A Few Hours On a Naff All Field

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Out for a few hours after visiting Mum, in a big field I usually find sod all on, tried it because it’s one of the first to be disced & rolled flat, blimey it needs a drop of rain, best bits were a horseshoe, tiny buckle, pewter button with 22 on (regiment?) & a Lizzy penny saved the day, oh well!
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Enough targets though few keepers as is often the case, always nice to get a hammered. :thumbsup:
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I have several "Sod All" fields, but they rarely provide a hammered.

I agree the button looks like a 22nd (Cheshire) Regt of Foot, about 1800-1810.

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That sounds like a familiar name! It is bone dry and we desperately need some good rain which there is no sight of so far.

You did well in poor conditions then - if the portrait side is as good as the reverse, then it is a corker!
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Looks like you'll have to detect through the more modern stuff to get to all those hammered coins lurking below. I'm sure it'll liven up with a weeks' worth of rain on it. Any session that ends with a hammered coin is a great session. :thumbsup:
I was out yesterday morning for a couple of hours and had a few nice'ish signals coming from the centre of rock hard clay boulders. The decision to whether break them down with the spade, and risk damaging it item, or take them home for a soak was a difficult one - in the end, I had too many to take with me, so I left them in the corner of the field, and will wait for the rain to soften them up.
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Saffron wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:36 am I have several "Sod All" fields, but they rarely provide a hammered.

I agree the button looks like a 22nd (Cheshire) Regt of Foot, about 1800-1810.

Evan
I have access to a field that's definitely under the "sod all" category. A mate and I did three full days on it and we finished up with one post-med buckle each and a few buttons. Other nearby fields on the same farm produce plenty of interesting finds, but this one for some reason does not seem to produce anything! :?
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BuriedByTime&Dust wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:52 am I have access to a field that's definitely under the "sod all" category. A mate and I did three full days on it and we finished up with one post-med buckle each and a few buttons. Other nearby fields on the same farm produce plenty of interesting finds, but this one for some reason does not seem to produce anything! :?
I have a permission just like this - one field produces some OK stuff, field right next to it, naff all older than Victorian. A bit of research showed it was once a stone quarry, so not sure if pushing the soil around to backfill it has caused this. It's known as the Naff field. :D
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Well, for a field which provides very little, I'd say that's a decent return :thumbsup: What's the Lizzie obverse like? Mullered as per?
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BuriedByTime&Dust wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:52 am I have access to a field that's definitely under the "sod all" category. A mate and I did three full days on it and we finished up with one post-med buckle each and a few buttons. Other nearby fields on the same farm produce plenty of interesting finds, but this one for some reason does not seem to produce anything! :?
That reminds me of one of mine which a footpath crosses. Just 6 coins and a few buttons, very strange compared to the surrounding fields so maybe it was detected! :Thinking:
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Here’s the portrait side, not to good, but can sit next to the other Lizzy penny which has a good portrait & show the back so both sides can be seen.
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Nice few bits Clint :thumbsup:

Whats that grey + section stuff ? Some sort of alloy below the right shoulder of the key ? Found loads of bits of it and its not all from Ikea I dont think ?
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Cheers Phil
Had a lot of those + section leady alloy bits, as if the the tip of some thing, don’t think there straw splitter bits & not stained glass lead, need to find a complete one to find out I think.
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alloverover wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:33 pm Nice few bits Clint :thumbsup:

Whats that grey + section stuff ? Some sort of alloy below the right shoulder of the key ? Found loads of bits of it and its not all from Ikea I dont think ?
I find that stuff too. If any of you find out I’d be interested to know as well :thumbsup:
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Lovely finds, the hammered is brilliant.
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Easylife wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:41 pm That reminds me of one of mine which a footpath crosses. Just 6 coins and a few buttons, very strange compared to the surrounding fields so maybe it was detected! :Thinking:
It did make me laugh when the landowner told me that they had some hawkers on the farm and they chose that field! :lol:

Unless they were phenomenally efficient nighthawks and they found and removed every decent find in a field of about 80 acres, they really made a poor decision on where to ply their sneaky trade.

Mind you, the best field on that farm is overlooked by houses and roads, so they'd have to be pretty brave/stupid to hawk that one.
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