Your favourite 3 finds

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Your favourite 3 finds

Post by Chalkey1 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:14 am

I'd be really interested to see your favourite 3 finds. It was gonna be your most favourite but you've probably got so many so I thought make it 3. If I get any feedback I'll post mine up to.looking forward to this. Many thanks. Chalkey.
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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by Dakaras » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:54 am

Brand new PC build so no pictures uploaded yet but mine are (Only been going since march)

WW1 period Notts and Sherwood Forresters Button
Vespasian Silver Denaris
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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by oldartefact » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:58 am

Top of my list has to be the 800 year old seal matrix that I managed to get back to the owner.
Second is a posy ring "Love and live happily" - its a tougher sentiment to live up to than it sounds
Third must be my iron age mount -- simply because it had some experts scratching their head!

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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by Stillburning » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:32 am

Not finding anything at the moment so a good time for this thread :))

Short cross scattered hoard
Saxon mount fragment
Roman bird mount
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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by deepdig » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:42 pm

Hey up oldartefact i bet the owner looked a bit rough after 800 years.

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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by Saffron » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:03 pm

Dakaras wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:54 am
Brand new PC build so no pictures uploaded yet but mine are (Only been going since march)

WW1 period Notts and Sherwood Forresters Button
Vespasian Silver Denaris
Charles 1st half groat
Just seeing this many would think "Why is a button top of the list?" and "How can that beat a Vespasian Silver Denaris"
Well if you read this thread viewtopic.php?f=121&t=92868&p=828015&hi ... od#p828015 you will see why.
I will not spoil it by giving the reason here, but I fully agree with his order and am sure that after reading that thread you will to.

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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by Saffron » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:16 pm

oldartefact wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:58 am
Top of my list has to be the 800 year old seal matrix that I managed to get back to the owner.
Second is a posy ring "Love and live happily" - its a tougher sentiment to live up to than it sounds
Third must be my iron age mount -- simply because it had some experts scratching their head!
I was thinking along the same lines as 'deepdig' in that you do not have 800 year old people walking around. OA there has to be a good story here, please do tell.

I agree with the comment about the sentiment on the ring being hard to live up to, and love the reason for the third choice "because it had some experts scratching their head!"

Obviously if you find a hoard that will be very hard to beat but I suspect a lot of the items near the top of people's lists will be because of the story behind the item rather than the actual item, if this is the case could people please also post the story.

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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by oldartefact » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:23 pm

Saffron wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:16 pm
oldartefact wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:58 am
Top of my list has to be the 800 year old seal matrix that I managed to get back to the owner.
Second is a posy ring "Love and live happily" - its a tougher sentiment to live up to than it sounds
Third must be my iron age mount -- simply because it had some experts scratching their head!
I was thinking along the same lines as 'deepdig' in that you do not have 800 year old people walking around. OA there has to be a good story here, please do tell.

I agree with the comment about the sentiment on the ring being hard to live up to, and love the reason for the third choice "because it had some experts scratching their head!"

Obviously if you find a hoard that will be very hard to beat but I suspect a lot of the items near the top of people's lists will be because of the story behind the item rather than the actual item, if this is the case could people please also post the story.

Evan
Yes the seal matrix ... was a great story ... It belonged to a guy called John le Hind ... so it got me thinking, are his descendants still around .. and there are within a mile of the finds spot. Now called Hind the family are still farming and have been since the Norman Conquests, when the land was given to them. Once owning a vast swathe of land, they now occupy less acreage. The farmer was as delighted as I was that I was able to return a small slither of his family history.

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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by Saffron » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:29 pm

Only two items came immediately to mind so I will cheat.

1) The big hoard that I will find next week / next month / next year / eventually. =)) =)) =))

2) A medieval purse bar, because its the only I have ever seen and larger ones like this are uncommon.
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3) A 1938 penny !!. But it has a hole in it from a .303 and ties in with my family and local history research
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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by knotalot » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:24 pm

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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by JBM » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:16 pm

Here are my 3 images.

The ring we believe is William Spencers.A Rich Bristol Merchant 3 times Lord Mayor 1470`s.

The seal is Thomas The Chaplain 1st Vicar of St Marys Wedmore Somerset 1311AD.

The Coin is a Copper pattern penny minted in London for the American Maryland Colony in 1658-59 by Lord Baltimore.Only 9 others are known to exist all in the USA.

Happy Hunting,

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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by justinbell » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:16 am

These have to be my top 3 finds

Number 1 - Beckermet Viking hoard. 20 ingots / rings / torques dated 900ad
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Number 2 - Lowside quarter roman hoard 30+ silver denari dated from 50ad - 130ad
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Number 3 - Edward III pocket spill
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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by alfaowner » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:06 pm

My favourite 3 detecting finds are ,

1/ gold hammered angel
2/ Saxon gold pendant
3/ Richard 2nd Farthing

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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by FULLTIMER » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:57 pm

First for me would be this http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showre ... ng&cat=312 as yet I've never seen or heard of another and is another that has had some experts scratching their heads,
Second would be this http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showre ... ch&cat=114
and in third place this http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showre ... nce&cat=68 just because it was my first complete hammered coin.
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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by roamingrob » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:31 pm

Here is my three.. No. 1 a medieval sword pommel dated 1250-1450 type J (knightly/crusader type)
found 30ft from a medieval hall where a knights son once lived.
No. 2 Henry VII hammered coin as its in such good condition and the only one I have found
No. 3. my roman brooch intact with decoration apart from the spring and pin 75 -175AD. it was on a old track way that was thought may have been in use in that time period I found two the same one mile apart along with other items.Thanks ::g
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Re: Your favourite 3 finds

Post by Mud Max » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:12 pm

My first crotal bell, I was pretty new to the hobby and it was a special moment to get a real artefact.

My first Hammered, Henry VII sovereign penny. Thought for a long time to be Henry VIII until it went to the FLO.

My first Roman. Gratian 4th C. What an awesome moment that was.
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my favourite 3 finds

Post by Roman Benji » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:00 pm

1: King william of orange 1697 silver coin
2: Roman lock-pin
3: 15 of 3 ring musket bullets (thing i found a target on a sighting range)

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