Middle Earth Season 2020.....

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jcmaloney
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Ran our second "Covid Secure" Club dig on Sunday for 30 of our 55 members.
All registered as a static event with Leicestershire Police etc.
One of our better sites that gets turned around very quick crop to crop unless they are muck spreading.
90+ acres of cultivated clay awaited us.
34 Roman`s, mostly 3rd century and radiates. 5 Hammered, 5 Roman brooch`s, 1 Roman Ring, 1 Anglo Saxon hook tag, 2 spindle whorls, a dagger chape and a mix of milled & copper coins as well as "moo tubes" and junk.
Chris M is often the last one back and he saved the best till last with a lovely posy ring. Inscription reads "life survived by love". Makers mark looks like IY, no hall mark. Research suggests a date around 1741-1760 so may get disclaimed.
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So an average sort of day then, John? :lol:

That field sounds the biz :thumbsup: Any chance of pics of the brooches? Love a bit of brooch porn, me.
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figgis wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:17 pm So an average sort of day then, John? :lol:

That field sounds the biz :thumbsup: Any chance of pics of the brooches? Love a bit of brooch porn, me.
Waiting on members to post them! I was a bit poorly so wasn`t taking pictures..... allergic reaction to painkillers. Ended up in A&E by Monday ! All good now. :D
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Glad to hear you're ok, chap :thumbsup:

And if any of your members would care to post up the Roman ring I'll be their slave forever. Only ever found fragments of them meself :cry:
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That sounds like a cracking permission and a lot of happy finders especially the gold one :clapping:
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figgis wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:27 pm Glad to hear you're ok, chap :thumbsup:

And if any of your members would care to post up the Roman ring I'll be their slave forever. Only ever found fragments of them meself :cry:
Its only the bezel and shoulders it seems........... by eyes were a bit :ugeek: .... looked complete laid on his finger whilst social distancing! :lol:
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Wonderful find :blow kiss: :Star:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Lucky people and probably happy as well. Sounds like a great permission. :thumbsup:

Been on several myself, never found tat worth keeping. I did find a birds leg complete with ring once. That was a bit different :lol: and I did report it to the appropriate authorities :thumbsup:
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Bit of research done, ring disclaimed already. :D
We were able to link the makers mark, which is only currently known on silver, to the ring so it may well be his first mark on gold. Dating puts it at around 1760 or so. The makers mark on silver: http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Make ... IZ.html#IY
and that links to this British Museum Biography: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collectio ... BIOG168021

Will be recorded possibly as his first known mark on Gold. :clapping:
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Great result :thumbsup:

Can’t beat having a first of anything and that one’s a bit special.
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