`s 1733 being the 2nd mintage year.
No wonder i had never seen one before.
We learn something new everyday, due to the finds others make and post on here. :clapping:
Well found, Easy. :thumbsup:
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Nice coin that :thumbsup:
Ive had a few similar aged coins and tokens this year that I never knew existed, a Swedish 1 Daler emergency issue coin springs to mind :lol: :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:28 pm Swedish 1 Daler emergency issue coin
Found hundreds of em. Worse than green waste in these here parts :D
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figgis wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:20 pm Found hundreds of em. Worse than green waste in these here parts :D
Really or are you pulling my plonka ???? :lol:
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alloverover wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:21 pm Really or are you pulling my plonka ???? :lol:
Don't you know that John lives in Sweden and comutes by private jet each day? :lol:
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alloverover wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:21 pm Really or are you pulling my plonka ???? :lol:
Ho yus, the Emergency Daler is only outnumbered by the Precarious Plickion and Underhanded Grinnet. Tripping over the damned things all the time :D ;)
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figgis wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:38 am Ho yus, the Emergency Daler is only outnumbered by the Precarious Plickion and Underhanded Grinnet. Tripping over the damned things all the time :D ;)
I always keep an emergency fiver in the back of my phone case, similar sort of thing I reckon :D
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