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Except for when that confounded idiot "Monkeyglands" Ffitchgoiter calls, in which case it's gather up the glasses and a rapid decamp upstairs to hide behind the curtains if he's spotted coming up the drive. Only ever see the swine when his memsahib's on one of her economy drives and limits him to two bottles a day. Well, he's not making up his shortfall from my cellar, I can promise you that. He needs to get a grip of what constitutes acceptable domestic equilibrium and assert some backbone if you ask me, but I digress...

What ho.

I may have mentioned on here before about a permission I've only visited twice before today. First time out, a button was the only target in the entire field, in contrast to which the field on the second outing was full of sliced and diced aluminium, iron, and what I thought was horse muck but learned today was actually out of donkeys. Not that that makes any difference - it still gave off a signal, whichever flavour of nag produced it and it only added to the undetectability of the field.

On the basis that surely not all of the fields could be so depressingly poor, I fired up the Jenks and had a pop at a third field this morning. I'd put a 9-iron in the bag so that if the detecting was just as bad as before I could always chip rock-hard nuggets of donkey doings at Jenks by way of amusement. But in the event I needed no recourse to that particular avenue of pleasure as this field actually came up trumps for me :thumbsup:

Nothing special surfaced in the opening few overs, just lead, a few buttons and, for some reason, some boken scissor tongs, possibly used for sugar. That was a first and a foot away I came across one of the finger hole ends.
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Couldn't find the other one, but I still might be able to refurbish and repurpose the tongs as an unusual form of punishment for wayward staff, using this as the business end :thumbsup:
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The field had an entirely different feel to the others and I was feeling confident that something - probably a coin - was going to surface and a short while later it did. Only a George I ha'penny in shocking condition, but an encouraging find all the same.

Wandering back to base for a livener, I cut a corner in my haste to get refreshed and had a lively little signal which had to be dug and to my total delight a Florin d'or coinweight turned out to be the culprit :D There! I knew this field has something to offer and my snifter was enjoyed with a happy smile (well ok, it always is, but in this case my "gin grin" was broader than usual). The weight dates 1350-1550 so we finally have some decent history to play with :thumbsup:

When play was resumed I concentrated on the coin weight area and was soon rewarded by a lovely little medieval buckle which, dating 1250-1400, could be contemporary with the weight but it could also push the history back a little more. Nothing else came up by close of play but I was well happy with the strike rate :thumbsup:
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Where there were coin weights there were coins, and where you find Georgian you find hammered (so they say) so expectations are high for some nice fat juicy medieval coinage lurking somewhere in that field waiting for me to find it. It's good to be properly "in" on this permission and it's all looking very promising :D

Pip pip :thumbsup:
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Nice sugar tongs, I bet the other part is hiding there somewhere? :thumbsup:
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Almost certainly, Kev, but the stubble is fearsome at the moment so a proper search wasn't feasible. Be nice to complete the set, though :thumbsup:
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Stuff the tongues I want a coin weight like yours. That’s nice and I bet you are flashing silver coinage on here soon :Star:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Oxgirl wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:16 pm Stuff the tongues
Oxgirl wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:16 pm I bet you are flashing
Have I been transported to a parallel universe and find myself on the wrong sort of site? ;) :lol:

Yes, the coin weight was a cracking surprise and is only the second I've found. I love it but have promised it and the buckle to the farmer once cleaned and recorded. :cry:
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My view is that you you have the prize before you are running the race. I have never found a gold Noble but I have found the coin weight!
Now surely.. There were fewer closely guarded gold Noble coin weights, than the the actual gold coin?
I haven't researched anything but my logic tells me that finding a gold hammered must be more likely than finding the weight?
Anyway I'm rambling.. Well done on yours and here's mine! :thumbsup:

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That’s a cracking coin weight John. Well found. Here’s to some more goodies from that field. :thumbsup:

I found one some years ago, the one & only. Never did find any connection to a trader nearby so what was an 8 Real coin weight doing in the middle of nowhere ? Your guess is as good as mine.
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Mucky wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:04 pm Now surely.. There were fewer closely guarded gold Noble coin weights, than the the actual gold coin?
I haven't researched anything but my logic tells me that finding a gold hammered must be more likely than finding the weight?
You know, I've never really thought about it but that makes sense. :thumbsup: I've been fortunate to have found two now, but not a sniff of a gold coin (of any description). So it could be argued I'm being swizzed! :lol:
Ladybird66 wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:27 pm That’s a cracking coin weight John. Well found. Here’s to some more goodies from that field. :thumbsup:

I found one some years ago, the one & only. Never did find any connection to a trader nearby so what was an 8 Real coin weight doing in the middle of nowhere ? Your guess is as good as mine.
Thanks, Val :thumbsup: My first coin weight was for an Ecu au soleil and I found that on a market site known to date back to medieval times so its presence could be explained quite easily. The thing about this weight is that there's no known history so either there's previously unknown activity waiting to be discovered or it's like yours - in the middle of nowhere for no discernable reason :D

Might be exciting times ahead from that field or nothing else will turn up again. Who knows? But it'll be fun finding out :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:05 pm You know, I've never really thought about it but that makes sense. :thumbsup: I've been fortunate to have found two now, but not a sniff of a gold coin (of any description). So it could be argued I'm being swizzed! :lol:
Thanks, Val :thumbsup: My first coin weight was for an Ecu au soleil and I found that on a market site known to date back to medieval times so its presence could be explained quite easily. The thing about this weight is that there's no known history so either there's previously unknown activity waiting to be discovered or it's like yours - in the middle of nowhere for no discernable reason :D

Might be exciting times ahead from that field or nothing else will turn up again. Who knows? But it'll be fun finding out :thumbsup:
Nice weights the both of you :thumbsup:

Unfortunately the logic dosent work, ive had loads of weights for gold hammered coins, but the coins themselves, as Paul Daniels would of said, not a lot :lol: :thumbsup:
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Nice coin weight there fella.............hopefully bodes well for the future recce into the field :thumbsup:
If nothing else its a nice shape to get some spin on it when bowled at Jenkins :lol:
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alloverover wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:11 pm Nice weights the both of you :thumbsup:

Unfortunately the logic dosent work, ive had loads of weights for gold hammered coins, but the coins themselves, as Paul Daniels would of said, not a lot :lol: :thumbsup:
Thanks, Phil. Yes, I was thinking about that some more and came to the conclusion that gold has always been hoarded in coin/bullion form and was rarely used as actual money as, say ,silver was. Gold coins simply weren't in circulation the same way so the chances of finding them are low.
Blackadder43 wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:37 pm Nice coin weight there fella.............hopefully bodes well for the future recce into the field :thumbsup:
If nothing else its a nice shape to get some spin on it when bowled at Jenkins :lol:
Bowled at? Thrown at, I think you'll find :thumbsup: Thanks, fellah :D :thumbsup:
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It's about time you got your act together on those fields. :lol:
I'm sure that there will be plenty more to follow. :thumbsup:
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Cheers, chap :thumbsup: I certainly hope there's more to come!

Popped up again for a session this afternoon after the storms cleared, but got there to find it stiflingly muggy, hot, and the storms started building up a gain so after half an hour I was off, dripping with sweat.

I did turn up a practically blank coin which is 99.9% sure to be a chipped, worn and featureless ha'penny but there's a 0.1% of its being far older.
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