I haven't been out for a week or so do to the aweful weather we have been getting, but managed to squeeze three hours or so yesterday between showers. The grass on my permissions is pretty long at the moment so I was a bit restricted where I could go.
I didn't really find much the wet weather did mean more favourable soil conditions, and I was hitting targets noticeably deeper..
A part from the usual toasted pre decimals and buttons, I found the items below, both around 10" to 11" deep..
The first is obviously part of a pewter spoon bowel..It has no marking I can see and no signs of ever being posted...I am wondering if any body would care to estimate its age?
The second item I have no idea what it is...I initially that it might be a scrapper, or possibly a "key" from a spline shaft on a bit of farm machinery..
It appears to be copper alloy and although it looks "folded" there is absolutely no perceivable seam it the thin end, so I am not sure...It does feel to have any age, but I thought I would post it "just in case" plus to see if it can be ID’d...Edited to that black squares in pics are 1cm so the copper is about 1.5” long over all...
Thanks in advance,
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The spoon looks post 1650, as before then they were more rounded, like a fig. So most likely to be 1650-1800 as pewter spoons went out of fashion in Britain by the 19th century.
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking