Lead egg, belt mount, whistle and coins

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Lead egg, belt mount, whistle and coins

Post by Swany » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:41 pm

Guy’s, out today in Scotland, Nox 11”, permanent hilly pasture near a castle, a new field to me.
A strange lead egg / weight 4” in length, weight 1.3KG, the hole goes all the way through end to end.
A few nice buckles 18th century?
A belt mount, I think.
Lead weight 55.57 grams
Strange handle thingy.
Nice whistle, no signs of casting seams.
1862 Napoleon something.
A couple of George II’s
1947 sixpence, so no silver left in that then 😊
Finally a strange coin no idea on this 21mm diameter last one, last pic x;

Thanks for looking ::g
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Re: Lead egg, belt mount, whistle and coins

Post by Sir Upanotch » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:46 pm

The French coin is Napoleon III Dix Centimes, I only know this because I found a 1855 one yesterday ::g
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Re: Lead egg, belt mount, whistle and coins

Post by fred » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:07 pm

The strange looking coin is a Belgian copper 2 cents. ::g

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Re: Lead egg, belt mount, whistle and coins

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:18 pm

Stubby whistles are generally 19th century. I found one a while back. Cute things rarely/ never with the reed or pea still intact.

All in all a lovely selection of finds. Nice to see a 19th century french coin too. That site looks interesting ::g
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Post by Ladybird66 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:04 am

That’s a days Detecting with results. Some really good finds, well done ::g

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Re: Lead egg, belt mount, whistle and coins

Post by sweepstick47 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:15 am

A varied and interesting selection of finds, always the sign of an enjoyable session.
Great close-up pics to show the detail too. ::g Regards ss47 ::g
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Post by Easylife » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:39 am

The large weigh must have about blown your ears off. :D ::g
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Re: Lead egg, belt mount, whistle and coins

Post by FUBAR » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:33 pm

Looks like a great permission. Thanks for posting with great pics. ::g

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Post by Swany » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:35 pm

Cheers mate, have bookmarked this ::g

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Post by bryan162 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:56 pm

busy session well done

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Re: Lead egg, belt mount, whistle and coins

Post by Swany » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:04 pm

FUBAR wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:33 pm
Looks like a great permission. Thanks for posting with great pics. ::g
Cheers FUBAR, going to another new field, same permission tomorrow.
Just checking, your piper avatar? Scottish? FUBAR does that mean what I think, something beyond all recognition :D ::g

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Re: Lead egg, belt mount, whistle and coins

Post by Koala » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:12 pm

I have an almost identical lead egg

mines 100% a fishing priest. You can faintly see where there was leather binding around it.

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Re: Lead egg, belt mount, whistle and coins

Post by FUBAR » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:57 am

Swany wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:04 pm
FUBAR wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:33 pm
Looks like a great permission. Thanks for posting with great pics. ::g
Cheers FUBAR, going to another new field, same permission tomorrow.
Just checking, your piper avatar? Scottish? FUBAR does that mean what I think, something beyond all recognition :D ::g
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Re: Lead egg, belt mount, whistle and coins

Post by Zyrbalax » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:22 pm

Lead weight could be a counterweight? I was at a chateau in France on holiday this summer, in their old kitchen they had a counterweight system to turn the spit (saves on children and dogs!). Your weight reminds me of that - and the handle could even go with it, to crank it up again when it reaches the floor...

Nice finds, hope the next field is just as good (or better)

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