Saxon brooch. Plus hammies.

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Saxon brooch. Plus hammies.

Post by GeoJon » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:34 pm

It's been a while, but after leaving Norfolk and moving to the Peak District last February, I've finally had time to sort out a new permission.

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!

Cheers

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Re: Saxon brooch. Plus hammies.

Post by Allectus » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:44 pm

Class 3 Henry III long-cross farthing - possibly York or Exeter? Edward II class 11b London penny. ::g

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Post by diggerdave1 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:45 pm

Excellent post, Great finds there.
well done ::g
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Post by Allectus » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:53 pm

Definitely a Saxon Ansate/equal-armed brooch. ::g

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Post by SuperRed » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:59 pm

Absolutely superb... congratulations! ::g
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Post by GeoJon » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:24 pm

Thanks Tony (and Dave and Brad)

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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Post by madproffesor » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:57 pm

Some really nice finds there , certainly worth the drive.
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Post by Fisher1266X » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:25 pm

That is a lovely brooch Jon ::g
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Re: Saxon brooch. Plus hammies.

Post by Mancave-man » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:34 pm

Could the Roman grot be silver?, if so a couple of zaps with electrolysis might reveal some detail. :-/

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Re: Saxon brooch. Plus hammies.

Post by Saki » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:53 pm

It's amazing how such a very simple design, like the ansate can look so good ::g
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Post by ninja nige » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:00 pm

hi,
nice to see you posting stuff again
brooch is sweet ::g
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Re: Saxon brooch. Plus hammies.

Post by littleboot » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:17 pm

Great finds...love me a Saxon brooch.

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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Post by Easylife » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:18 pm

A good first day, a sign of things to come. ::g
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Re: Saxon brooch. Plus hammies.

Post by Me and my boy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:48 pm

Love the brooch Jon.
Also nice to see you getting back into the hammies. đź‘Ť
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Re: Saxon brooch. Plus hammies.

Post by Dom » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:32 am

Love the brooch, something I'd definitely want to find myself.
It's great when you find something on the first dig, the day is already worth it!
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