Blooming Roman invasion again!

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Well my silver run has well and truly ended on my new fields to be replaced by a range of other finds. Yesterday's trip out was in glorious weather which myself and a couple of small deer enjoyed immensely. As I battled through the (now dying) weeds they skipped across the fields right in front of me. Lovely to see!

Anyways silver wasn't plentiful bit two Roman coins appeared across the session - both were, as usual, not in the best of condition but one was a tiny 8.5 mm minim with a clear head on. I didn't curse as much with that one knowing I wasn't missing much under the coil.
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Also had a hoof style knife/ dagger end with a bit of very sharp blade.
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Also found 2 17th century tokens - a farthing one from Woodstock and another half penny one I haven't been able to ID yet.
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It's funny how things come in groups isn't it? 3 livery buttons showed their faces, all from the Dashwood family from a local large estate. One was in much nicer condition than the rest too, which was nice to see.
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Other finds included a lead palm guard, part of a large pot foot and a bit of stoneware - 16-17th century - possibly part of a Bellarmine Stoneware jug like this one.

Might not have had any silver but enjoyed it anyway! :)
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alloverover wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:54 pm Hows this Cath ?

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collectio ... 36-0209-17
Superb ID - thank you very much :thumbsup: :D
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Oxgirl wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:55 pm Superb ID - thank you very much :thumbsup: :D
Ive had some very drunken nights in Deddington over the years :Party:
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Well done Cath, a nice selection of finds, you can't beat the local tokens,
great ID on the Deddington token Phil,
Thanks for the Dashwood ID on the button in my picture frame Cath.
It's like being at school tonight, except without the doctor Martins & fags!
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stanslad wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:08 pm Well done Cath, a nice selection of finds, you can't beat the local tokens,
great ID on the Deddington token Phil,
Thanks for the Dashwood ID on the button in my picture frame Cath.
It's like being at school tonight, except without the doctor Martins & fags!
Clint :thumbsup:
Were they dropping those buttons near you too? There were some rubbish seamstresses in that house cause they loose them everywhere on the local fields :lol:
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Nice to see some proper coins rather than those hammies :Thinking:
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You know me and something that you can research :D

This is a fantastic site about the history of Deddington :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
http://www.deddingtonhistory.uk

If you read this page there is a lot about the Belcher family, and Samuel Belcher - the 1668 token is even mentioned.
http://www.deddingtonhistory.uk/publish ... rishchurch

However, "somebody" (I will let you work out who) needs to try harder as she needs to find the 3 other tokens known to have been issued in Deddinton, which are all detailed on this page as well as Samuel Belcher's
http://www.deddingtonhistory.uk/publish ... ingtonfolk

When talking about Samuel Belcher (sometimes spelt Belchier) it says "whose rather florid memorial in the Lady Chapel of the parish church records his death on December 9th".

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Certainly a site to keep the interest. 👍
D2 - 13"x11" coil - audio only.
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Nice haul!
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Saffron wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:01 am You know me and something that you can research :D

This is a fantastic site about the history of Deddington :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
http://www.deddingtonhistory.uk

If you read this page there is a lot about the Belcher family, and Samuel Belcher - the 1668 token is even mentioned.
http://www.deddingtonhistory.uk/publish ... rishchurch

However, "somebody" (I will let you work out who) needs to try harder as she needs to find the 3 other tokens known to have been issued in Deddinton, which are all detailed on this page as well as Samuel Belcher's
http://www.deddingtonhistory.uk/publish ... ingtonfolk

When talking about Samuel Belcher (sometimes spelt Belchier) it says "whose rather florid memorial in the Lady Chapel of the parish church records his death on December 9th".

Evan
Thank you Evan, very interesting indeed :Star:
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Good day out, Cath.
Like the Roman tiddler.
Strange how you found 3 of the same buttons, assume 2 cuff and one chest.
Enough items to be classed as a good day for me.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Nice haul Oxgirl, :thumbsup:
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a real interesting spread there. I used to love finding and researching livery buttons. Haven't found any over here....perhaps they weren't so much of a thing.
My Romans usually come up looking like yours....I always blink at people's posts when they have Romans in crisp condition because I certainly never do. Copper tokens......well I get jettons and I get copper hammered coins. It is always the case that the jettons/tokens come up better condition that the coins do. I would have expected it to be the other way around.
I love the way the dates are written on 17th century coins....
"The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood he was one of them."
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