2 rings and a tin farthing - the disappointing tale

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2 rings and a tin farthing - the disappointing tale

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I’ve had a few trips out recently but have been generally disappointed with what I’ve been finding. Not that I haven’t found anything at all, just that i’ve had a few heart stopping moments where I thought I’d found something special, only to have my hopes cruelly dashed.

Take last week, for example - I founds 2 rings. Yes two!

First one was thin and fell apart as I picked it up. I wasn’t happy. Then realised it was modern and, at best, low grade silver so my initial disappointment, then despair was replaced by sadness. Am I ever going to find a nice, whole silver or gold ring?

Then, a few days later I found the bezel of a big ring. I saw the gold decorated side first. My heart started beating faster...

When I pulled it out I saw instantly it was just the front, then that it was obviously a cheap gold foil covered type with a synthetic stone :(
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A ring is the number one item item on my wish list for 2020. That and a silver Roman. I know, but I am determined to start liking Roman stuff do it might help :D

Anyway then yesterday I found a round tin based disc. I instantly thought it was a coin and could feel detail and see a central hole. I got excited that it might be a good tin coin. Sadly though the detail was corrosion and it is too far gone to see any detail, or positively identify. However I think it was a tin farthing as it seems to be the right size.
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Anyone else had their hopes raised and dashed recently? We can start a club :D

Happy hunting 98;
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We've all had our hopes dashed at one time or another. Don't you just hate it when you find one of those dark grey discs, thinking "hammered"! only to find after wiping it down that you have found another rubbish button? B| B| B| Ahhhhhhh!

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I thought I’d found a lovely gold ring, only to discover it was junk... it does make the heart skip a beat. Does this qualify me to join the club?
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At least you are getting out Cath, not been out this year yet, hopefully meeting up with Bob on Sunday though ::g



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With the amount of good medieval stuff you've been unearthing recently I think it's only a matter of time before a proper ring shows up. Keep plugging away ::g

As for not liking Roman (a mental condition totally alien to me, by the way) you wait till you get yer mitts on a nice denarius ;)
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You are putting in the effort so they will come. ::g
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Beats digging tin cans up all the time. I luv diggin tin!

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Only one thing to do, keep going. At the moment apart from the plough share collection in the hedge i have two seed trays full of assorted modern rubbish and crud buttons. :))
I'm out again at the weekend so I can collect more. ::g

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I feel for you. I’ve had about three hammered coins recently that turned into silver coloured buttons once out of the soil.
My best was the light coloured gold stater that also evolved into a lead token once it saw the daylight.
🤞for your silver or gold ring and please be it a posy type gold one from the medieval period.

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As stated above Cath, "it's only a matter of time before a proper ring shows up. Keep plugging away"
One of those 'plugs' is bound to bring the long awaited moment of joy for you - bring it on! ::g
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The day will come Cath,
when you dig a bit of yellow out, then you'll just stare at it for a while before picking it up, while talking to yourself about it,
there is some gold in North Oxfordshire & close to you,
may the next bit that comes up be yours,
Until then, here's a tease of 3 found near Banbury.
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First world problems =)) Thank you for the comments and encouragement - it’s appreciated ::g
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Keep at it Oxgirl. I reckon you will have a big find/finds soon good luck ::g

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