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  1. #1
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    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
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    Interesting relics from combined hunts and a few whats its...

    I have detected about 22 hours the past two weeks and half the hours in the new area where I am moving to. Found a nice apartment right in the middle of my detecting region. The new area has been a slight let down so far, not many finds for the hours put in and nothing very old. I detected near a Celtic fortress, it is on a hilltop plain. The fields here are extremely rocky and are tough on the finds. Nearly every field I detected had grid/foot marks as if someone had detected it already, what a bummer I thought until I met a man out for a walk. He asked me what I was doing and I explained the hobby mentioning someone had beat me to the fields, he explained the tracks are from people hunting for Geodes and crystals and he has never seen anyone with a detector. I picked up a hand full of crystals and half a Geode just because they are pretty and now realize this is something else to look for while detecting. I’ll have to study up on gems and minerals. The area is near the Gem capitol of the world, a very exciting place considering the culture and history. Very beautiful, mountainous and up hill anyway you go, LOL! Here is half a Geode I found.

    There are several castles in my detecting region. I can not detect them but if there is a plowed field near them then it’s OK. Some of these fields have been farmed for thousands of years.





    The following finds were found in Bavaria. Obverse of a lead seal or a cap, not sure what it is or what the image is and there is lettering around the legend.

    Reverse of lead piece.

    An old FOB with an image of a person, maybe an angel. It has a very thick patina over it.

    Four thimbles and a finger ring.

    A large aluminum swastika pin given to volunteers during WWII for various work, this one says “Tag Der Arbeit” or “Day of Work”. Date of 1935 divided by an eagle at the bottom holding a swastika in a wreath.

    Obverse of a late seal matrix, late 1800s to early 1900s. Appears to have the initials D.R. I have mirrored the image and the seal is 17mm wide.

    Reverse and stem of the seal.

    This little pewter container is interesting, 27mm tall, looks like it should open, has a hanger at the top and I’m not sure why it has a hole at the bottom. The hole may have happened in the field. It looks and is the size of a thimble. I have an idea what it is but will welcome any opinions. Also found the usual worn coppers, musket balls, buttons and lead seals. HH, Mike


  2. #2
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    Dec 2004
    Long Island New York
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    Re: Interesting relics from combined hunts and a few whats its...

    Fantastic post as always Mike, great pictures. Good luck on your move. I'm looking foward to seeing the finds from your new area.

    kenb

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    Mar 2006
    Idaho
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    Re: Interesting relics from combined hunts and a few whats its...

    B. MIKE.

    Don't pass up those geodes!

    About three weeks ago I took my Grandson to a Rock and Gem show and they had 3 boxes of Geodes (uncracked.) One box $8.00 second 13.00 and 3rd 22.00.

    He picked a $13.00 one and then they cracked it for him. A crowd of people were there and when the geode was cracked and shown they all went Ahhh...and clapped.

    The gentleman that cracked it made Angelo an offer. Two $22.00 geodes in trade. He refused. Then he was made an offer of $100.00 for it. If there had not been so many witnesses, I would of smacked him on the noggin when he refused that offer also.

    Tony

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    Feb 2006
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    Re: Interesting relics from combined hunts and a few whats its...

    The last item might be a personal salt container... or possibly for snuff.... I have seen similar items at Antique shops listed as such except they are usually more ornate.


    MonkeyBoy

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    Nov 2005
    South Central Kansas
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    Re: Interesting relics from combined hunts and a few whats its...

    WTG Mike love your posts. Good luck in your new area.
    Burdie

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    Sep 2006
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    Re: Interesting relics from combined hunts and a few whats its...

    My goodness what a great bunch of pictures and finds, and possible places to hunt!

    Keep 'em comming... looking forward to the next bunch!

  7. #7
    TreasureTales

    Re: Interesting relics from combined hunts and a few whats its...

    Great pix. Thank you for posting all of them. If the hole in the last item is determined to be original (as opposed to accidental or a part of the decaying process), then I wonder if it was some type of thread container. It's a cute little thing, almost resembles an acorn.

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    Sep 2005
    Greenville NOrth Craolina
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    Re: Interesting relics from combined hunts and a few whats its...

    WOW I personally love german history and Bavaria is one of my favorites, I have many coins form the old german state

  9. #9
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    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
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    Re: Interesting relics from combined hunts and a few whats its...

    Thanks for the comments! I was thinking the small container has something to do with sewing and I have also found several thimbles on this field. Thanks for the info about Geodes, I will keep my eyes open for them. HH, Mike

 

 

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