Turns Out Not A Bad Evening...

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As the other half is working this evening, I thought it would be a good excuse to slope off for a couple of hours detecting..

Things started off slow, with just a couple of bird rings under a large oak tree...An hour order passed, but things were really quiet, even digging the iffy signals only produced a couple of small tombac buttons plus a heap of ferrous.

I decided to up sticks and go back to a field I detected yesterday. This immediately got better with a small coins spill totalling £2:45 under another tree. Not really what I was aiming for, but not going to complain.

After another quite period I hit a stonking signal giving me solid steady 19....I initially thought it was going to be a half penny, but a little grabbing about in the hole produced this unusual (for me ) spindle whorl. Not had one of this style before, so was very pleased...If anyone can take a guess at it age, I would be very grateful.


Turning to head back to the car, I dug a few more ferrous targets pretending to be something else until I got another steady solid signal of 20 this time.

A little digging produced the little beasty below..it's fairly well toasted, but in the hand I can make out it's another half penny token, this one being a so called Cronebane, of the Irish Mining Company dated 1789...



All in all, a nice evening with a couple of decent finds...
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A couple of interesting finds. :thumbsup:
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Lucky you - I like that spindle whorl :Star:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:11 pm Lucky you - I like that spindle whorl :Star:
Me too! Just hoping somebody will venture a date...I am thinking it will be one for the FLO to consider...
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Oh sorry forgot to say it’s medieval. I saw one of these a couple of years ago and there was a debate about them. They are regional ones - I think they are mainly Welsh (if I remember correctly!) so found this similar one https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/249121
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Correct Cath.That particular "Style" of spindle whorls are only mostly found in N Wales and sometimes they are refered to as cartwheel spindle whorls and are desired by collectors of spindle whorles.
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:11 pm Oh sorry forgot to say it’s medieval. I saw one of these a couple of years ago and there was a debate about them. They are regional ones - I think they are mainly Welsh (if I remember correctly!) so found this similar one https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/249121
I thought I'd seen something similar before so I had a look on PAS and you are right...

It seems most are found here in North Wales and PAS records them as approx 1200 to 1500 which means I am well chuffed...its my oldest find off this particular field and is very encouraging for the future...
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Bors wrote: Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:14 pm Correct Cath.That particular "Style" of spindle whorls are only mostly found in N Wales and sometimes they are refered to as cartwheel spindle whorls and are desired by collectors of spindle whorles.
You have piqued my curiosity now and I will have to see what the go for, not that I intend to sell it mind...
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A nice spindle whorl and token I have a token which was given to me by a relative a few years ago which is the same
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Not seen that type of whorl before. Great tind :thumbsup:
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Nice whorl :thumbsup:
Looks delicate and yet still lntact, lucky to have survived like that, someone took a bit of pride in making that

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Thanks Gents,

Finding this has given me the opportunity to try remote recording with my FLO as we talked about in the other threads..

First batch of pics went off but the file size was too compressed due the generic photo software on my tablet, but second batch will hopefully be useable...

I know just enough about digital photography to know I have no real talent for it, so the ability to produce quality pics in the right format might be the sticking point but we will see...
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Pete E wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:20 pm I know just enough about digital photography to know I have no real talent for it, so the ability to produce quality pics in the right format might be the sticking point but we will see...
Figgis may be able to give you some pointers Pete, i am sure he has done a post here somewhere with a photography guide for PAS recording
I know he wouldnt mind a PM with any questions :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:27 pm Figgis may be able to give you some pointers Pete, i am sure he has done a post here somewhere with a photography guide for PAS recording
I know he wouldnt mind a PM with any questions :thumbsup:
I will give him a shout when I get a minute...
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While not being down with the kids where technology's concerned, I'm happy to help if I can and if it is a specific tech issue there will be an answer to it :thumbsup:
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