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I decided to detect the top end of a pasture field which houses back onto as I have never searched there before. The field has targets to about halfway up then it suddenly goes very quiet, so I chose to give it a fair go. My second target was a deep screamer which turned out to be an 18th century bridle boss at 12" deep. Not much else was doing until I neared the houses and a 1919 penny appeared. I loosely gridded a corner and four ship halfpennies came sailing in, another halfpenny and a William IV farthing.
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A toy car door showed, then another several metres away. Followed by a toy gun handle, a toy car and then a trailer. Clearly children from the houses had been playing here.
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A householder asked if I had permission and said she had phoned the landowner, which I knew she hadn't. After I mentioned his name she mellowed and after a short chat she wished me luck.
I took a different route back and found another area of targets to investigate when the ground there is softer. Following a very quiet hedgeline a sudden sharp response was a 1929 Florin, and just 5' away a 1933 half crown, obviously both from the same loss. I scanned the close area and found another unrelated coin which surprisingly was on edge at 9" deep. Then my smallest ever thimble showed.
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So it was quite a fun day though even if most finds were not too old. :D
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Those coppers are in great nick! It’s nice to do a bit of coin shooting, especially when couple of silvers slip into the mix :thumbsup:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:48 pm Those coppers are in great nick!
They are and I'm wondering if it is because the soil in that area is more kind or due to their metal composition? I guess I'll find out with more searching around there. :thumbsup:
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A great hunt :thumbsup:
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Good hunt mate! I love those ship halfpennies and it wasn't till I started detecting that I realised that the design was relatively modern...
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Pete E wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:00 pm Good hunt mate! I love those ship halfpennies and it wasn't till I started detecting that I realised that the design was relatively modern...
A bit more interesting reverse than britannia. I like the wren farthings too.
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Four shillings and nine pence three farthings the hourly rate not too good :lol:
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Got to be happy with a session like that :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:24 pm A bit more interesting reverse than britannia. I like the wren farthings too.
Yes, I haven't had one for a while though...what I did find the other day was a 1/2 a fathering which was another coin I didn't know existed lol
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Gleaner wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:37 pm Four shillings and nine pence three farthings the hourly rate not too good :lol:
Far better than my hourly inland rate which is a Halfpenny every several hours.

Great session Easy, plenty of dateable coins, with the bonus of a couple of Silvers.
Toy trailer could be collectable.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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A great way to spend a few hours on the fields :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:08 am Toy trailer could be collectable.
Well it went in the bin with the toy car and it's been emptied this morning. :o :D
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I think the trailer is the base of a toy lorry, looks like
a fuel tank one side and battery box the other.
Righthand side 2 holes for cab mount and one towards back for body mount.
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bob79 wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:42 pm I think the trailer is the base of a toy lorry, looks like
a fuel tank one side and battery box the other.
Righthand side 2 holes for cab mount and one towards back for body mount.
Yes, a Dinky Foden, it was quite shallow but broken in half by bovine hooves, no doubt more of it will turn up! :?
https://www.dinkysite.com/rare-dinky-toys/fodens

The car was a Jaguar XJ6.
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