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Little hoard

Post by Me and my boy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:56 am

Of lead tokens😉

Found these yesterday on a very wet and muddy ploughed clay field
Thought I was going to dislocate my hip and knee each time I moved as my wellies were so caked and being pulled on, I managed an hour but thought I best retreat to a flatter field.

These all came from an area of a within 10 square metres as did a Henry III cut half fragment. I’m going back to investigate when it’s dryer and a little more broken down.

Just wondered what these were as I’ve found about 10 more in another part of the field. They appear to be blank with the petal like edges. Are they tokens?

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Couldn’t tell you the depth as they were stuck to my spade, wellies and in the soup 😉
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Re: Little hoard

Post by john Colin » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:15 am

Could they be impacted musket balls?

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Re: Little hoard

Post by fred » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:41 am

john Colin wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:15 am
Could they be impacted musket balls?
A look at the back of one would sort out whether they were musket balls or other sorts of lead bullets which have hot something. ::g

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Re: Little hoard

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:51 am

Gawd glad not to have been on the wrong side of those if they were musket balls. Nice coin. I'm guessing an Edward III. Maybe because I can see III on it 8=ypr . Allectus can correct me later ::g
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Re: Little hoard

Post by Nectardetector » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:35 pm

Looks like henry 111 voided long cross
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Re: Little hoard

Post by Easylife » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:50 pm

I found a pewter button very similar to those. ;)
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Re: Little hoard

Post by Me and my boy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:17 pm

fred wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:41 am
john Colin wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:15 am
Could they be impacted musket balls?
A look at the back of one would sort out whether they were musket balls or other sorts of lead bullets which have hot something. ::g
Cheers for all reply’s.
There’s a picture of front and back. I’m 90% sure they arnt flat musket balls and they are some kind of token!
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Re: Little hoard

Post by fred » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:39 pm

Me and my boy wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:17 pm
fred wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:41 am
john Colin wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:15 am
Could they be impacted musket balls?
A look at the back of one would sort out whether they were musket balls or other sorts of lead bullets which have hot something. ::g
Cheers for all reply’s.
There’s a picture of front and back. I’m 90% sure they arnt flat musket balls and they are some kind of token!
They still look like musket balls that have hit something at quite short range to me. ::g

Might be worth weighing them to see what the range of weights is.

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Re: Little hoard

Post by Allectus » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:41 pm

Class 5 Henry III 'long-un'. ::g

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Re: Little hoard

Post by Me and my boy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:43 pm

fred wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:39 pm
Me and my boy wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:17 pm
fred wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:41 am


A look at the back of one would sort out whether they were musket balls or other sorts of lead bullets which have hot something. ::g
Cheers for all reply’s.
There’s a picture of front and back. I’m 90% sure they arnt flat musket balls and they are some kind of token!
They still look like musket balls that have hit something at quite short range to me. ::g

Might be worth weighing them to see what the range of weights is.
Cheers Fred, they all weigh 10 grams and the first 4 musket balls I layed my hands on were between 30-40 grams 30 average.
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Re: Little hoard

Post by fred » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:47 am

The 30-40 gram ones would probably be Brown Bess musket balls. A 10 gram one would be about 12mm diameter. This could be a pistol or a sporting musket or rifle. :D

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