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Had a releatively early finish today and as we had had a bit of rain I thought I would visit a Roman field that wasnt giving up the goods when I went the other day, bit of rain might have helped I thought but I was wrong.
Only the top half inch was wet and the signals just wernt coming through, this has always been a very fussy field and if its not right, its not right, so had about 2 hours trying allsorts of different programs to no avail, a couple of grots was about it, as well as a handful of rims and bases.

So, not to be defeated I went to another field, one I had hammered last season which hasnt been cultivated since, long grass has grown up between the stubble and then I started seeing dug holes that hadnt been filled in, great :pulling hair out: just to add insult to injury, it started to pour down with rain :lol:

Keep plugging away I thought, must be something to find, then this popped up, when I first got it into my hand I thought it was a watch winder but no, a pretty little brooch :D , well chuffed with it :thumbsup:

Its the same as Hattatt 1650, and he says there were no exact parallels to it when he wrote ABOA in 1989, that one was found in the Lebanon :shock: interesting stuff indeed :thumbsup:
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That's certainly different, mate. Well done! :thumbsup:

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Allectus wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:07 pm That's certainly different, mate. Well done! :thumbsup:

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Cheers Tony, yes, nice little thing :thumbsup:
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Oh wow, thats a nice little brooch :clapping:
Looks like you had a drop of rain too by the looks....

No parallels and another found in lebonon......certainly makes you wonder who was wearing that when they were here....
Is that a status thing to wear? or denotes a rank?
Interesting find for sure Phil :thumbsup:
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Nice little brooch well found :thumbsup:
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Oh i do like that. Lovely, I can well imagine how satisfying it was to get that. I have fields like the first one you visit. Very fickle. Sometimes I can't really see much difference in the ground and yet it reacts differently. It always makes me laugh when people think fields can be chalked up as 'done' because they have used their favoured settings. When i go back on fields after the crop is in and before cultivation i often find different stuff...even though I hammered the field when it was rolled before planting the year before and it hasn't been cultivated since. Some fields can take that long to settle and then they produce more.
The dreaded unfilled holes though..... :shock: I have thankfully not encountered that since moving over here.
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All it takes is one good find :D Is this one similar? https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/624403

I hope yours is unique to the UK though :thumbsup: Unique is good, it’s what we all dream of. Well I do anyway :D
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The Brooch Magnet strikes again :D

A little belter and all the more special for being found on a difficult day that you didn't give up on :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:20 pm Oh wow, thats a nice little brooch :clapping:
Looks like you had a drop of rain too by the looks....

No parallels and another found in lebonon......certainly makes you wonder who was wearing that when they were here....
Is that a status thing to wear? or denotes a rank?
Interesting find for sure Phil :thumbsup:
Thanks Bruce, there are others about now i,m sure, theres one here thats very similar, must of been reasonably posh I suppose, must of been used either just as adornment or to fasten thin material, you wouldnt of got much behind the pin on a brooch this small :thumbsup:

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/215280
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Littleboot wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:49 pm Oh i do like that. Lovely, I can well imagine how satisfying it was to get that. I have fields like the first one you visit. Very fickle. Sometimes I can't really see much difference in the ground and yet it reacts differently. It always makes me laugh when people think fields can be chalked up as 'done' because they have used their favoured settings. When i go back on fields after the crop is in and before cultivation i often find different stuff...even though I hammered the field when it was rolled before planting the year before and it hasn't been cultivated since. Some fields can take that long to settle and then they produce more.
The dreaded unfilled holes though..... :shock: I have thankfully not encountered that since moving over here.
Cheers Jan, absolutely right, ive had the same trouble on the field with a few different machines over the years, can be frustrating when you know whats there but cant get at it :lol:
The holes yes, oh well, cant dwell on these things I suppose :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:52 pm All it takes is one good find :D Is this one similar? https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/624403

I hope yours is unique to the UK though :thumbsup: Unique is good, it’s what we all dream of. Well I do anyway :D
Cheers Cath, its along the same lines but not really, my one wont be anywhere unique by now with all the detectors out there, similar here :thumbsup:

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figgis wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:17 am The Brooch Magnet strikes again :D

A little belter and all the more special for being found on a difficult day that you didn't give up on :thumbsup:
Thanks John :thumbsup: always carry on mate, bit of the Empire spirit :D I have had very little Roman off this field before so really was a nice supprise :P :thumbsup:
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I can't help wondering if some people have got these and wrongly classified them as harness pendants?
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What a lovely little find. Have you found many Brooches over the years?
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Littleboot wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:42 am I can't help wondering if some people have got these and wrongly classified them as harness pendants?
Definate catchplate and pin housing with the remains of pin Jan :thumbsup:
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