The FLO's going to go loopy

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The FLO's going to go loopy

Post by thefiggis » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:20 am

Well, it's his own fault - we've not seen each other since February, what with his being so busy. In all fairness I've not had much time on my hands either, what with having to deal with various household issues including sixteen new assault cases lodged against Uncle Bungletrap and Great Aunt's false forehead keep coming loose. But I digress...

What ho,

Off to see the FLO today, took some snaps of what I'm dropping off as per, and thought I might as well share them. The land's been ploughed and scarcely a visit goes by without a recordable find cropping up, hence the productivity over the past few months which will add to the poor FLO's stress levels. Might take him a bottle of something fiery to ease the blow. Maybe some vallium to go with it.

Hammered:
FLO hammered.jpg
Fibulae:
FLO brooches.jpg
Some of the assorted:
FLO various.jpg
There are also 25 Roman coins, not photographed as that'd eat way too far into gin time, and in all I'll be lobbing around 60 recordable items at him (we usually try to keep it to 20 or so). What with the cotchell of "possibles" and the big bag of BA casting waste to rummage through, he really is going to go ape, ain't he?

Pip pip ::g
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by liamnolan » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:24 am

What a fantastic array of top class finds, drooling over them ... and a palstave axe as well!! Brilliant haul, well found, Liam
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:09 am

Well you’ve been keeping those lights under your bushel, you minx! Some really stunning finds there. Sure he won’t mind at all, better than the toot most of us throw in their direction =))

Hope you are being a good boy and bagging each item individually with all the info on find spot on each bag.

Then he might kiss you though, so be careful 💋 -=+:-P
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by fred » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:21 am

A half reasonable day out that! :D
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by thefiggis » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:39 am

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:09 am
Hope you are being a good boy and bagging each item individually with all the info on find spot on each bag.
Lord, no. I just find em and Jenks does the rest.

There is a fair amount of scribbling on the bags, right enough. Lots of numbers involved, sort of thing.
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by thefiggis » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:44 am

fred wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:21 am
A half reasonable day out that! :D
A reasonable half day out to be more precise, Fred ;)
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by Batman » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:51 am

That is some permission you have there mate.I won't unearth that much if i detect for the next 100years!!! =P~

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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by Me and my boy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:53 am

So you’ve quietly been sitting back, drinking Gin and kindly monitoring our posts and kindly commenting or our occasional hammered, usually broken bit or a cut quarter.
Then....

BANG !!!!!!

look what I found.


Seriously though. Wow and well done. Everything is Lovely
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by Sunray » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:06 pm

So ...

;) You ain't just a pretty face then ...

B-) You do get out there and really do the business ... *Applause*

Well done and well saved ::g

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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by thefiggis » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:10 pm

Thanks, chaps. It is an exceptional site but this is far from the norm for me. Since the plough was sent in the place, like Mr Creosote, has exploded. Lovely finds just seem to be fighting each other to get under the coil at the moment.

It's got to the point where I decide in the morning if I fancy Roman or medieval, go to the appropriate area, and find it. It won't last and I'm taking nothing for granted - I'm fully aware of just how lucky I am.
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by thefiggis » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:15 pm

Me and my boy wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:53 am
So you’ve quietly been sitting back, drinking Gin and kindly monitoring our posts and kindly commenting or our occasional hammered, usually broken bit or a cut quarter.
Then....

BANG !!!!!!
Indeed. Cook's put me on a rather embarrassing diet with somewhat unfortunate consequences rl;
Sunray wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:06 pm
So ...

;) You ain't just a pretty face then ...
A face that's launched a thousand alcoholics, according to many x;
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by Saki » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:36 pm

A number of lifetime finds there for some detectorists. :)) Fantastic ::g
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by SuperRed » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:47 pm

Blimey matey, where have you been hiding that little lot (to paraphrase OG)?! I thought that my summer had been reasonable, but now thinking of taking up golf! Great selection, well done. ::g

If your FLO isn't impressed, you could always hand them to mine :D
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by Koala » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:49 pm

nice selection.


