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I went out on Saturday on the next field up from my best field which had been subsoiled flattening the stubble making for a perfect detecting surface. Ground has been fairly dry, but had been loosened up. Not much to note but a bouncy but diggable signal came up. Out came a nice complete crotal bell, AG for Andrew Gurney, late 17th century. Cleaned it up and it rings but it is heavily cracked around the lower hole so a bit dull. Always a nice find. Only other item of note was an unknown farthing token from Colchester, 1662. Obverse is too corroded.

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Ding dong, nice one! :thumbsup:
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One of my fave finds was the humble crotal bell :thumbsup:
First one i ever found was in an old and unused orchard that was situated smack in the middle of a little village down Yeovil way....a ringer too :ugeek:
Only whole one i have found actually, had partifacts of them a plenty

Nice find :thumbsup:
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Lovely to get a ringing one and, even better, one that’s got nice decoration and a maker’s mark. Well done :thumbsup:
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Well done on a ringer, they are infrequent.

Best of all it has a makers mark, so you can tell where and when made. I have had a ringer but never one with a makers mark :mrgreen:

Assuming your name, "Fentiger", reflects where you detect then Andrew Gurney at Hull would be one of the nearest main crotal bell makers at that time.

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Saffron wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:16 am
Assuming your name, "Fentiger", reflects where you detect then Andrew Gurney at Hull would be one of the nearest main crotal bell makers at that time.

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Made its way down to a mid Suffolk field. I guess these types of items would have been traded all across the county.
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TheFenTiger wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:53 am Made its way down to a mid Suffolk field. I guess these types of items would have been traded all across the county.
I also found an A.G. crotal bell in Suffolk. Like you, I thought Andrew Gurney of Hull, however perhaps a more local chap of very similar name might be the maker?

https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/peopl ... unds-1643/
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So I wonder if it is the same one as Hull who moved to Suffolk or if it is a different one? Certainly found close to where he was working. Bit of a coincidence to have 2 bell makers with the same name.
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Nice to have the Makers mark on the bell.
Good link provided about the maker.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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TheFenTiger wrote: Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:50 pm . Only other item of note was an unknown farthing token from Colchester, 1662. Obverse is too corroded.

Jacob Miller :thumbsup:

Obverse
I M M
IACOB MILLER I M M
Reverse
IN COLCHESTER 1662

Bottom right here Dave :thumbsup:
https://www.dnw.co.uk/auction-archive/s ... uid=271500
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alloverover wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:09 pm
Jacob Miller :thumbsup:

Obverse
I M M
IACOB MILLER I M M
Reverse
IN COLCHESTER 1662

Bottom right here Dave :thumbsup:
https://www.dnw.co.uk/auction-archive/s ... uid=271500
It does look like an M or W so spot on. Thanks for that :thumbsup:
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