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Slipped out for a couple of hours this afternoon. Hoped my favourite field was now empty as the cows must be due to be moved soon.. but it seems I had unfounded optimism. The back up field also had cows so I opted for the sheep field I haven’t visited since before lockdown. Opened the gate to drive the car in and stopped.

Yup full of cows :pulling hair out:

So field 4 was the one I went in yesterday. Found a two more buckles and a few other usual finds before stumbling across this piece of lead alloy with the imprint of a George III coin. Looks like a halfpenny imprint. Anyone else found anything like this?
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And a mirror image...
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I would say by accident or maybe a forgery attempt to create a cast? A good find though. :thumbsup:
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Thats interesting.....looks like someone was trying to mint some coinage there
Could turn into an interesting field :thumbsup:
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Nice interesting find Cath but your guess is as good as mine. :roll:

Makes you wonder what they got up back them. :shock:
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Ladybird66 wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:42 pm Nice interesting find Cath but your guess is as good as mine. :roll:

Makes you wonder what they got up back them. :shock:
They were very naughty Jan - lots of counterfeiting scoundrels. And we think it’s bad these days :D
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I think, after more research, this is just lead dripped onto a coin and nothing more. Maybe someone was bored and thought they’d mess about :D
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I've had a couple of lead impressions of coins. I put it down to people messing about rather than trying to make forgeries.
When I was a young lad, many moons ago, I used to melt lead in a companion set shovel on the open fire when my parents were out. When you're 8, it's like magic seeing seeing solid metal turn to liquid. I remember pouring it onto things to get an impression. Thankfully not on me. :shock:
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