todays club dig finds

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Lovely weather today for a club dig on some pleasant land nestled in the heart of Norfolk , nice and close for me too , only ten minutes away so that made a change from the usual hour plus journeys . Once again , it was good to meet up with some club members from the past and two years soon fly by rather too quickly but it was nice to see familiar faces once again .
The fields had been rolled nice and flat with some remnants of stubble here and there but generally nice and soft and fairly easy walking and gradually the early morning sun was beginning to burn of the final cloak of foggy mist which had been thick and heavy first thing in the morning but the day was promised good weather and it didnt let us down . In fact it was too hot and every now and again I took some time out to sit in the shade and have a brew .
Finds were sparse to begin with and at one point I was about to give in and head for home as afternoon approached and with one field not giving me with any signals at all apart from the odd grunt of iron , it seemed empty and even more so the lack of bodies dwindling away to seek better luck in the larger field next door . Ten minutes later I too followed and my first signal was a disappointing shotgun cartridge , no matter it seemed a bit more lively in here as I could see the many bodies crouched over holes while others ambled along so all in all a bit more promising .
Next signal was a door handle , then a key a little while later and then a few buttons and bits of random lead . Another sweet signal changed the ball game in the shape of a fair decent Roman coin albeit =missing a chunk out of it . At least it was old and although Roman coins in general dont do it for me , I was more than glad to have found something . No more than a few paces later and another decent signal and a very welcomed find . At first I thought it was a hammered coin but elation didnt turn sour when I could see it wasnt but all the same it was still a very welcome find in the shape of a token dated 1702 or could possibly be 1792 , I tend to think the latter datewise . Appears to be possibly Dutch and I can only assume some sort of trading token . Not bad condition with the writing still legible .
That was about it for me for the day , nothing else of note but good fun all the same .
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Back out again tomorrow on another club dig , a little further afield this time but hopefully a productive one . :thumbsup:
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Looks like the roman took a plough hit at some stage......
Still, a good day out with old friends, thats worth a lot these days
Good luck for the morrow fella :thumbsup:
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The Ant favours Salonina. ;)
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Easylife wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:01 pm Nice one. :thumbsup:
Here's your coin. https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces23079.html
Thanks easylife , German :thumbsup: That is a surprise , with all the overseas trading going on from the Norfolk coast between the Dutch etc I wouldnt have been that surprised if it were from there . Makes you wonder how it got here .
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Allectus wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:08 pm The Ant favours Salonina. ;)
Thanks Allectus
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Kenleyboy wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:25 pm Makes you wonder how it got here .
Likely accepted as equivalent weight of silver currency, that would have been two pence here at that time. :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:58 pm Likely accepted as equivalent weight of silver currency, that would have been two pence here at that time. :thumbsup:
That makes sense :thumbsup:
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Liking that German coin. It’s always nice to get a different coin amongst the more standard British ones. Nice condition too :thumbsup:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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