Finally a Hammy with the Q40

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Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by cantona1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:43 pm

Sometimes it seems that further north you are all tripping over hammered coins on the way to your permissions, :D it seems a bit harder down here but I have finally found my first English hammered, I think it's a Lizzie 1 shilling from 1576 and she's a beauty ::g, about 26mm in diameter, interestingly at some stage in her life she was folded exactly in half along one of the cross lines (you can still see the fold line) and then straightened again, I'd love to say she was 10 inches deep and lost in the mud but in reality she was an inch down and absolutely screaming at me, couldn't miss the signal :D I just couldn't believe the size of her, way bigger than I ever expected. Can someone confirm what she is please?

I also found what I think is a cane topper, Livery button with what looks like a Flamingo on it? Would have been beautiful in its time because it looks like it was Silver plated originally, can somebody identify the button please? Charles 11 farthing and a couple of Georgians in bad nick.
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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by peteh » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:49 pm

That's a big old coin, nice find!

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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by dig-dog » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:59 pm

Nice finds :D
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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by Norman_invader » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:04 pm

Great finds with Q40 buddy,lovely hammy well done ::g
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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by niceguyfrankie » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:10 pm

Gorgeous Hammy !!
Great finds with the Q40,
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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by Batman » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:13 pm

You are definitely barking up the wrong tree if you think that up here we are finding lots of hammies, I am in south cheshire and that is most certainly NOT the case.

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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by fred » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:17 pm

Well done. The big 'uns are always welcome! ::g

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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:24 pm

Very nice coin l;. Never found a big one yet so i’d Be very pleased with that beauty :D
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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by cantona1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:50 pm

Batman, from a distance we assume that some fields up in the North are paved with hammies, obviously not the case everywhere then :D I assumed that with the much larger population it would be much more common to find them, you have my sympathies :D it's bloody hard work isn't it?I

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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by cantona1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:01 pm

Any body have any idea why it would have been folded in half?? Any ideas on the livery button?

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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:35 pm

Hmmm is it a stork? The Chichester one is the nearest but not a direct match. You might find this a useful resource. It’s been shared on here before, but apologies I can’t remember who by. There are a couple of experts on these on the site so you may have to wait till they log on.

https://sites.google.com/site/liverybut ... and-stocks

The coin could have been bent for a number of reasons. Maybe it was accidental? Maybe found by a previous detectorist who’d straightened it, then re-buried it to get his/ her detecting karma back a la ‘The Detectorists’ ;)

The problems with this hobby are often our finds create more questions than they answer 8-}
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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by cantona1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:45 pm

Thanks Oxgirl, as long as it's not a Liverbird I'll be OK (Man United fan) B-)
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Looks like the hammie is a sixpence then, where are you Allectus? Any idea on the mint etc?

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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by Saki » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:55 pm

Really delighted for you cantona1 on your first hammy. Would love to have seen your reaction 🙌. I've still to find one.
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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by cantona1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:03 pm

Thanks Saki, I must admit I was really chuffed with it ::g

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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by Batman » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:52 pm

cantona1 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:50 pm
Batman, from a distance we assume that some fields up in the North are paved with hammies, obviously not the case everywhere then :D I assumed that with the much larger population it would be much more common to find them, you have my sympathies :D it's bloody hard work isn't it?I

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One in 7 years detecting for me mate, I have found 3 lots of gold and not modern gold either, so my statistics say I am 3 times more likely to find gold than hammered!!! It’s a strange hobby. :)

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Re: Finally a Hammy with the Q40

Post by cantona1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:07 pm

Batman, it's crazy isn't it? I found a Gold ring in the first month, since then I've found more silver partifacts than silver hammies, a piece of a buckle, cane toppers, watch cover etc, Silver French 1/12 ECU but until today no English hammies, hopefully they will come along more frequently now that I've broken my duck ::g

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