Henry III short-cross penny, Edward I London farthing and other stuff

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Henry III short-cross penny, Edward I London farthing and other stuff

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:54 pm

I’ve had an exhausted week so I just went out for an hour and a half today. OMG it was a completely different field. I knew there was loads more on there as even a good 6” and more down it has been bone dry and so it got very, very quiet in some areas. But the rain this week has brought it back to life.

Found the usual ton of lead, a few musket balls, toasted coppers and a buckle or two on my way to the hot spot area where I’d previously had my first short cross and another hammered coin. First solid but slightly dodgy signal turned out to be a nice beehive thimble. Next I heard a high pitched squeak poking up through an iron grunt. I dug it swung my detector and the signal disappeared. The pin-pointer sounded of in the hole and I ended up spending the next 5 minutes hunting an iron nail. But I knew there was something else there - I’d heard it! In frustration I stuck the pin pointer in the clod and it buzzed. So I split it apart. I then took the clump apart till I was left with one tiny lump in my hand. I couldn’t believe my eyes though when I rubbed my thumb over it and out popped my first proper silver farthing. The thing is absolutely tiny.

I danced. I thanked the field. It obviously liked that, the field that is, at the very next hole rewarded me with a (clipped) short cross penny - my second :D

I love this field =))

Deus on v5.21 using hot with X35 coil on 17khz and reactivity at 2.5. Pasture field munched short by three lovely horses and a couple of very old sheep (twin brothers - 12 years old to be exact)
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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by Bors » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:56 pm

Well done ::g

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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by mitch » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:59 pm

awesome!
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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by lonecoiler » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:01 pm

Good manners to the field fairies has paid off. I hope they remember you on your next visit. :;@
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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by Allectus » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:07 pm

Henry III 7a short-cross penny, Samuel - Canterbury & an Edward I London farthing....well done! ::g


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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by Blackadder43 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:08 pm

ooooh like a new field with a drop of rain ::g
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Well done though, our fields are like rice fields at present, we have had soooo much rain its unreal

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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by bazzerhut » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:09 pm

Cor, lovely stuff. I'd kill for a haul like that from a week and a half at the moment, never mind an hour and a half. Well done.

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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by Bargeman » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:29 pm

Very nicely done Cath, ::g



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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:30 pm

Allectus wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:07 pm
Henry III 7a short-cross penny, Samuel - Canterbury & an Edward I London farthing....well done! ::g


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Thanks Allectus ::g
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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by Easylife » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:37 pm

Great finds, well done. ::g
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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by bob79 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:38 pm

Blooming heck Cath, you keep finding them they will be like the Roman grots and you will get fed up digging them. :D
Well done, think the X35 coil has won you over completely.

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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:50 pm

bob79 wrote:
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Blooming heck Cath, you keep finding them they will be like the Roman grots and you will get fed up digging them. :D
Well done, think the X35 coil has won you over completely.

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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by kenleyboy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:00 pm

Its been raining non stop for the last week up here in not so sunny Norfolk , could have done with this downpour a few weeks prior to my season finishing . The land was so dry and very difficult to dig . Looks like the rain in your parts certainly brought the fields alive , not bad for a short session , great stuff .
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Post by bob79 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:02 pm

Thanks for the invite Cath, unfortunately we have got a previous engagement, so will have to give it a miss.

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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by shaggybfc » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:04 pm

Great day's tecting... ::g I might even be encouraged to go out for an hour or so this evening myself.
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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by liamnolan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:46 pm

Great finds, well found, they look fantastic ::g
I feel like hiring a tractor and dig up all the crops on my favourite field, they have been growing for nearly two months now, so should be ready ... I am sure the farmer will be pleased. Then I can get detecting again, Liam :(
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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by Me and my boy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:52 pm

Well done. They are lovely. Just be careful with the farthing, as they seem very very fragile. I had a bent and cracked on I found this week on the side, came down in the morning and it was in two🙄

Hope you have more free time this weekend to try it again before it drys up 🤞
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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:10 pm

liamnolan wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:46 pm
Great finds, well found, they look fantastic ::g
I feel like hiring a tractor and dig up all the crops on my favourite field, they have been growing for nearly two months now, so should be ready ... I am sure the farmer will be pleased. Then I can get detecting again, Liam :(
=)) I’m sure he’ll be delighted :))
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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by Swany » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:24 pm

Well done Oxgirl, a nice selection of finds, like the hammered and buckle ::g , we must be lucky in Scotland the grounds always wet :D
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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by thefiggis » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:54 pm

Very nicely played, ma'am ::g

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Post by dig-dog » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:11 pm

Very well done! I particularly like the round farthing.
It looks like you’re on some good land there :)
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Post by Kritika » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:41 pm

Well done Oxgirl ::g
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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:52 pm

Egads! At a time when most of us are moping about and generally enduring a pitifully quiet time in the detecting calendar, you're bucking the trend to make finds aplenty. ::g
Very nicely done indeed that lady and there's some nice pieces to show for your efforts.
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Post by SuperRed » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:34 pm

That's a cracking selection Cath... very well done you!! ::g
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Post by Saki » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:07 pm

Very, very nice Oxgirl. Great selection of excellent finds. ::g
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Post by Lowland » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:21 pm

A bit of rain ::g
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Re: It rained and the field came alive!

Post by garrettoldboy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:29 pm

hello, interesting you found the damp soil better, i have found that on many occasions, not being techy i am sure some can give us the terminology. nice finds to,

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Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:44 pm

garrettoldboy wrote:
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hello, interesting you found the damp soil better, i have found that on many occasions, not being techy i am sure some can give us the terminology. nice finds to,
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Re: Henry III short-cross penny, Edward I London farthing and other stuff

Post by paint » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:14 am

Well done Oxgirl the x35 seems to be doing a good job ::g

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Re: Henry III short-cross penny, Edward I London farthing and other stuff

Post by Bargeman » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:31 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:54 pm


Deus on v5.21 using hot with X35 coil on 17khz and reactivity at 2.5.


Would this be the same X35 coil that was heading for the door? x; :D





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