A tale of what nearly was...

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Oxgirl
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Went on a weekend wanderers dig today cause it was almost on my doorstep. Thought I’d found a decent fibula. A nice heavy piece of bronze, but it turned out to be what is probably a door handle :lol:
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Then I found a Roman coin that I could have got excited about had it been whole. I know :shock: but come on this little piece shows you what a decent Roman coin could look like. Shame I never find ones with this level of detail ever normally!
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Someone found a nice early medieval English jetton - I’d have preferred one of those any day though so I’m not completely converted, or one of the whole hammered farthings and half pennies that came up. But I didn’t care cause I went to see Kevin (I Rutus) and Bob who I’d not seen for over 6 months - that was lovely!

P.S. impressed with their Covid compliance on this dig. Nice to see someone doing a dig right :thumbsup:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Have you tried the WATER and foil test on that Roman, Cath?

EDIT: Nice Severus Alexander with Anona reverse, whatever :thumbsup:
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A real shame when they come up broken with such good detail :(
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Top bit is a door knocker I think Cath, a dig in this area was stopped by the police even though 'apparently' the organisers had everything in order :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:31 pm Went on a weekend wanderers dig today cause it was almost on my doorstep. Thought I’d found a decent fibula. A nice heavy piece of bronze, but it turned out to be what is probably a door handle :lol:

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Then I found a Roman coin that I could have got excited about had it been whole. I know :shock: but come on this little piece shows you what a decent Roman coin could look like. Shame I never find ones with this level of detail ever normally!

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Someone found a nice early medieval English jetton - I’d have preferred one of those any day though so I’m not completely converted, or one of the whole hammered farthings and half pennies that came up. But I didn’t care cause I went to see Kevin (I Rutus) and Bob who I’d not seen for over 6 months - that was lovely!

P.S. impressed with their Covid compliance on this dig. Nice to see someone doing a dig right :thumbsup:
Cath,

I am sure that is a Fibula, or it will be by the time it reaches Flea Bay! :lol: :lol:

I was out with my Club today here in North Wales, and I have to say they followed the Covid guidence to the letter..

Last time we were on this farm a few weeks back somebody found a gorgeous fibula but today it was very quiet .
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figgis wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:51 pm Have you tried the WATER and foil test on that Roman, Cath?

EDIT: Nice Severus Alexander with Anona reverse, whatever :thumbsup:
Superb ID - thank you John :thumbsup: Defo a bronze sadly. Nice to know Roman bronzes can come up looking half decent though - even if this one is just a piece.
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alloverover wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:04 pm Top bit is a door knocker I think Cath, a dig in this area was stopped by the police even though 'apparently' the organisers had everything in order :thumbsup:
Yes heard of at least one today. Rumours on not being a business abound in the one I heard :silent:

Yup door knocker highly likely. It looked a lot like a brooch to start with though so I lost interest when I realised it wasn’t :lol:
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Great to see you again Cath, nice of you to pop down to see me, shame the finds weren't more prolific.
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That’s a beautiful Roman partial Cath. The detail is exquisite. 🥰

P.S. would you swap a hand carved spoon for a holster?? 😂😂😂
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Such a shame, great detail on a broken coin, the door handle, is it Roman perchance :D :lol:


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Lovely particoin (I just made that up :lol: ) terrific detail. I never get detail like that on any Romans I unearth here. Do you know what it is part of?
Nice to get out and meet friends as well. I can't remember the last time I detected and saw a living soul.
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