Back in the stoney stubble

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Back Out In the stoney stubble near Bicester, where most of the finds come up beat, bent up or worn,
took the old chap, as he's 91 he was in charge of the pinpointer, tea & Guinness, no digging for him today as its hard going for him in this field, so he sorts through the soil dug out, loads of small signals all day in the damp soil which were mostly rubbish,
first good find was a Roman brooch, then followed a beaten hammered, after a cup of tea up came a holed roman coin, after the picnic lunch sat against the bales, we realised we spent over an hour chatting away as we do & better get on, next good thing out was another well worn hammered, so I had more tea & the old chap had a can of Guinness, last good find was again well worn, but a just readable 17th century farthing trade token of IOHN BORROWS IRONMONGER IN BISTER, which is the old spelling of Bicester, so a local piece to end the day.
Clint :thumbsup:
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Great write up and some interesting finds. I hope I can still go detecting and Guinness supping at 91. Good on him :clapping:
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A day with a happy dad, a nice brooch, 2 silvers and a local token. A day to put in the memory bank 8-)
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Why would anyone decide to spell Bister, Bicester anyway, :shock: they must of felt like I do know when things get changed :oops: OMG sorry, not allowed to suggest that I would still like to hear the lyrics of Rule Britannia being sung by posh people, are they all just going to look into the camera lens :lol: :lol: :lol:, goood luck to the old man Clint, never met him but wish I had mate, cracks me up, your stories of him :D :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:27 pm Why would anyone decide to spell Bister, Bicester anyway, :shock: they must of felt like I do know when things get changed :oops: OMG sorry, not allowed to suggest that I would still like to hear the lyrics of Rule Britannia being sung by posh people, are they all just going to look into the camera lens :lol: :lol: :lol:, goood luck to the old man Clint, never met him but wish I had mate, cracks me up, your stories of him :D :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
That’s one of the things me & Dad was chatting about Phil, all this careful what you say rubbish,
But we're old school & say what we think so sod it!
I think the spelling of Bister to Bicester was done in Georgian times after discovery & first proper excavation of the Alcester Roman Fort down the road, in celebration & to make it sound more in keeping with the roman history.
I was playing golf at Kirtlington last Tuesday, got bloody soaked!
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Looks a top picnic mate,and some quality time with your old man,money can't buy that. Btw your holed Roman is Domitian,cd
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That looks like a good days digging and some nice finds well done :thumbsup:
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coal digger wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:51 pm Looks a top picnic mate,and some quality time with your old man,money can't buy that. Btw your holed Roman is Domitian,cd
Many thanks cd,
we keep finding holed romans around these fields?
Take care mate
Clint :thumbsup:
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Great day you and your dad had there, chap :thumbsup: Stony ground can be really destructive and hard going digging-wise, but worth it for finds like that.
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A good session, well done to you and your Dad.
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stanslad wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:10 pm
we keep finding holed romans around these fields?
Not where the Saxon coins are by any chance Clint ?
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alloverover wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:25 pm Not where the Saxon coins are by any chance Clint ?
Yes Phil
Looking at my notes, 11 holed Romans, 5 Saxon coins, 7 strap ends, 6 stirrup mounts , 9 stirrup terminals, 2 saucer brooches, 1 button brooch, 4 buckles & other bits including Saxon pottery.
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Glad you both had a good day. :thumbsup:
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stanslad wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:32 pm Yes Phil
Looking at my notes, 11 holed Romans, 5 Saxon coins, 7 strap ends, 6 stirrup mounts , 9 stirrup terminals, 2 saucer brooches, 1 button brooch, 4 buckles & other bits including Saxon pottery.
Graves or settlement do you think ?
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alloverover wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:56 pm Graves or settlement do you think ?
According to records there was a bit of Saxon skirmish/battle close by & an early & medieval village now gone.
Best I get back out there!
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