Well, that soon escalated !!

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Well, what a few weeks it’s been, 19 sessions detecting since the beginning of September up to now a first pass over two fields completed, although I did start them back in 2020. I had a huge backlog of finds to photograph and get into my database, now completed over the last two days, now lots to record in the PAS

Fitting the sessions in with a few days away and completing some requests from the one who gives the orders, changing a cooker element that was tripping the electrics, replacing some taps that had gone beyond simple repair, some vehicle maintenance and the usual seasonal garden stuff.

Retirement…….I’ve never been so busy, I’m really missing work for the rest…lol

The tally since the beginning of September
30 roman coins, some in good condition but most just grots with little detail, 4 roman brooches, 6 staters, 3 hammered (poss 5) a couple of jettons, lots of buckles, lots of strap ends, and one off the wish list, a miniature votive axe or perhaps a charm

Sorry its picture heavy but here are some nice items that you might like to have a look at, will post up some items for an idea as to what they are in a different post

A votive axe or charm, one off the wish list

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A quarter stater, a Badbury ring Durotriges three men in a boat

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Other Durotriges staters

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some Roman coins

This one with a hole pierced through it

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A coin weight of James I Gold Angel, Crown above XLS and reverse showing the slaying of a dragon by St. Michael

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A couple of hangers

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A Belt hanger

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A medieval key (or older perhaps)

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The best roman brooch not quite complete

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A big chunky strap end

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Charles II Farthing

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A couple of Hammered

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And my favourite find is this Artillery button from WW I, being local to where my grandfather lived it is possible the person who lost this may have served in the royal artillery with my grandfather and have known each other, a link to the past perhaps?

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Wow Steve you’re back with a bang!

Brilliant finds. A stater is very, very high on my wish list so I’m drooling over yours. Really pleased for you. Now schedule the jobs for one day a week and use the other 6 to get back out there :clapping: (well you can hope ;) )
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Blimey , you’ve done very well there! Love the votive axe. :thumbsup:
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Nice photographs , love the votive axe , what a dream find :thumbsup:
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Great load of finds, Steve.
Thought PAS had infiltrated the hub but lots to see and at least you have recorded it.
Couple of nice Romans there.
As you say your Grandfather may have known the owner of the button, although not a Pals Regiment, where whole villages served together, no reason why not. Couple of my special finds are buttons, no family link but due to the research i did on them.
Sounds like the bulk of your jobs are over, although it is never ending, so time for more detecting.
Good Luck, :thumbsup:
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Wow !!!
That is an impressive haul Steve ,
Loving the coins ! well done on those ( and the rest )

Well found and well saved. :thumbsup:

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First of all many thanks and much kudos for putting together a stunning thread :clapping:
The amount of work you put it into is appreciated :thumbsup:

What a brilliant time you have had recently....
Well done fella, beats working for a living....enjoy your retirement and keep us updated as you go :clapping: :clapping:

I really love seeing the old keys too, you can see how rogues came into force as those locks looked simple to pick
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Brilliant! I like the little gilded hanger with the floral motif..... cor!!!
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Corr, if that what being busy in retirement does for ya,,,, bring it on,,,, unfortunately, I probably have another 15 years to go :shock:
Great photos - what software do you use to crop the backbround out?
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Blimey, Steve, that's one hell of a haul (nearly as good as mine, in fact :lol: ) and thanks for posting the images up, fellah.

Absolutely love that votive axe.

Well played :thumbsup:
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shaggybfc wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:50 pm Great photos - what software do you use to crop the backbround out?
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I use MGI Photosuite 4 for the editing, an old programme, flood fill the background white and crop

I use two angle poise lights with daylight bulbs, or just use natural daylight outside, place items on a glass platform 4 centimetres above a white base to get rid of shadows, camera with dedicated macro lens on a fixed adjustable monopod on a home made photo platform and use a remote to fire the camera so there’s no camera shake

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A great bit of land there with plenty of great finds. :thumbsup:
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