Out Today... Local silver Vervel

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Out Today... Local silver Vervel

Post by Bargeman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:05 pm

There was a change of plan today, I had not intended to dig, but a change of venue late last night, made me change my mind. We had available a nice small field that always throws up some nice finds, not to me I hasten to add, but others are treated well by this field just outside a little village in Oxfordshire.
On its own it is a nondescript little field, there is nothing outstanding about the soil, its position in the countryside, or its features, but things happened here in the past, this can be told by the finds that come up, gold, silver, bronze age, iron age, roman, Saxon, medieval, they have all spent time in this field for one reason or another.

Today again some nice finds came out to a few lucky people, some of the people like me were happy to find a few small roman coins, one of which as you will see has two piercings, all three of my small coins were found with my Rutus Alter 71.

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But I also saw a nice silver roman siliqua, a small Saxon sceat, but best of all was this silver hawking verval, I am not sure who found it, but it was about 12mm in size and heading off for the treasure process. ::g

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Post by bob79 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:20 pm

Some tiddlers you got there BM, good going knowing the soil in that field.
Seen the pics Mark put up, the Roman silver looked nice, like the hawking verval, is it true the finder thought it was a washer :D

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Post by thefiggis » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:40 pm

Good decision to go out after all, Kev ::g I know a certain detectorist of our acquaintance is, shall we say, somewhat less than enthusiastic about Romans but I love em and am always glad to see them posted up. Interesting double piercing.
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Post by bob79 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:05 pm

thefiggis wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Good decision to go out after all, Kev ::g I know a certain detectorist of our acquaintance is, shall we say, somewhat less than enthusiastic about Romans but I love em and am always glad to see them posted up. Interesting double piercing.
Can't think who you would be on about Figgis :D

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Post by Bargeman » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:32 am

So would the coin have been pierced during roman, or saxon times? it was found in a field extensively used by both



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Post by bob79 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:58 am

When I started out BM I was told by the seasoned detectorists that it was done in Saxon times, also the coin was pierced so the head face down towards your nether region as an insult.

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Re: Out Today... Local silver Vervel

Post by Bargeman » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:55 pm

I see that is a very local Vervel, it reads along the lines of...

Chacelton of ??ncom Oxon.



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Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:03 pm

I think it reads Charelton in which case it could have been this person - the king's physician no less...

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/alumn ... /pp255-273

Charlton, Walter (Charelton)

s. Walter, of Shepton Mallet, Somerset, sacerd. Magdalen Hall, matric. 3 July, 1635, aged 17; created D.Med. 16 Jan., 1642-3, and shortly after physician to the king at Oxford, travelling physician to Charles II., and physician in ordinary to the king while in exile and on the restoration, an original fellow of the Royal Society, hon. fellow College Physicians 1664, full fellow 1677, president 1689, 1690, 1691, retired to Jersey, thence to Nantwich, and finally returned to London, born at Shepton Mallet 2 Feb., 1619, died 24 April, 1707, aged 87. See Munk's Roll, i. 390; Ath. iv. 752; Hearne, ii. 17; & D.N.B.
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:22 pm

Why was Shifford so important? It is is claimed to be the place of the first English Parliament held bt King Alfred the Great! Correct? No idea but that sleepy village has secrets and a past history undocumented and long forgotten. Nice thought 😁

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Post by garrettoldboy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:45 pm

hello, i know Shifford lock on the River Thames, i have a book on the Thames with Archaeology finds in the area, now in the Ashmolean Museum including a iron age sword dredged from the river above Langleys Weir near Standlake, bronze and iron age settlements, saxon cemetry, Shifford, late saxon iron age weapons again dredged from the river, as for the importance of Shifford there is no information on Cathys post

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Post by coal digger » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:47 pm

Bargeman wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:32 am
So would the coin have been pierced during roman, or saxon times? it was found in a field extensively used by both



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2 holes suggests it was fastened to clothing or even roman armour as bling and added protection,nice finds mate,cd ::g
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Post by bryan162 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:08 pm

Lovely finds well done

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Re: Out Today... Local silver Vervel

Post by fred » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:15 pm

I love the pierced coin. I would always opt for Saxon as the coins appear on Saxon necklaces. ::g
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