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    TREASURE - Medieval Silver Gilt Pilgrims Badge...

    This post is a combination of 2 solo hunts. Friday Cru'Dad tried for less than 3 hours a field that turned up nothing better than a couple of buttons & a modern padlock. Today I did 4 hours on a piece of set-a-side that's at the base of a hill near a Roman Site.

    I had;
    A Leather Mount
    Jaw Harp
    Nice Medieval French Jetton
    My star find that I thought was a piece of molten silver until I clean it, turned out to be a High Status Medieval Silver-Gilt Pilgrims Badge of St George & the Dragon. (the dragon has broken of) This is a pretty rare find because most were made of Lead or Pewter.
    See more info of a similar complete example;
    https://finds.org.uk/database/artefa...cord/id/521151

    https://finds.org.uk/database/artefa...cord/id/635417
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    Last edited by CRUSADER; Feb 06, 2017 at 10:53 AM.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

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    Im so jealous of your history over there....
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    Pretty darn cool find. Congrats.
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    Very interesting and rare find.
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    Now thats a find, rare and especially when thinking the St. Georges cult become common in medieval times and is still in use! St. George is the patron saint for the firefighters here. The St. Georges cross became the flag of England, St. George is the patron of the hiker, field hands and the diggers so to me you can clearly say it's the patron of a metal detectorist too as long as you believe in that. But why are the good finds broken
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    Congrats to you both on some nice finds
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    Another great hunt, congratulations!
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    THANKS ALL...
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
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    Hey Cru,

    Here's one I found in Essex about 5 years ago, was disclaimed, treasure report said 15th century silver Name:  statue3.jpg
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Size:  7.9 KBMedieval figure of knight missing arms and feet with pose that represent St. George spearing the dragon, different that it was cast in round unlike pilgrim badges, reverse has remains of loop used for stitching or suspension, 18 mm width 9mm
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    I love the jetton !! Sweet finds as usual for you.
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    Very nice selection of finds Cru. The pilgrim badge is quite an awesome find. At first glance it looks like molten silver - nice save!
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    Quote Originally Posted by etex View Post
    Hey Cru,

    Here's one I found in Essex about 5 years ago, was disclaimed, treasure report said 15th century silver Name:  statue3.jpg
Views: 534
Size:  7.8 KBName:  statue3f.jpg
Views: 523
Size:  7.9 KBMedieval figure of knight missing arms and feet with pose that represent St. George spearing the dragon, different that it was cast in round unlike pilgrim badges, reverse has remains of loop used for stitching or suspension, 18 mm width 9mm
    Being cast in the round makes me think it's not a Pilgrim's Badge. The BM don't know it all & without the whole piece, I think they best guess. Although I don't have a better theory either!
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post
    I love the jetton !! Sweet finds as usual for you.
    Yeap, it's rarer to get these thicker earlier types. (It's a type I need as well)
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    That's a super find ! With that big loop on the back , would that have been sewn on to a tunic or vest ? Banner material I woulx think !
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