There's nothing to find in these hills, so I now drive almost two hours to just south of Lincoln. Bit of a trek, but the land is good there, it's a big enough estate to last a couple of years and has lots of promise.
I think the clasp is an 8th/9th century Saxon 'Ansate' caterpillar brooch, Lots of rings and dots on it anyway. Came out of a field fifty yards from a Saxon church, three or four inches down and registering low on Deus Hot - mid-fifties from memory.
Any ideas about the hammies? I've no clue. Both typical hammie signals of mid-sixties on hot, couple of inches down.
A Roman grot also came up, but there's nowt to see on it. All in all, a good first day and well worth the four-hour round trip!
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The brooch literally came out of the first hole on the first field of a new permission, but I didn't put that in the post as it doesn't sound believable. It's true though - I couldn't believe it. Then it took me all day to find the rest!
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nice to see you posting stuff again
brooch is sweet
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But I gotta say...as one who started detecting there back In the Day.......there is plenty to find in those hills if you know where to look.
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Also nice to see you getting back into the hammies.
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It's great when you find something on the first dig, the day is already worth it!