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Brace, Brace, Brace - Spooky Gold and Saxon Silver (unfortunately not mine)

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Brace, Brace, Brace - Spooky Gold and Saxon Silver (unfortunately not mine)

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One of the Noxettes that I trained called me to say that he had some bits for me to look at. He understated it as I could see a Saxon penny in his tin but I put that at the back and waded through the dross first. He had a Geometric Potin and a Thurrock Potin, both common enough around here but always nice to find.

The next item was the face of a heavy gold locket with an 'h' on the front. It weighs five or six grams and it is probably at least 14 carats and maybe 15 or even 18. I will test it for him at some time in the future. It is his first ever piece of found gold. I thought that I could see something so I removed the clip and the glass. When I gave the piece of paper under it a gentle wipe a faint ghost from the past in Victorian attire emerged. I wonder if he was the 'h'?
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The Saxon silver penny, my mates first, is a real beauty. It is an Edward the Confessor Pointed Helmet type. I can't read the moneyer but it was struck at Dover, so it's local history. It has a slight crinkle but otherwise is good, solid, well struck silver and came out as you see it.
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I think that I can honestly say that young Starwalker is now a Jedi and the force is certainly with him, by the bucketfull. :D

I was offered a crack at the site tomorrow but, to my extreme annoyance, I will be waiting in for the delivery of a ton of Scottish cobbles to complete my new beach garden. ;;z
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Nice (temporarily) shiny new one x1

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