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    Elizabeth I Sixpence

    Had a few cold, wet, and windy hours this morning, close to the wind mill field. The field as only just had, the stubble turned into the ground. The surface is rough, and very sticky due to all the rain we have had recently. The field is not large, and raises gently towards where the mill, once ground it's corn. signals where not that often, the main sound being the wind whistling through the head phones. The surface eyes only finds were typical of a field close to a village in England. Plenty of broken clay pipe stems, blue and white bits of 19th century willow pattern pottery, older bits of green glaze 13th century pot, and the odd bit of Roman grey ware. All the only record left of the people that once lived on and worked these fields. Star find of the morning was a silver hammered sixpence, of Elizabeth the first, dated 1561. The others finds were a mixed bag really. A medieval lead loom weight, a large nipple button 18th century, part of a medieval stirrup 13th/14th century. And what looks like a sack seal, from your side of the pond, probably for animal feed or fertilizer. All in all, not a bad start to 2018. Robert.
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    That’s a nice big (whole) hammered silver Rob. It’s a survivor!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    That’s a nice big (whole) hammered silver Rob. It’s a survivor!
    Hello Scrappy, used to find more of these sixpences in the early day's. They don't come up so much now.

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    Now that's a historical find. Well done!!

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    Love to see a nice hammered in the plug someday- nice start to 2018 Rob
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    1500s, wow, what a beautiful coin. I feel like I done played the fool if I can pull something from the 1800s!

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    Sweet find on the BIG Hammered Lizzy. Must be a real thrill digging a nice sixpence from 1561. Real treasure.
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    Nice hammy. I thought nipple buttons were 17th century?
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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    Nice hammy. I thought nipple buttons were 17th century?
    Good point toasted, seen them described as both 17th and 18th century. Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robfinds View Post
    Hello Scrappy, used to find more of these sixpences in the early day's. They don't come up so much now.
    I agree Lizzy Sixpences is my most popular larger hammered finds. The golden age of hammered.

    Congrats on the first hammered of 2018.
    Last edited by CRUSADER; Jan 03, 2018 at 04:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurios1 View Post
    Sweet find on the BIG Hammered Lizzy. Must be a real thrill digging a nice sixpence from 1561. Real treasure.
    True it's always a thrill to dig any hammered silver coin ( and I've had many hundreds of them over the years). Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    I agree Lizzy Sixpences is my most popular larger hammered finds. The gold age of hammered.

    Congrats on the first hammered of 2018.
    True Cru, there must have been plenty minted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robfinds View Post
    Good point toasted, seen them described as both 17th and 18th century. Robert.
    Definitely mid-17th C & contemporary with the Civil War. (no confusion, other than those that state purely Civil War related)
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    That is a beautiful example of an old hammered coin 1561 ----sweet.

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    Beautiful hammered coin!

 

 
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