A favourite field is back in the game

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I have been getting increasingly frustrated watching you all go out on your newly harvested fields whilst the vast majority of mine were still languishing in crop. With only one (very poor) field harvested I’d not found much so I decided to do a tour of my other fields to see if anything had changed since last week.

The first permission was still not done so I drove with a heavy heart to the next one 20 minutes away. The first glimpse of the field wasn’t promising but as I got closer I was delighted to see it had been harvested. Of course I’d brought my detector just in case so, after a quick text to say dinner was a DIY affair, I set off.

No sooner had I switched my machine on I found a Sutton bag seal in the first hole, then a surface Edward penny, followed by a domed button top just below the surface. And so it continued. Less than 30 minutes in I was rewarded with a cut half - Henry III voided long cross, and then a rose farthing in the next hole.
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Having exhausted the flattened stubble in this field I went through the gap to the next bigger one. This field turned out to be a button fest. A real mix of dates too from a Tudor small round one (complete with long shank), a few plain pewter ones, a lead alloy 17th century one and 2 general service 20th century ones too.

Other finds included a decorated piece of copper with a ‘O’ engraved on it, a small book clasp, a gun powder lead cap and a weird piece of lead with holes in it.
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The highlights though were a George I hibernia farthing of 1723. Sadly not in great condition, but rare. Plus a coin weight from the low countries c.1530. Sadly the gold coin it would have been used to check was no where to be found.
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Enjoyed that a lot. Guess where I’m going back this week :D
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Boom, you are back with a bang!
That’s a nice selection there,some really nice finds and broad mix of dates.No wonder you are itching to get back!
Family hol for me in west Wales at the moment, last day tomorrow and I’m looking forward to getting back at it this weekend .
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Well done Cath. been waiting ages for one of my favourite fields to get cut and now it has I don't have the time to get on it and I'm at the Rodney Cooke weekend this weekend as well. hopefully it will still be there next week :thumbsup:
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Last one to harvest, first one to replant is the normal :shock:
Nice few finds there :thumbsup:
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Know how you feel Cath, watching others detect, while you await the Harvest. Got lucky this year and 7 weeks early.
Good selection of finds, like the coin weight. :thumbsup:
Strange how the letter, which i think is a " 9" or "g" is engraved over what looks like a fold or join.
Well done, :thumbsup:
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Blimey, when you come back you come back with a bang, innit? What a cracking day's finds! :thumbsup:

Love the coin weight, which are always a joy to find, and that's a nice little Tudor button. You have to be happy with that little lot :thumbsup:
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Well what a turnaround indeed! :thumbsup:
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Nice coin weight Cath, not sure what coin it was made for but it was made in Antwerp as you proberbly know, the maker, R V I is unfortunately an unlisted one but it would be from around 1580 :thumbsup:
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I haven’t even started on this field properly as it was full in knee high weeds last time I was on it but still winkled out 6 hammered, 3 roman and loads of other stuff over 4 visits. The next fields on the same permission look even more interesting. Check out this field which is one I think I can get on in the next month…
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The field next door to the one above (not on this permission) had very visible round house markings and trackways when we had the drought two years ago. A Roman road is 200m away and a very ancient (pre Roman) trackway is very nearby too.

I LOVE this permission. It’s a proper undetected one with lovely land owners :Party:
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alloverover wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:25 pm Nice coin weight Cath, not sure what coin it was made for but it was made in Antwerp as you proberbly know, the maker, R V I is unfortunately an unlisted one but it would be from around 1580 :thumbsup:
Thanks Phil :thumbsup: I’m guessing some gold one though? It’s my first ever one so I’m well chuffed 8-)

I really should weigh it I guess, I’ll do it now.
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ooooh lovely coin weight, always nice to find those and the gold coins they may have weighed :thumbsup:

Looks to be some good fields you have there cath, looking forward to seeing more finds on your travels

And a cut half within 30 minutes :shock:
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Well done Cath
That coin weight is lovely and different
Good luck for more goodies next time,
PS. Will give that farmer that asked me to detect his fields after harvest at village fete a call & sort out a meeting with him & we'll have a go at his fields.
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Nice set of finds cath looking forward to what these fields produce over the coming weeks :thumbsup:
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