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I have been detecting for 30 years now and you tend to come across things now and again a bit different, so it turned out on my last trip out. While out on Sunday I had a faint signal with a hint of iron (all the makings of a nice deep target), digging down what turned out to be 9 inches I came across this lovely buckle at a 45 degree angle. My immediate thought was it is heavily corroded showing a lot of verdigris, being it was one of those really sticky days (persistent drizzle, ploughed field and wheat stubble laying everywhere)it went straight into my finds pouch after recording. After cleaning on Tuesday the green verdigris turned out to be green enamel which for me is the first enameled buckle I have ever seen. Anybody else found one?
I also managed another first by pulling out the center section of a Medieval purse bar, all in all a very interesting session.
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That is nice, and must have looked very fancy in its day, but no I have not seen one before
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Nice one. I would have though that it must be relatively modern but it would really take handling to be sure about it.
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Love the buckle
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Never seen an enamelled buckle before.
What a great find, your FLO will love that.
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items like this with alot of character are the best finds ,looking into what they are and the history behind them,thats a special buckle for sure
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I think this is a so-called example of 'stuart enamelling', late 17th century. The Somerset FLO Laura Burnett is doing a study of artefacts decorated in this style.
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Thats unusual, I like ,, well found!
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Lovely find ... its very unusual.
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