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« on: March 24, 2011, 05:37:51 PM »

I decided that work was costing me too much detecting time Grin so this morning I was out of the house at 5.20am and on the field by 6 for a four hour pre work detecting fix, But boy oh boy was it quiet.
This was a new field that I have often looked at and thought.......Ummmmm that does look good, well unfortunately apart from some hunter gatherers, it seems as if I'm the only one who thought it looked good in all of recorded history Shocked

I can honestly say it was the quietest field I have ever detected, hardly any iron, lead, buttons..nothing. But the few things I did get I was pleased with.
First to come up was the top of a first century bow brooch, still nicely patterned. Then  a strong (ish) signal that read 12 inches which usually means on a Minelab that you have a tiny piece of foil just under the coil, but no the hole was indeed getting deeper which then made me think "horseshoe". Well at a measured 13 inches up came a lovely tombac buckle it was below the plough soil and about 1.5 inches into the clay which had obviously sealed it since it was dropped. I think I can honestly say I have never seen one in such good condition that has come out of the ground.
Neil any ideas of age, use and design???
Then the only coin of the session which is as smooth as a babies bottom but given the lovely nut brown colour I presume it is or was a halfpenny of either William III or James II.
The only other item of note or mystery is the item bottom left in the group photo. At first I thought it was a dandy button but it is far too thin about the same as a hammy, it has writing around both sides, is copper and is huge, just over 40mm in diameter. Any ideas anyone?Huh?



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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011, 06:02:18 PM »

Great write up Geoff. I know what you mean about needing a 'detecting fix' - I've taken tomorrow off work to get one!

Pretty decent finds for an empty field! I would be happy with that medley

The buckle is a beauty and looks to me very much like a shoe buckle circa early 1700's to mid 1700's. Lovely condition.

Good to see the Minelab hitting finds at a decent depth - I love that feeling when you are going past the top soil and the signal is still strong.

See you soon
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 06:23:07 PM »

lovely finds Geoff -- well winkled out. Great buckle.

any chance of a close up of the mystery 'coin'

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 06:58:26 PM »

Well done Geoff. Cracking Buckle indeed. I also had a fix today. Went up a hill near me to look for a building noted in a document dated 1775 concerning a Certain Capability Brown and some of his handywork. I had put two and two together from a trip 6 years ago and no hole was needed as  the foundations had been exposed by sheltering animals. So spent the day wandering around looking at Offa,s Dyke and what a brilliant day it was. You are so right sometimes we do need a fix and the glorius spring sunshine and skylarks singing in a great landscape sure gave me my fix. Well done again Chef.


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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 07:03:46 PM »

One side of the mysterious Hexagonal building.


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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011, 07:08:32 PM »

welldone cheffy some lovely finds there butty.welldone on the hammered and fibula..i want the buckle i love it..lol
great stuff mucker.
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2011, 08:09:09 PM »

early bird catches the worm.....love the buckle...not sure the coin ...trade token???...i like eary starts too....for me best time of the day..
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2011, 08:56:24 PM »

Nice to see you took my comment to heart Geoff. More play, it's good for the soul.
Lovelly buckle as well.

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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2011, 10:08:53 PM »

Wow thats realy Funny My baby had me up at 4:30 crying but i would have loved to gone out detecting Lol
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2011, 10:30:26 PM »

Well done chef mate some nice finds
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2011, 10:53:11 PM »

I think they're meant to be frogs Undecided
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2011, 11:19:33 PM »

A nice few finds there Geoff well done, love the buckle  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2011, 05:58:00 PM »



An assortment of finds there. I'd go back on another day. You never know!
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