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Well I ventured out today on a very muddy field. I was wishing I hadn’t after scrapping mud of every thing for two hours 😩
I then headed for a field much nearer the car and found a flint scrapper (the smaller black one) then another in the same vicinity.
I then got a signal which was the only keeper I found all session being a nice looking roman which I think is a denarius which its currently soaking as it has a clay like rusty mud on it.
I’ll add further photos tomorrow of it cleaner.

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Nice coin and nice flints. Worth the Glastonbury re-enactment! :D
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The black one looks right, but as for the white one, well to be honest I am not sure, the edges don't quite cut it if you know what I mean. rl;

Black one is nice though ::g



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Nice finds 👍 I always keep an eye out for flints, pottery and clay pipes etc while I'm detecting. Makes more sense that staring at the sky.
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Bargeman wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:53 pm
The black one looks right, but as for the white one, well to be honest I am not sure, the edges don't quite cut it if you know what I mean. rl;

Black one is nice though ::g



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I know what you mean. It does look better than the picture but it’s not the nicest example I’ve seen.
The black flint looks a lot more workable and pliable than the white. I think the whites possibly earlier and cruder though.

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Very nice. Love the black one, I think it’s Obsidian. Have a look through these.
I think I remember reading that it wasn’t found in Britain. Makes the finds more special because they’ve come from somewhere other than ‘down the road’.

https://www.google.com/search?safe=acti ... m_l52KpJcM:

It has been found in Scotland. Another link to Wiki.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsidian

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Sorry but that doesn't convince me, it just looks like another lump of flint that has been chipped to me, I would love to be wrong, but....





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amphora wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:12 pm
Bargeman wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:53 pm
The black one looks right, but as for the white one, well to be honest I am not sure, the edges don't quite cut it if you know what I mean. rl;

The white one could be a lavelois technique one.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levallois_technique

Black one i follow you. I would say scraper (from the mind).
Me and my boy wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:17 pm
I think the whites possibly earlier and cruder though.
Thanks for reply’s. I’m still in hopeful agreement here.
I’m still convinced it has been worked to a degree, but a crude quick technique.
The cortex has been removed and some refinishing done.
It’s so hard to tell for sure, I’ll show the flo.
Here’s some more pictures too.


Yep. As Lavelois is.
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