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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by PeakDetectorist » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:35 pm

Some brilliant finds my friend. A great haul, thanks for sharing them with us.
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by SuperRed » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:46 pm

To be honest, I'm more impressed by the colourful life he leads: if the Fig wants to find his pot of gold he could always sell Uncle Bungletrap's story to the press!! :))
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by spazzyken » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:42 pm

Amazing finds figs that's about 4 years worth of finds for me up north well done
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by Zyrbalax » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:11 pm

What a haul! Amazing! The kind of permission I dream of...

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Re: The FLO's going to go loopy

Post by thefiggis » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:25 pm

Well, that could have gone better.

FLO: 'Hi, John. Got a few bits for me to look at?'

ME: 'Er... Define "few"' and I emptied the box out onto his desk.

FLO: "Wha-"

He then went a funny colour, fell to his knees and cried. He actually cried. But not for long, and if it wasn't for a timely call of 'DUCK!' from one of his colleagues I'm sure the letter opener quivering in the door jamb would have been firmly embedded in my noggin.

However, after the tears, rage and a few stiff gins it all progressed on a reasonably civilised basis bar the odd sniffle and it turned out I had a treasure item in amongst the "possibles". What I thought might be a fragment of a Roman ring turned out to be just that, but made of solid silver :D

After a further healthy tincture or two to celebrate I had Jenks fire up the Bentley and beat a retreat, leaving behind me what can only be described as a broken, snivelling wreck of a man.

Pip pip ::g
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Re: The FLO's going to go mental

Post by thefiggis » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:26 pm

SuperRed wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:46 pm
if the Fig wants to find his pot of gold he could always sell Uncle Bungletrap's story to the press!! :))
Tried that and nobody believed it. Not even the Mail. ;;z
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Re: The FLO's going to go loopy

Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:49 pm

A very nice accumulation of decent finds there which will in all likelihood, put some entire collections in the shade. ::g Such a site is to be cherished and savoured as you would an impaled maraschino lurking in a 'tall gin'. Seriously, that's a very impressive haul, well done - love it!::g
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P.S. I hope the FLO recovers with no detrimental effects resulting. ;)
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Re: The FLO's going to go loopy

Post by thefiggis » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:58 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:
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P.S. I hope the FLO recovers with no detrimental effects resulting. ;)
Too late for that, Eric. By the sound of the wailing following me out of the building (at some speed) the damage has been well and truly done.
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Re: The FLO's going to go loopy

Post by cantona1 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:07 pm

Great scott old boy, please tell me that you had the staff do all the menial swinging digging and cleaning surely?

If not then I'm afraid the Gentleman's club may have to review your position ;;z

Top notch work though Figgis ::g

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Re: The FLO's going to go loopy

Post by Bargeman » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:23 pm

Now I know why I can't find anything out there x; rl;



Well found that man, some nice bits there ::g


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Re: The FLO's going to go loopy

Post by Easylife » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:48 pm

Great finds Fig, my Flo cries if I take him anything heavy. :D ::g
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Re: The FLO's going to go loopy

Post by thefiggis » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:14 pm

cantona1 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:07 pm
Great scott old boy, please tell me that you had the staff do all the menial swinging digging and cleaning surely?
Digging and cleaning, well of course. Do me own swinging, though, as it helps enormously in balancing the refreshment package held in the other hand ::g
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Re: The FLO's going to go loopy

Post by shaggybfc » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:26 pm

Blooming heck, great finds ::g
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Re: The FLO's going to go loopy

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:40 pm

thefiggis wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:25 pm

However, after the tears, rage and a few stiff gins it all progressed on a reasonably civilised basis bar the odd sniffle and it turned out I had a treasure item in amongst the "possibles". What I thought might be a fragment of a Roman ring turned out to be just that, but made of solid silver :D
There was more? OMG I’m happy to help with the detector swinging, or the gin carrying, if you need to rest after all that exertion. All that digging can’t be good for you :-*
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Re: The FLO's going to go loopy

Post by CTX_Phil » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:25 pm

FLO's love a big batch of finds to record. Mine normally gets about 150-200 little plastic grip bags every few months, bet she loves me x;

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Re: The FLO's going to go loopy

Post by Me and my boy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:59 pm

CTX_Phil wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:25 pm
FLO's love a big batch of finds to record. Mine normally gets about 150-200 little plastic grip bags every few months, bet she loves me x;
???? 150-200 every month? Are you full time?!😀
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