Yo Ho Bleedin' Ho! Seasonal Gold.

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Yo Ho Bleedin' Ho! Seasonal Gold.

Post by fred » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:34 pm

Am I the only sad git who said 'sod it' and put in a few hours on the beach this morning? Probably! :D

The lodger was doing a Rip Van Winkel impersonation and looked unlikely to stir this side of New Year's Eve so I sloped off to the beach to catch the low tide. The weather was a tad damp to start with but it slowly brightened up. Later the breeze turned into a gale and I got sandblasted but I didn't mind much as for a change there were plenty of signals in the gullies. Most of them were just shrapnel and bullets but I will dig these all day because not only are they of interest to me they are also a really good indicators that there might be rings about. After an hour and a half with no coins I had a very strong signal and pulled a small 9ct ring hallmarked for 1976 from about 2 inches down in the black sand. After that I continued digging until the tide came in and ended up with six coins and about a kilogram of shrapnel.

The ring is obvious in the photo. The top row is the better bits from the club dig yesterday. I originally thought that the item on the left was a tiny horse pendant but the enamel actually looks more like a Romano British or Roman pin. The second row shows a nice buckle and a Leicestershire Regiment collar badge. The latter item took me back to my youth because I cut my teeth detecting in Rutland where the Leicesters were the local regiment. I had found dozens of their cap badges but never a collar badge. ::g

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Post by Timmy 64 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:03 pm

Well done . wish I could go out but the weather in sunny Cornwall it's raining ;;z

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Post by john Colin » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:33 pm

Good spread of finds, well done Fred.

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Post by king of the swingers » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:09 pm

u a legend ::g
Out xmas day id get them chopped off

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Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:12 pm

Well done Fred, A good result and I expect you were the only one in uk to be on the beach today - It's got to be a first ::g Enjoy the rest of the day -=+:-P -=+:-P Regards and good wishes. ss47
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Post by Bargeman » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:25 pm

Very nice Fred, love that silver clog clasp, I have one very similar ::g

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Post by Dave The Slave » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:00 am

Well done, Fred ::g
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Most of us on here are History addicts but we are outnumbered by the millions of mobile phone addicts, who spent yesterday heads down pressing buttons.
You were in a position to please yourself and you did.
Hope you had a good Christmas , how you like to spend it and all the best for the New Year.
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Post by roamingrob » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:30 am

Morning Fred, well done mate on the finds. Gold will alway give you a smile and a rush of excitement. Just wondering did you do the dance ?

I hope to be out later, l need to walk off yesterday's food and drink fest -=+:-P

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Post by fred » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:26 pm

roamingrob wrote: โ†‘
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:30 am
Morning Fred, well done mate on the finds. Gold will alway give you a smile and a rush of excitement. Just wondering did you do the dance ?

I hope to be out later, l need to walk off yesterday's food and drink fest -=+:-P

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Post by Mrhat » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:21 pm

Nice little selection. Congrats ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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