Plan B didn’t work out too badly.

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mattjb
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Had a full day of detecting in front of me this morning when I arrived at the farmyard and was looking forward to giving the field I did so well on last weekend a good going over.
The trail of muddy tractor tyres leaving the field gate confirmed my fears though , it had been seeded. Oh dear what a shame I said, or something along those lines!
Time for plan B.
A small neighbouring field was still in stubble and I’d had that one in mind as second choice as I’d had a couple of nice medieval buckles there when it had just been harvested.
I started in the area where I’d had the buckles but not much more than a few buttons turned up so I went off on a wander.
Eventually I found the Lizzie hammered, I think it must be a three half pence? It measures about 17mm diameter.
I began gridding that part of the field , and though the finds weren’t coming thick and fast a few interesting bits came along including a silver Vicky four pence( a new one for me),top part of a fibula, thimble and a little key.
Anyone got any ideas on the age of the key?
Also any ID for the partifact bottom left of the group pic and the item above the key that has a pin going through the bottom would be gratefully received!
Unfortunately most of the permission is now seeded so my options are getting limited there now!
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Cheers all.
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The four pence also known as a groat is an early one,although I’m not sure when the groat ended?
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Metalurgy wrote: Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:54 pm The four pence also known as a groat is an early one,although I’m not sure when the groat ended?
From looking in my old spink book it seems the groat ended in 1855 apart from the maundy money four pence
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Those finds would be a good plan A haul never mind plan B, :thumbsup:

Some nice bits there, always good to see a hammered ,

Well found and well saved.
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mattjb wrote: Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:29 pm .... and the item above the key that has a pin going through the bottom.
Surely a buckle of sorts? Well done. :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:41 pm Surely a buckle of sorts? Well done. :thumbsup:
I thought it was a small medieval buckle until I cleaned all the mud off it but I don’t think it is a buckle.It also doesn’t have a very old look to it but I may be wrong
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Plan B worked out very nicely! Great mix of finds :thumbsup:
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