umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

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umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

Post by Spearhead » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:05 pm

Found with Nox 800 about 4" deep on weathered plough. It is heavy and weighs 17 grams.
It has been deliberately chopped in half. On the chopped end I can see where a tool has partly cut through it and it has then been snapped off.
What do you think? I am thinking it could be early.
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Re: umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

Post by Allectus » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:07 pm

Looks very early. Could easily be as early as BA. ::g


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Re: umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

Post by Spearhead » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:08 pm

Allectus wrote:
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Looks very early. Could easily be as early as BA. ::g


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Re: umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

Post by JunkFinder » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:14 pm

Sweet 😍

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Re: umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:18 pm

Very nice indeed if it is. Well done ::g Regards ss47
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Re: umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

Post by Lowland » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:35 pm

Whoosh,quite incredible what comes out of the ground,really well done ::g
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Re: umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

Post by Spearhead » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:36 pm

Lowland wrote:
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Whoosh,quite incredible what comes out of the ground,really well done ::g
Thanks LL, it was a bit of a shock but a nice one. ::g

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Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:39 pm

I wish folk had cut up gold on my fields - I just get cut lead x; That is tge type of ‘waste’ we could all do with finding more of :D
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Post by cantona1 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:48 pm

I wouldn't be able to let it go :D it looks gorgeous.

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Post by Spearhead » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:03 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
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I wish folk had cut up gold on my fields - I just get cut lead x; That is tge type of ‘waste’ we could all do with finding more of :D
The only other prehistoric finds from the area are worked flints and a few flint arrowheads so it's a bit of an oddball.

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Post by Spearhead » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:05 pm

cantona1 wrote:
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I wouldn't be able to let it go :D it looks gorgeous.
It's very tactile, and heavy. I hope that I get to keep it. I have emailed my FLO and told her so it won't be with me for long.

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Re: umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

Post by Bootneck45RM » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:20 pm

What an exceptional find spearhead. Well rescued - that is going to look very nice in a glass case! Make sure you get lots of photos of it in your hands.
Fingers crossed its another piece of whats in the photo. 😀👍
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Re: umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

Post by Spearhead » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:51 pm

Bootneck45RM wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:20 pm
What an exceptional find spearhead. Well rescued - that is going to look very nice in a glass case! Make sure you get lots of photos of it in your hands.
Fingers crossed its another piece of whats in the photo. 😀👍

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I hope so Bootneck. If they keep it I would love to see it displayed.

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Re: umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

Post by Ladybird66 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:30 am

I think I’d have immediately gone for ‘hack gold’. As for it being an odd ball, it does happen.

I was amazed to hear someone had found a piece of hack silver (recorded) in a field about a mile from where I live. How the heck that got there is a complete mystery.
BUT there is a very old church nearby. Maybe it’s not the original church and the one before it had Northern visitors. Just my theory.
Maybe there’s a similar tale about your gold.

Cracking find. Wish it was mine 🤢 :D

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Post by bazzerhut » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:34 am

Cor yeah, that's yellow all right. And I'm green.

A fantastic find, well dug.

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Re: umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

Post by Spearhead » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:39 pm

This looks like a match. Mine being one chopped in half. It's from the British Museum collection who say it is middle Bronze Age 1400 to 1100 BC.
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Post by Firsty » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:30 pm

That definitely looks like the good stuff!!

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Post by shaggybfc » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:54 pm

I can only imagine how the heart skips when you first see that colour.... lovely find ::g
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Re: umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

Post by Spearhead » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:06 pm

shaggybfc wrote:
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I can only imagine how the heart skips when you first see that colour.... lovely find ::g
I must admit I was in a daze afterwards. It's actually a funny story, I was in the middle of a large ploughed field walking along in a trance heading back to my car. I had my ruck sack seat on my back.
Walking along I suddenly found that I was finding it difficult to walk forward, I felt that a presence of some sort was holding me back. It was bizarre. I had just dug up ancient gold and some unseen force was stopping me from leaving the area. There was no plant growth to hinder me.
After about 2 minutes of confusion I glanced around to see the laughing face of the land owner holding a string on my rucksack and gently holding me back. He was wetting himself. He had seen me in the field and driven into the next field , he then stalked me and crept up on me over 100 yards, all the time expecting me to see him. When I didn't see him he got behind me in the wilderness of this large field and played his trick. It worked a treat, he walked off the field with tears rolling down his face.
Ps. He was impressed with the gold.

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Post by fred » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:36 pm

Brilliant find! ::g
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Post by Me and my boy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:23 pm

Lovely. I bet there’s more somewhere in the vicinity. 👍🤞

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Post by Spearhead » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:35 pm

Me and my boy wrote:
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Lovely. I bet there’s more somewhere in the vicinity. 👍🤞
I've looked and looked. Nothing else so far. Maybe after the next ploughing?
I would love to know how and why it was there.

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Re: umm! that looks yellow I thought as I dug it up!

Post by geoff » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:08 pm

That is a dream find, well done! ::g
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