Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by Bargeman » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:01 pm

Dig 16 tomorrow...


Out to Drayton, on the outer limits of Berkshire tomorrow, good Roman/Saxon area, it would be nice to find a nicely detailed roman coin, or anything Saxon ::g :D


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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by chip » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:17 pm

Unless I’m blind I can’t see any info on the fields available tomorrow, wether they are ploughed or pasture, any idea?
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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by Bargeman » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:21 pm

I think it is a surprise :D ::g


Should be fun ::g



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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by chip » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:22 pm

:D
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I think it is a surprise :D ::g


Should be fun ::g



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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by chip » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:30 pm

Not found anything but buttons in weeks so here’s hoping it turns up some interesting finds. ::g
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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by bob79 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:10 pm

Bargeman wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Dig 16 tomorrow...


Out to Drayton, on the outer limits of Berkshire tomorrow, good Roman/Saxon area, it would be nice to find a nicely detailed roman coin, or anything Saxon ::g :D


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Only the outer limits of Berkshire since 1973 boundary changes BM, was born at home in the County of Berkshire, been in Oxfordshire since the boundary change, still say I'm Berkshire born, Berkshire bred, strong in the arm and thick in the head.

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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by bob79 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:14 pm

bob79 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Bargeman wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Dig 16 tomorrow...


Out to Drayton, on the outer limits of Berkshire tomorrow, good Roman/Saxon area, it would be nice to find a nicely detailed roman coin, or anything Saxon ::g :D


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Only the outer limits of Berkshire since 1973 boundary changes BM, was born at home in the County of Berkshire, been in Oxfordshire since the boundary change, still say I'm Berkshire born, Berkshire bred, strong in the arm and thick in the head.

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Oops, got it wrong, think it's thick in the arm and strong in the head :-/

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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by Bargeman » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:11 pm

Dig 16 - Drayton...
Image Wow this field threw up some fantastic finds, and if the field prep was better, I am sure many more would have come out!
I saw a posy ring, a cut quarter saxon coin, a roman figurine, a saxon figurine, I also heard there were two roman silvers, and a few hammies also. ::g

I started with another small broken fibula, I waited all that time and then I get two in as many weeks :D ::g

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And a little later I had this small fastening

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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by bob79 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:44 pm

Lets hope it's third time lucky next week Kevin and you get a full one with pin, sounds like a good dig today.

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Post by Steve_T » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:58 pm

Cracking photos ::g

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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by alloverover » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:26 pm

Colchester 2 piece for the brooch Bm, there like buses mate ::g

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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by fred » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:50 pm

Well done on yet another brooch, you must be getting bored of them now! :D The button looks Meieval or possibly only slightly later.
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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by Bargeman » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:04 pm

fred wrote:
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Well done on yet another brooch, you must be getting bored of them now! :D The button looks Meieval or possibly only slightly later.


Still looking for that elusive complete one Fred x; ::g




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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by chip » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:47 pm

I am quite surprised to hear your report of others good finds as I had a stinker, and everyone I spoke to apart from the organiser said they found nowt aswell.

I found buttons (nothing of note apart from a very crude looking one on reflection I should not have deposited in the bin at McDonald’s), a musket ball, lots of scrap lead, a nice buckle that looks much older than any of the other buckles I have found and what looks like a very small green copper flower.

To be fair I am pleased with the buckle, last week I was pleased with my only find of a ww2 Royal Marines button. Who would have thought I would be so easily pleased with buttons and buckles, when I started this hobby i had visions of finding gold and silver. :D

Are you going to lgd next week or lp with Mick?
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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by bob79 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:00 pm

Me Bargey and about 40 forum members are going to the Rodney Cooke memorial weekend rally near Cirencester, Chip.

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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by chip » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:14 pm

bob79 wrote:
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Me Bargey and about 40 forum members are going to the Rodney Cooke memorial weekend rally near Cirencester, Chip.

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Well 40 of you going to Cirencester, with the numbers and the venue I expect nothing short of big things to be posted next week.

Good luck ::g
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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by bob79 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:22 pm

chip wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:14 pm
bob79 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:00 pm
Me Bargey and about 40 forum members are going to the Rodney Cooke memorial weekend rally near Cirencester, Chip.

Bob ::g
Well 40 of you going to Cirencester, with the numbers and the venue I expect nothing short of big things to be posted next week.

Good luck ::g
Best behaviour though Chip, got a few mods coming down to keep an eye on the rest of us x;

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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by chip » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:31 pm

bob79 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:22 pm
chip wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:14 pm
bob79 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:00 pm
Me Bargey and about 40 forum members are going to the Rodney Cooke memorial weekend rally near Cirencester, Chip.

Bob ::g
Well 40 of you going to Cirencester, with the numbers and the venue I expect nothing short of big things to be posted next week.

Good luck ::g
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Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by Bargeman » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:29 pm

We are back to the Roman fields on Sunday, where I failed in extraordinary style last time, whilst everybody else had enough brooches to open a stall in carnaby street x;

Will I find anything vaguely roman? we shall see :D ::g




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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:48 pm

Bargeman wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:29 pm
We are back to the Roman fields on Sunday, where I failed in extraordinary style last time, whilst everybody else had enough brooches to open a stall in carnaby street x;

Will I find anything vaguely roman? we shall see :D ::g BM [:)
In support of your forthcoming brooch 8-|


So, a nice roman fibula is just what is needed
perchance from a field that has yet to be seeded
in deep velvet green and complete with it’s pin
not a battered old head stud that’s fit for the bin!

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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by littleboot » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:49 pm

That's very good Sweep. :))
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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by thefiggis » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:51 am

Good luck, mate. Perseverance is the key and let's hope it's a belter when you find it.
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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by Phil2401 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:00 pm

Bargeman wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:29 pm
We are back to the Roman fields on Sunday, where I failed in extraordinary style last time, whilst everybody else had enough brooches to open a stall in carnaby street x;

Will I find anything vaguely roman? we shall see :D ::g




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Try a bit of spiritual reverse psychology, BM - stop calling them 'The Roman Fields' and call them "The Junk Fields'. Look for junk and the Roman Gods might keep trying to have a laugh at your expense and put a few fibulae in your way to frustrate your true quest.

Alternatively there has to be some logical reason why others are finding them when you're not... is it just a matter of luck and walking over the wrong patch or do others have secret machine settings that they're not letting you in on?

Best of luck in any event :)

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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by Bargeman » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:44 pm

A total failure, nothing, no signals, no digging, nothing rl; x;




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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by bob79 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:21 pm

No luck then BM, did you stay much longer.

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Re: Somewhere down Digging Lane... My Roman Quest

Post by PeakDetectorist » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:03 pm

Bargeman wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:44 pm
A total failure, nothing, no signals, no digging, nothing rl; x;




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I went down to this dig and I think it took me 2 or 3 hours before I got a non ferrous signal!!

It was a very quiet site but I was lucky though to find 5 or 6 very small Romans coins/fragments but all these came from the same small area and had I not been in that area, I would also have had nothing.
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