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Old 02-08-2019, 07:07 PM
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Heavy rain last week made searching the local fields became quite a challenge.

Several field was impossible to search due to the surface water so it was a case of searching the small 'islands' in the fields.

My thanks once again goes to a UK forum member for the ID's on the Edward silver coins.

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

Small cannon just out of the ground.


Small hammered silver coins.




Pocket watch face.


Assorted finds.


Decimal and pre-decimal coins.


1st-4th century Roman coins & 1st-4th century Roman pottery.


Coin size comparison.


"Way back in the 1830s, Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux came up with the pinfire concept, which was finally patented in 1835.

This was the first, somewhat-practical self-contained cartridge in the time of muzzleloaders.

During the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, the pinfire cartridge quickly gained popularity.

A pinfire revolver was quite a popular weapon, particularly in France, due to the quickness of reloading."



Two piece button?


Button.


Edward 1st Born 1239-Died 1307 Bristol farthing.




Edward 2nd Born 1284-Died 1327 Canterbury penny.



The thing that puzzled me with the cannon was there was no trunnions or signs of them?

So I went on to the PAS (Portable Antiquities Scheme) data base site to see if I could find a reason for there being no trunnions.

"The cannon may have been a working model of a miniature cannon such as may not have been toys for children but may have been used by adults."
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:17 PM
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WOW! What a great selection of finds once again Doug!

As to the toy cannon, reminds of a line from a popular movie over here...

"Careful with that thing, you'll put your eye out!"

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Old 02-08-2019, 09:04 PM
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I really enjoy your treasure .
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:10 PM
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Man those are some amazing finds, that tiny coin is superb as is the cannon! Nice hunting and congrats!

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Old 02-09-2019, 12:12 AM
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just an amazing array of history. Very cool!

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Once again great finds and thanks for the history lesson, especially about the pinfire cartridges...I'd never heard of them.

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Another great post of great finds. Thanks
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:19 PM
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Wow! Such outstanding history. Awesome saves, congrats and thanks for the pics!

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Very cool finds!
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What a selection of finds, nice!

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Old 02-10-2019, 07:26 AM
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I would love to find a hammered coin!!
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:52 AM
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Tremendous amount of history again Doug. Thank you much for sharing with us boys over here in the Colonies. Trapper

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Man, it must be nice to find stuff spanning 2000 years! Congrats on a nice variety of finds.

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Amazing finds as usual! Just knowing the span of finds that could come out of the ground would have me detecting more often!

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:28 AM
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Thank you for your kind comments and views.

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Wow Congrats! I enjoy seeing your finds. I can't imagine finding coins and artifacts that old. Where I live I am ecstatic to find any coin over a hundred years old.

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