few finds this afternoon

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Kenleyboy
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Another short session on the fields again this late afternoon and despite the weather forecast predicting showers , I took the opportunity from an early finish in the workshop for a few hours before dark . Still using the Hot programme which I am really enjoying , it is a steady learning curve but slowly getting to grips with it , great fun :thumbsup:
All was well weather wise yet the minute I put my size 11 boot on the soil the heavens opened up and it absolutely hammered it down so a quick dash to the car to retrieve my weather beaten fishing jacket , it may look a bit rough and manky but it is waterproof and warm .
Off I went full of hope as per usual serenaded by the beeps and tweaks of the very light weight Deus Lite as I ambled my way up the slippery sloping filed . The ground was still wet and spongy and equally soft to dig and I thought I may struggle again today to locate any decent signals but the first good one came in the shape of a badly worn coin , looked like a half penny but at least it wasn't foil . I decided to continue on the same filed as last time but do the other half and work the edges and just wander up and down and the foil got too much I would cross into the adjoining field and then head home . All was going well , plenty of iron grunts and I did dig a few of them to satisfy my own curiosity then I chanced upon a another nice signal which turned out to be this tiny little engraved box . Sadly not silver and I doubt it is that old but it was a peasant change from what I have been finding recently .Apologies for the slight out of focus in the field photography , wrong glasses today and focussing was a bit of a trial !
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This time round I did not encounter too much of the dreaded silver foil but plenty of buttons , I didn't include them in this photograph , most were plain and some busted up yet one came out in such nice condition and was decorated with a lovely pattern and deserved a place in the line up . The George penny was a nice find in such nice condition with that neat patina , these generally are in poor condition as with the coin to the right , to find one not toasted was a bonus , not many come up like this one .
The buckles are always a favourite and it amazes me that they survive so well considering how long they have been in the ground and tumbled around in the plough , this one still with its pin yet the smaller one did not fair so well . Plenty of past activity on this land , I find quite a few thimbles and spindle whorls .
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As ever , time rushes by , the days are getting shorter but at least the rain had stopped so I could enjoy the last half hour of light dry while I sloshed about in the mud for that last hoped for find before it was time to call it a day . Not much else came up but I can't complain , it was vast improvement compared to the last visit .
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Slowly slowly catchee monkey. Things are clearly moving in the right direction with this permission. The finds you have had out indicate there is some silver about....bound to be. and with a speccy buckle you are going back a bit as well so lots of possibilities.
I love the little box....does it open still? and what is the bottom like? I was going to say a snuff but it looks a tad small.
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Yes indeedy, the finds are getting gooder and it won't be long before you're larraping out the silvers, chap :thumbsup:
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Littleboot wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:22 am Slowly slowly catchee monkey. Things are clearly moving in the right direction with this permission. The finds you have had out indicate there is some silver about....bound to be. and with a speccy buckle you are going back a bit as well so lots of possibilities.
I love the little box....does it open still? and what is the bottom like? I was going to say a snuff but it looks a tad small.
Hi Little boot ,

turned out the box had a few pleasant surprises once I worked out how to open it . The hinge and little catch plate are false , a tiny groove on the extreme edge and after cleaning the dry soil away , gave away to another small hinge . Rear is perforated .
Will start a new thread with the details .
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Looks like a good afternoon fella :clapping:
Always makes my day if i can find a buckle or 2.....
That box is interesting too, quite ornate for non silver
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Another good session , Paul.
Have found a couple of those Pennies before and the Green patina is always lovely.
Now to read your post about the box.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
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