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So my husband actually accompanied me on the weekend for a couple of hours!! A first and probably the last. Haha. He claimed that it wasn’t as bad as he thought it would be.
The field we ventured onto has thrown up many items all from vastly different eras, so as it hadn’t been planted yet, I thought I’d give it a quick going over with my husband in tow to dig the holes.
I was using my 400i with the Nel Tornado coil. Other than a few bits of rubbish (and a part of a buckle that I’ll upload in a couple of days for dating) it was pretty quiet. My best finds being a beautiful 1844 Silver Sixpence (found about 3” down and gave a clear 85 signal) and this item, which was about 5” down and gave a slightly mixed 80’s signal.
Identifying it eluded me for a little as it’s so odd looking, but I now think it could be a pencil sharpener. I haven’t seen anything like it before though, so any thoughts would be very welcome.
Also, I’m going detecting tomorrow on a small area where a ‘settlement’ of some kind is believed to have been based. The issue is that the land is quite overgrown, so wondered if anyone had any advice on how best to tackle it if I can’t get as close to the ground as normal. Thank you.
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Thank you for the link. No, there doesn’t appear to be any markings on it whatsoever.