And on tonight’s conveyor belt…. 😆

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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 weights joined together, Spindle whorl, a very small lid, I think it says Sour on it?

My first coin was a silver hammered, then a Cartwheel Penny, and a 1921 penny. While we were digging a gorgeous pair of horses and carriage went by, so I got a couple of lovely pics. Am loving the tiny mushrooms, they are everywhere so took some more pics and the dew on the cobwebs was also so pretty.

The only downside to this hobby I can see is the poor worms 😬 I feel so bad when I accidentally decapitate them 😔
 

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Digger RJ

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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 weights joined together, Spindle whorl, a very small lid, I think it says Sour on it?

My first coin was a silver hammered, then a Cartwheel Penny, and a 1921 penny. While we were digging a gorgeous pair of horses and carriage went by, so I got a couple of lovely pics. Am loving the tiny mushrooms, they are everywhere so took some more pics and the dew on the cobwebs was also so pretty.

The only downside to this hobby I can see is the poor worms 😬 I feel so bad when I accidentally decapitate them 😔
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!!
 

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Ah rhank you… we think its an Elizabeth first.. 1578-82 xx
Looks like a Lizzy Half Groat.
You have a Lead pot mend to some 17th C Pottery, didn't realise they were still doing that in this period.
You have a 14th C Medieval Buckle & 1 of the Lead Weights could be Roman.

A few weeks back I saw a similar 'horse and carriage' on the edge of the next field going up a very steep grass hill, very impressive the power they have!
 
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Looks like a Lizzy Half Groat.
You have a Lead pot mend to some 17th C Pottery, didn't realise they were still doing that in this period.
You have a 14th C Medieval Buckle & 1 of the Lead Weights could be Roman.

A few weeks back I saw a similar 'horse and carriage' on the edge of the next field going up a very steep grass hill, very impressive the power they have!
Ah Thanks Crusader! Loved that we we were digging history and seeing the horses passing us by very special xx
 

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You take such lovely photographs blossom-a very keen eye.:goldtrophy:
Congrats on the Lizzie Half Groat-another notch on the spade handle.

What's the item beside the spoon?
yes, what is it? I find it interesting!

Wonderful posting, BTW, blossom. You find such great stuff and your photography is outstanding. (FYI... I am running out of adjectives to use for you. LOL)

@CRUSADER , thank you for identifying the finds. I have questions, if you don't mind answering, re: "You have a Lead pot mend to some 17th C Pottery." What is that?
 

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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 weights joined together, Spindle whorl, a very small lid, I think it says Sour on it?

My first coin was a silver hammered, then a Cartwheel Penny, and a 1921 penny. While we were digging a gorgeous pair of horses and carriage went by, so I got a couple of lovely pics. Am loving the tiny mushrooms, they are everywhere so took some more pics and the dew on the cobwebs was also so pretty.

The only downside to this hobby I can see is the poor worms 😬 I feel so bad when I accidentally decapitate them 😔
Great detail on the mushrooms and finds...that button is the cream of the crop! Beautiful presentation.

Thanks for sharing the lovely English countryside. :)
 

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@CRUSADER , thank you for identifying the finds. I have questions, if you don't mind answering, re: "You have a Lead pot mend to some 17th C Pottery." What is that?
When they fired clay pots in the Roman & Medieval times & it blow a hole in firing, instead of chucking it they would press lead into the gap & spread it both sides. Often you can find its of the pot shards wedged in the lead gap. Sometimes you can see the thumb print of the guy pressing the lead into the gap.
 

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Ah Thanks Crusader! Loved that we we were digging history and seeing the horses passing us by very special xx
And they weren't looking down at their cell phones. :)
 

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When they fired clay pots in the Roman & Medieval times & it blow a hole in firing, instead of chucking it they would press lead into the gap & spread it both sides. Often you can find its of the pot shards wedged in the lead gap. Sometimes you can see the thumb print of the guy pressing the lead into the gap.
Well, thank you 🙏 for that explanation. Finding one with a thumb print, wow, that would give me an eerie, humbling feeling.
 

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Finding one with a thumb print, wow, that would give me an eerie, humbling feeling.
Here is a Roman example of a Lead Pot Mend with thumb print.
 

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Well, thank you 🙏 for that explanation. Finding one with a thumb print, wow, that would give me an eerie, humbling feeling.
A thumb print would blow me away...
 

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