Buttons, buckles and bronze back to the spearhead field

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Emily
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Good afternoon fellow detectorists.

Yesterday I went back out to the field where I found the bronze spear heads. I swear that they must’ve been a fluke, because only bits of bronze have come up since. Either way, the FLO said that I might as well go as many times as I can so that it can all be added to the same ‘hoard’ when I hand it over.

So, low and slow I went. An hour up and an hour back down. In total was out 5 hours and the below photos show what came up.

Buttons various with a fun one that seems to have a heraldic/coat of arms image of a hare running through the countryside.

A few buckets, can anyone help with age??

A few chunks of lead.

And of course, more bronze. I didn’t find the rest of Jesus this time, but came across a nice decorated piece, as well as other chunks of various shapes and sizes. Can bronze be a blackish grey colour??

Any ID’s would be gratefully received.

Emily. x
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Some interesting finds , like the Hare button , nice and quirky :thumbsup:
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That hare button is very nice. I wonder if it might be a hunting one froma beagle pack?????

I assume you know the item in the first photo (on your fingers) is part of a crotal bell.

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Some good finds.
Photo 1. Crotal bell fragment Emily.
Ring buckle in 2nd photo, had a similar one last week and for a brief second thought it was a ring, could be Medieval.
Hare button is different.
Good session.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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The hare button is maybe from a gamekeeper's jacket?
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Ditto on crotal bell piece :thumbsup: Everything in photo is medieval - a belt mount bottom right, another belt mount/ stiffener and a buckle.

Interesting range of dates in that field :thumbsup:

Edit: photo 2 I meant!
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I really like the zoomorphic mounts. Bit like a hedgehog. I found one a couple of years ago and gave it to the landowner.

Like this one

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/794541
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TheFenTiger wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:45 pm I really like the zoomorphic mounts. Bit like a hedgehog. I found one a couple of years ago and gave it to the landowner.

Like this one

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/794541
What were they used for??
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Emily wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:02 pm What were they used for??
Decoration on your belt is my guess a bit like studs on a modern belt
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That is a nice hunting / sporting button with the hare on it :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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JohnDeus wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:23 pm Decoration on your belt is my guess a bit like studs on a modern belt
Yours is like this, they are very similar to Kings Heads mounts :thumbsup:

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/95244
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Saffron wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:56 pm That hare button is very nice. I wonder if it might be a hunting one froma beagle pack?????

I assume you know the item in the first photo (on your fingers) is part of a crotal bell.

Evan
I though it was, so it’s good to have it confirmed. ☺️
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Oxgirl wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:50 pm Ditto on crotal bell piece :thumbsup: Everything in photo is medieval - a belt mount bottom right, another belt mount/ stiffener and a buckle.

Interesting range of dates in that field :thumbsup:
I’m sure the spear heads were a fluke. Maybe dropped by a medieval person??
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alloverover wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:40 pm Yours is like this, they are very similar to Kings Heads mounts :thumbsup:

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/95244
Thank you. I think it could be closer to the one TheFenTiger found. A hedgehog thing. ☺️ It’s missing the back bit thought.
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Emily wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:46 pm Thank you. I think it could be closer to the one TheFenTiger found. A hedgehog thing. ☺️ It’s missing the back bit thought.
On the database there are a lot with hedgehog, pine cone, scallop, dog or bear in the description if you just search zoomorphic mount
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