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Old 02-14-2018, 02:51 PM
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Lots of rain over here which restricted which fields I could search without my boots being weighed down with mud.

Managed to find a stubble field and a very sandy field which drains very quickly although I got my car stuck trying to get out of the gateway!

Thanks for looking.............Doug.

Annular buckle late 14th early 16th century.



George 3rd 1819.



Pipe tamper C1700-1900.


Cut quarter hammered silver coin, King John?


Various finds.


Servants, (below stairs) communications set up from a grand house.


Example of set up.


3rd-4th century Roman coins top 2.





Centimos, Spain minted these coins in 1870 only.



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Livery buttons.


Unknown bag seal.


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Old 02-14-2018, 05:53 PM
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Finding ancient stuff must make it quite interesting.

Why is it that the engravers of modern coins pretty much make realistic busts of people, but on Roman coins, the people always look like a 9 year old engraved it? Maybe people just looked sillier back then.
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:23 PM
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Really nice finds Doug, congrats!

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Very cool finds! Thanks for sharing!

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Amazing finds as usual!

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Old 02-14-2018, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by D O Durant View post
Finding ancient stuff must make it quite interesting.

Why is it that the engravers of modern coins pretty much make realistic busts of people, but on Roman coins, the people always look like a 9 year old engraved it? Maybe people just looked sillier back then.
Take an Intro to Art Appreciation class, and learn about the evolution of art. Like progress in science, there was a progression in art, too.

Also, remember that Perfection is the enemy of Good Enough! And even back then, the design contract may have gone to the cheapest bidder!

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Great finds there, well done!

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Old 02-14-2018, 10:08 PM
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Absolutely stunning collection of finds Doug!
I will be flying over on the way to Italy in about 6 weeks, see you then

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Doug, you blow our minds with your finds!

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Originally Posted by GeneralQuarters View post
Doug, you blow our minds with your finds!
Right?! Thanks for the post and pics Doug! Nice!

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Great finds right across the centuries! Always like look through your great finds. Congrats.
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:16 PM
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More photographs.

Metal cooking pot leg.


Novelty pipe tamper.



Surface find fossil.
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:37 PM
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I must apologise for being late in saying thank you.

Originally Posted by D O Durant View post
Finding ancient stuff must make it quite interesting.

Why is it that the engravers of modern coins pretty much make realistic busts of people, but on Roman coins, the people always look like a 9 year old engraved it? Maybe people just looked sillier back then.
Thank you. In answer to your question, possibly we look at coins through modern eyes and not at those who looked at them 2000 years ago.

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Really nice finds Doug, congrats!
Thank you.

Originally Posted by WyoTom View post
Very cool finds! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you.

Originally Posted by jwp1964 View post
Amazing finds as usual!
Thank you.

Originally Posted by Crackerjack View post
Take an Intro to Art Appreciation class, and learn about the evolution of art. Like progress in science, there was a progression in art, too.

Also, remember that Perfection is the enemy of Good Enough! And even back then, the design contract may have gone to the cheapest bidder!
Thank you.

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Great finds there, well done!
Thank you.

Originally Posted by matmit View post
Absolutely stunning collection of finds Doug!
I will be flying over on the way to Italy in about 6 weeks, see you then

Thank you, a day trip to England is called for?


Originally Posted by GeneralQuarters View post
Doug, you blow our minds with your finds!

Thank you.


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Right?! Thanks for the post and pics Doug! Nice!

Thank you Mr Mud.


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Great finds right across the centuries! Always like look through your great finds. Congrats.

Thank you.
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like the Roman coins Doug, cool find's, Earl

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Nice roundup of some great finds Doug!

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Amazing finds, thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:41 AM
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Doug,

First seal is Russian.

Great finds!

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Great finds once again!!!

I saw that "bell system" on Downton Abby!

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Originally Posted by Surf Master View post
like the Roman coins Doug, cool find's, Earl
Thanks Earl, I had more Roman coins out this week.

Originally Posted by choppadude View post
Nice roundup of some great finds Doug!
Thank you CD.

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Amazing finds, thanks for sharing.
You are most welcome.

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Doug,

First seal is Russian.

Great finds!
Thanks Boris, I assumed it was Russian with the cyrillic letters.

Originally Posted by SeabeeRon View post
Great finds once again!!!

I saw that "bell system" on Downton Abby!
Thanks Ron, we normally only find parts of the bell system, first time I have found complete brackets.
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It is on my bucket list to travel across the pond to detect. Any Roman coin would make my trip worth while.
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