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RE: Any Metal Detectorists On The Forum.....?

#16 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:20 pm

I probably made most of them

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RE: Any Metal Detectorists On The Forum.....?

#17 by signman ( deleted ) , Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:21 am

And I designed them.


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#18 by Sheldonboy , Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:23 am

and I probably lost them


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RE: Any Metal Detectorists On The Forum.....?

#19 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:37 am

Two recent finds down here in the last couple of days, 4 gold and siver coins 124bc, and a silver sword scabbard.


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RE: Any Metal Detectorists On The Forum.....?

#20 by Deleted User , Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:48 am

That sounds brilliant John.


RE: Any Metal Detectorists On The Forum.....?

#21 by Nicholas , Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:19 pm

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Nicholas,
I believe this could be the place for posting your pics of mystery objects.
There's nothing we like more in these parts than to try and work out what or where something is or was.
Just between you and I, some of our members can remember back to the times when many of these items got lost or buried.
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Posted by signman
Two recent finds down here in the last couple of days, 4 gold and siver coins 124bc, and a silver sword scabbard.

Posted by signman
Two recent finds down here in the last couple of days, 4 gold and siver coins 124bc, and a silver sword scabbard.



You can't just leave it like that SignMan....... Who, where, when, how???? Laugh!!!

I will probably dig out some mystery objects for you to peruse....... but here are a few of my all-time favourite finds below:

Seal Matrix: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26259576@N06/4379149925/
Queen Mary Groat Heads: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26259576@N06/4379592368/
Queen Mary Groat Tails: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26259576@N06/4378838253/
Cache of musket balls: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26259576@N06/4259782237/
James 1st Silver Shilling Heads: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48798223@N03/4534576407/
James 1st Silver Shilling Tails: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48798223@N03/4535207824/

And From Brum!!!! George III Cartwheel Penny Heads: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48798223@N03/4614937921/
George III Cartwheel Penny Tails: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48798223@N03/4615555118/

Al the best,

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RE: Any Metal Detectorists On The Forum.....?

#22 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:38 am

It's all being kept secret Nick, the only thing I can add is the coins were found at Pulborough and the scabbard at Chichester.


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#23 by Deleted User , Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:09 am

I went to a talk on the staffordshire hoard.............the guy said when it was first found they contacted the police to help with security while they dug it all out...they asked the police to be discreet.they said they would be and turned up with several police cars and a helicopter flying round LOL.


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#24 by Voltman , Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:24 am

That sounds like our entire WM police force.


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RE: Any Metal Detectorists On The Forum.....?

#25 by Nicholas , Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:24 pm

Posted by signman
It's all being kept secret Nick, the only thing I can add is the coins were found at Pulborough and the scabbard at Chichester.



Fully understandable SignMan...... A lot of the people we detect for insist on us not telling anyone (not that we would) for fear of trespassers, etc. I think that some believe they have the next gold hoard on their land, to be honest, so they always look a little crestfallen when we show them the buttons, buckles and odd coppers we find on their land!!! Laugh, laugh!!!!

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I went to a talk on the staffordshire hoard.............the guy said when it was first found they contacted the police to help with security while they dug it all out...they asked the police to be discreet.they said they would be and turned up with several police cars and a helicopter flying round LOL.



The more police the better, I'd imagine with such a find!! Laugh!!!

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RE: Any Metal Detectorists On The Forum.....?

#26 by Sheldonboy , Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:00 am

Having dealings with the Police on a community level, over quite a few years I can tell you that the police are very good at turning out in numbers for anything high profile. Anything that can show them in a good light and they will be there by the coach load. They will then tell you exactly what you want to hear and go away and do nothing. SB


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RE: Any Metal Detectorists On The Forum.....?

#27 by Nicholas , Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:10 pm

Below - my mate John recently discovered a fragment of a Bronze Age axe head (as identified by the Portable Antiquities Scheme) and my best, recent find, a George III Silver Shilling from 1817.

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RE: Any Metal Detectorists On The Forum.....?

#28 by Voltman , Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:52 pm

Nicholas, did you see Antiques Roadshow on the BBC Sunday night?
A metal detectorist accidentally found a medieval gold and uncut diamond ring whilst walking back to the car.
I think it was valued at £40,000.
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RE: Any Metal Detectorists On The Forum.....?

#29 by Deleted User , Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:03 pm

Good finds.....bet the person who lost that shilling was mad LOL



RE: Any Metal Detectorists On The Forum.....?

#30 by Sheldonboy , Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:02 pm

I would buy a metal detector but my trouble and strife would use it on my pockets.[Crying]


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