An interesting afternoon.

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An interesting afternoon.

Post by Easylife » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:08 am

I chose to detect an area at the top of the pasture field today where I hadn't been. Walking and swinging very slowly along the hedgerow up the hill I snagged a coin with little detail left. Next was a ring attached to a net, I have come across these before and left them, but I decided to unearth this one out of curiosity, it has two rings. I guess it was for catching rabbits?
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As I reached the top I started to find old shotties at four inches. Then I came across a puzzling sight – a quite fresh rabbit carcass minus it's head, not a good look but it seemed like a very straight knife cut to me. I've heard of keeping a lucky rabbit foot (not for the rabbit though!), but keeping just the head? I'm confused about that, any ideas? So, after the full hunting theme was played out there was a piece of patterned bronze which looks like it could be pretty old, it is U shaped in section. The toy gun is incomplete and was likely a 19th century cap gun as I have found two other different ones in nearby fields. A few more old copper coins with not much detail, one seems to be Irish I think from memory.
A faint scratchy signal turned out to be a George III sixpence of 1816. Then a strong target had me staring at a weird object protruding out from the side of the hole about five inches down wondering what it could be, it was holding on tight before it revealed itself as a solid lead right forearm. I hoped to find the rest of the figure but it was alone, possibly 1930's? A small button with an unusual raised scene design maybe showing two people. A regimental badge of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces, which dates from 1904 to the 1950's – from other found militaria I am sure that some training took place on here.
Whilst searching some of the next field on my way back to the car a large copper alloy hinged pin emerged, usually they are made of iron if from a buckle. A copper alloy pendant which was maybe once silver plated, Victorian?
There was a very small high tone amongst a small patch of iron buzzes giving a clean 93, with hopes of silver a small pendant emerged. It looks like silver and initially gave off a sulphur smell during the foil test. It has a central bust surrounded by smaller different busts, different on both sides – maybe a resemblance of Queen Victoria? Any ideas on this one?
I searched those fields quite randomly well about a year ago and dug about another fifty today, mostly scrap as usual, but there's no doubt still quite a few more interesting bits waiting to be found in them.
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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by Oxgirl36 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:16 am

Well that’s a promising site ::g

Lovely finds and great write up - thank you OooO
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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by Junior » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:00 am

Top picture.... net placed over the rabbit hole .... when rabbit boĺt s ...hopefully net gets it ...used when ferreting....headless rabbit ...ferret might of got to it and chewd or mixy they used to cut the head off to his the fact ..now a days rabbits have to b in good condition for game dealers to except....or just left for corvids... Might have been left for long range sniping...had it been gutted and woz it on its back.... if left on its back it's better for prey to see supposedly
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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by thefiggis » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:09 am

Cracking set of finds there, Easy. Right up my alley ::g
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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by fred » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:23 am

Great selection of bits there. ::g
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Post by SuperRed » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:58 am

A great afternoon... Cheers! ::g
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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by Ladybird66 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:19 am

The pendant is a commemorative one. I can’t remember of what because I didn’t find the one I researched but I remember it was Victoria and the smaller heads were some of her children.
You certainly did have an interesting session. Some realy nice finds.

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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by Dai » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:36 am

Nice set of finds. The net looks a lot like a hay net for a horse to me.

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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by Sunray » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:21 pm

Found This for you Easy ... [Have fun] ::g

The Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Celebration Medal

https://www.randcoin.co.za/en/item/8255 ... medal-1897

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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by sweepstick47 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:05 pm

The net item found looks to be a poacher's rabbit Snare (net). Unless found anywhere near the home of Ena Sharples, then it could be a 'Hare Net' - Sorry! :D ss47
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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by Saki » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:27 pm

Some very interesting finds there Easylife?
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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by Easylife » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:14 pm

Sunray wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Found This for you Easy ... [Have fun] ::g

The Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Celebration Medal

https://www.randcoin.co.za/en/item/8255 ... medal-1897
Thanks for that, there's quite a story behind it.
These silver medallions were specially made for Arthur Chippindale in 1897 for distribution to each of the boys in Scholes village, near Leeds, in celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
Arthur Chippindale was a member of the family which established the brickyard in Scholes in 1877 and which supplied bricks for the houses in Scholes and surrounding villages.
I guess that there were not too many of these made as Scholes was quite a small village in 1897. One of the lads may have later worked the land on my permission which is 70 miles away from Scholes.

http://www.barwickinelmethistoricalsoci ... /7712.html
http://www.pro-patria-mori.co.uk/id133.html
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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by alloverover » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:26 pm

Decorated bit is part of a purse frame ::g

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/710616

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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by Easylife » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:19 pm

alloverover wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:26 pm
Decorated bit is part of a purse frame ::g

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/710616
Great ID - 16th century. The dimensions are so close to that one that they could have come out of the same mould. ::g
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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by Sunray » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:15 pm

Easylife wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:14 pm
Sunray wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Found This for you Easy ... [Have fun] ::g

The Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Celebration Medal

https://www.randcoin.co.za/en/item/8255 ... medal-1897
Thanks for that, there's quite a story behind it.
These silver medallions were specially made for Arthur Chippindale in 1897 for distribution to each of the boys in Scholes village, near Leeds, in celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
Arthur Chippindale was a member of the family which established the brickyard in Scholes in 1877 and which supplied bricks for the houses in Scholes and surrounding villages.
I guess that there were not too many of these made as Scholes was quite a small village in 1897. One of the lads may have later worked the land on my permission which is 70 miles away from Scholes.

http://www.barwickinelmethistoricalsoci ... /7712.html
http://www.pro-patria-mori.co.uk/id133.html
Great info there mate ...

Quite a bloke ::g

Quite an interesting family too ...

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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by zippy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:12 pm

Great mixture of finds ::g

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Re: An interesting afternoon.

Post by roamingrob » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:48 am

A nice read there, l have found nets exactly the same as yours near rabbit holes the peg is to hold them down,and as the rabbit runs into the open net the two rings allow the net to close trapping it victim.. looks like a good site you have there with plenty of nice finds ::g RR
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