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I went off sulkily today to go get dinner cause I really wasn’t in the mood to go food shopping. After cheering myself up by buying some nice thick filet steaks for tea I thought I’d do a tiny detour to check to see if the field of oats had been harvested.

A site of sheer joy met my eye balls. The field had not only been harvested but the lovely farmer had cut it super short! I raced home, dumped the shopping in the fridge. Grinned at my husband who just handed me my detector and laughed before retiring to the sofa for an uninterrupted afternoon snooze with no one to nag him about the lawn.

Five minutes later I was scrambling into the field. The sheer bliss of being out on a perfect late summer afternoon. Lovely cool temperature, nice sunshine and an expanse of golden stalks glistening in the sun. After getting my ear in on what was coke (this field is covered in the darn stuff) I found my first keeper - a decorated lead bag seal.

A few minutes later I was grinning though. I’d found my first ever toy cannon! I’ve always looked on enviously when others found them so I was very chuffed with this one. The next hour saw another seal - this time a cloth one, a few mullered coins, odds of lead and copper partifacts, etc. Then I hit a little hot spot. First was an almost complete beehive thimble with that satisfying smooth patina that only a well made item has. Then I found what I though was a modern zip part - it wasn’t! It appears to be part of a hanging pendant - the top part. Again with a lovely dark green patina. You can see the file marks on the side. It looks and feels medieval.

I enjoyed that - a lot! I’d forgotten how relaxing a lovely big field can be. Helped by wonderful weather too. I came home relaxed to find the lawn cut, the kitchen clean, the potatoes peeled and cut for home made chips and the steaks getting to room temperature ready to be cooked. Lovely :D :Party:
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Well done! I got my first cannon last year. It is obviously a day of early thimbles!
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Well done, some interesting bits there. Nice cannon! :thumbsup:
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Well done Cath
Love the book clasp bit (hanging pendant looking thing) I think?
Can't wait to come home to my fields, instead I thought I'd break my toe taking the niece & nephew rock pooling in Devon the little sh**s!
Good luck for more soon.
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Nice work. I’ve always wanted to find one of those early thimbles, but thimbles of any type are scarce on my permissions. Looks like it was a good day for several people today
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stanslad wrote: Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:05 pm Well done Cath
Love the book clasp bit (hanging pendant looking thing) I think?
Can't wait to come home to my fields, instead I thought I'd break my toe taking the niece & nephew rock pooling in Devon the little sh**s!
Good luck for more soon.
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Sorry but that made me laugh. Those rocks are slippy :silent:
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mattjb wrote: Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:44 pm Nice work. I’ve always wanted to find one of those early thimbles, but thimbles of any type are scarce on my permissions. Looks like it was a good day for several people today
They don’t come up that often for most of us. I have lots of post med ones on my fields though :thumbsup:
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stanslad wrote: Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:05 pm Well done Cath
Love the book clasp bit (hanging pendant looking thing) I think?
Brilliant ID :thumbsup: Thank you very much. It’s one of these from 1350-1450
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Well done Cath on the start of your season.
The anticipation and then the time comes when you set foot in that field.
Normally i`m around a month after everyone has started but not this season, although you have still found interesting items on your first trip where as i have none after 3.
Would imagine book clasps are fairly rare as books themselves were, not for the everyday populace.
Toy cannon is great, now they do seem more common, sheds a light on life in those times.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Thick cut filet steak,,,, for tea!..... sounds a bit posh that does. :lol:
I've never found a canon nor a beehive thimble.... well done :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:37 am Toy cannon is great, now they do seem more common, sheds a light on life in those times.
Like giving a kid a bag of gunpowder to play with, how times have changed! My last cannon had the end blown off! :D
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Blast, I knew that was a book clasp, too - not so much because of my vast knowledge but because a book clasp was my first recordable find :D

Great day out you had there, Cath, and well done on the thimble and the cannon. Hope and expect to see more such finds from that field :thumbsup:
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Well done cath you have now rounded the corner now on to the next :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:38 pm Blast, I knew that was a book clasp.
I knew it was a book clasp too, but confident that super sleuth Cath would've enjoyed figuring it out anyway! :thumbsup: :D
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Easylife wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:26 pm I knew it was a book clasp too, but confident that super sleuth Cath would've enjoyed figuring it out anyway! :thumbsup: :D
Lol you give me too much credit :lol:
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