It was a coin day! Edward IV/Bishop William Dudley penny - Durham & a class 5 Bury voided long cross cut half

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Taking advantage of a break in the weather yesterday I decided to slip out for a few hours to escape :D.

With it being so wet I chose a field a bit higher up that I rarely visit and wasn’t expecting much as this field is quiet at the best of times. A friend had predicted a cut half which, to be honest, I laughed about and wasn’t expecting to see. However the walk to the field produced a big George III penny in a well detected field so I did have hope that maybe a day of coins would be the order of the day.

On the field I set off and, as predicted, signals were sparse. I was soon distracted by some movement on the hill a couple of fields across. A flock of sheep were going at some pace up the hill in tight formation and the few cows still out had decamped to the bottom of the field. I soon spotted why. I noticed the dogs first. There must have been 50 plus, followed by a large group of horses. A hunt was in full swing. Never seen that round here before so I stopped to watch. After 5 minutes it was obvious the chase had lost momentum and the dogs and horses were all over the place - the fox, had there been one, had escaped and I cheered!

Some of the riders on the hunt
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I’d been so busy looking up at the hill I was suddenly stopped in my tracks by a nice ringer and realised I’d ended up off line in the middle section of the field. I was glad I had because, much to my shock, a little clipped penny showed its face. Not sure what it is - possibly an Edward IV? Not the predicted cut half though!
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A few metres on and another nice signal led to a 5 minute messing about section trying to locate a small target in the muddy hole. I’d dug out the plug but the hole had filled with water straight away. I nearly gave up on it and was cursing when I eventually did get the signal out as I thought I had found another tiny bit of lead. But I was wrong! On wiping away the mud I was shocked to see a voided long cross cut half. Spooky!
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The final good signal was a George II farthing. So, apart from 3 buttons, 2 musket balls and a lot of lead, it ended up being a coin day. The December hammered coins were ticked off the list too and my 6 week silver famine had ended.
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Edward IV/Bishop William Dudley penny - Durham & a class 5 Bury long x.

Well done. ;)
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A Bury mint for the long cross! Well that’s a first from that mint for me.

Thanks A - appreciated :thumbsup:
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Glad to see you join the growing list of people who've braved the conditions and been well rewarded for it :thumbsup:

Stunning countryside, spoiled only by the braying chinless wonder types :thumbdown:
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Tally Ho, Catherine, Tally Ho !!!
Firstly 2 nice landscape photos, Cath.
Glad you managed to get some good coinage.
Good Luck for the New Year :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:28 am
A friend had predicted a cut half which, to be honest, I laughed about and wasn’t expecting to see.

I’d been so busy looking up at the hill I was suddenly stopped in my tracks by a nice ringer and realised I’d ended up off line in the middle section of the field. I was glad I had because, much to my shock, a little clipped penny showed its face. Not sure what it is - possibly an Edward IV? Not the predicted cut half though!



A few metres on and another nice signal led to a 5 minute messing about section trying to locate a small target in the muddy hole. I’d dug out the plug but the hole had filled with water straight away. I nearly gave up on it and was cursing when I eventually did get the signal out as I thought I had found another tiny bit of lead. But I was wrong! On wiping away the mud I was shocked to see a voided long cross cut half. Spooky!
You have a warlock as a friend for sure!! :ugeek:

Glad the fox got away and hope someone put itching powder in their jodhpurs :lol:

Well done for braving the weather, must have been a tad chilly up there :shock:

Nice couple of coins too :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:49 pm Good Luck for the New Year :thumbsup:
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Thanks Dave, you too :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:40 pm Glad to see you join the growing list of people who've braved the conditions and been well rewarded for it :thumbsup:

Stunning countryside, spoiled only by the braying chinless wonder types :thumbdown:
It was actually rather a pleasant day weather wise. A bit chilly but I was dressed for it so didn’t mind at all :D You not been out still? Guessing the continued rain is keeping those fields very waterlogged :(
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Blackadder43 wrote: Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:54 pm You have a warlock as a friend for sure!! :ugeek:
I do :lol:
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Any day with a couple of hammies in the finds box is a good un for sure :thumbsup:
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A good day out Oxgirl :thumbsup: so glad the fox got away i cannot stand the hunt
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