musket ball

  1. A slow Sunday!

    so today we headed to a new field, the view was pretty, but we got bored of digging shot gun cases… so after a couple hours wandering about, we called it quits and headed back to yesterdays super field. We did ok considering only a couple of hours and we had been over it yesterday! got some...
  2. Today’s treasure 😍

    Back to the ridge and furrow field today! It was very damp, but the addiction is real so we persevered! So glad we did, we got musket balls, buttons, pot legs, spindle whorl, thimble, buckle, and patterned lead…! Plus the unidentified bits! 🤔 Oh yes and I got myself a lovely little hammered 😆...
  3. A digging day off, is a day well spent 😆 x

    Today we went back to the Ridge and furrow fields, just outside the village. Absolutely beautiful day spent digging the beeps😆.. Musket balls, buttons, a beautiful First World War badge, a 1848 four pence, with a hole thru, buckles, a gorgeous bridle boss (?), Roman nail (?) large piece of...
  4. And on tonight’s conveyor belt…. 😆

    After yesterday’s sun, this morning we were back to a far more normal misty damp morning, so we headed back off to the Court House site. And boy did it keep us busy! We dug 37 scrappy bits of lead plus the usual musket balls, a gorgeous livery button, made by Armfield of Birmingham. 2 lead...
  5. Today’s results!

    After the excitement of finding the Roman yesterday we headed back to the location and spent the day gridding around the area… Lead…. Big ugly lead… pic of the bits I found, himself had about the same which I let him keep 😆. Along the way musket balls, lead thingy’s couple of buttons, and a...
  6. My First Roman 😎

    a wet start to the day did not deter us.. we set off across the old deer park… very slow start which always mean i dig the iron targets to see what they might be… really old horse shoe… and Roman nails… so we kept at it… sure enough the musket balls, our lead thingys started popping, along with...
  7. Day off =extra digging day 😃

    With great excitement we set off bright nd early to at last go back to the field where I found my greatest treasure…… but the pheasant shooting season has started and the gates were locked 😕 so we scrambled for plan b, some stubble fields that are going to be contracted out, so our last chance...
  8. Today’s Treasure

    Well this week I decided to do some LiDAR checking on some of the fields on our permission and found something possibly interesting… so off we headed! Loads of iron signals and lots of lead… the Deus loves those little tiny signals, we have had a lot of rain this week so the mud was very...
  9. Deus Day 2!

    Back in the fields today… someone once said… you no ur doing it right when u find a quarter of a hammered… so quite proud to find half a tiny hammered 😍!! All the usual suspects up today buttons, Top of a thimble, musket ball, a spoon, a weight.. but also a lot more tiny targets!! Not...
  10. Deus Day 1 😎

    At last we”ve gone to the dark side nd hung up our little yellow Garretts nd brought the Deus 😎… With some trepidation we set off and soon hit our stride.. my first Deus dig produced a little musket ball! Nice! Lots of buttons, lead weights, buckles, bits of lead, other bits of metal,(?) a...
  11. Today was a good day! 😎

    Today dawned bright and sunny after yesterday‘s rain so we set off eagerly across the grass fields… started Finding bullets, so changed direction back towards the truck, I got a poor signal and we were in 2 minds whether we dug, but as the digging was easy I did, about 8 inches down up popped my...
  12. A quiet Sunday..

    So day 2 of our long weekend was spent soothing our addiction. went to an old field really close to the village that still has the ridge and furrow lumps nd bumps across it. Having never searched here we were as ever excited himself especially as he loves finding the coins… (he has “Crusader...
  13. Today’s treasure!

    At last we were able to get back out in the fresh air! The fields we wanted to do were being worked, so we decided to try a random field.. we were very happy we did. An amazing button… 2 amazing horse shoes… musket balls, a conjoined musket ball, more of our special lead thingys… and another...
  14. Today’s quick scamper…

    today we decided to go back to a lovely field we have been to a few times, the electric fence was off, so we were able to do the edges. The weather was perfect, the Ground was a lot more forgiving on the knees so off we went… so glad we did, although not as exciting as yesterdays finds, we loved...
  15. An hour in the field and we find silver! 😎

    we only had an hour tonight so a quick waddle around our favourite field and it doesn’t disappoint! We have had lots of rain in the last couple of days, so digging was a joy! No idea what this little silver thing is… but its got a hallmark! Musket balls, lead, buttons, a thimble and other...
  16. Today’s very short trip

    So after unplanned tasks, we only got out for an hour, so we went to a local field we have been in before, and found a few targets. A nice shiny silver button, and lead and the tiniest target ever which took me forever to find 😂 but it was lovely to be out in the sunshine with beautiful scenery...
  17. Tonight’s quick hunt

    Wow the nights are really drawing in here, but we managed a quick swing.. our first whole Crotal Bell, some bits of metal, circular one is heavy(?) Little buttons, and lead couple of musket balls, what looks like a squished lid (?) and a strange little bit that looks like a seal 🤔 xx
  18. Day 3 results …

    Day 3 was a beautiful cooler day and a new field, we were looking for an old path shown on early 1800’s map. More beautiful buttons, a livery button made by Firmin shows a lion holding a sword and possibly a Fleur-de-lis? A ring, a small trade weight, pot fragments, spatula type thing… and 2...
  19. Today quick visit…

    So we went back over last nights area and got a few more targets out, another conjoined musket ball, musket balls, 2 buttons, a crusty coin, buckle and other little bits.
  20. Today’s hunt results…

    A perfect day spent walking in the sun produced these lovely items… no hammered, but happy to save these. Not sure if that’s a coat of arms on the metal pendant? And more of the little lead pieces... we now have 7 of them. Any IDs as ever much appreciated. x
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