Another field another silver Part II Rare Bird Brooch

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More gridding on "another field"...
Not many finds today but we slowly get a picture with the early medieval finds. The field has a slope to the west and the expected merowingan settlements are within eyeshot.

Lead and brass. I don't call it trash this time. :thumbsup:
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Flower rosette, musket ball, thimble, bird band, oil lamp adjuster...
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Buttons and frag of a pilgrims ampoula
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Coins, religious pendant
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Silver 1772 1Stuber
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Decorated bronze ring strapping an iron part
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Find of the day. A rare 6th C. merowingan bird brooch. Worn in pairs by woman and very few of these early ones are found.
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Early medieval hair pin
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Top finds on a bone fragment
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Grenade of the day.... :laughing7: German 37mm AA shell
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Thanks for looking!
 
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Digger RJ

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Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Very nice bird brooch!!!:occasion14:

I did wonder if your mates gold bit was Merowingan.
 
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Very nice bird brooch!!!:occasion14:

I did wonder if your mates gold bit was Merowingan.

I almost think so. That would be close to the holy grail in early medieval finds. :notworthy:
 

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I like the sharp details on the brooch, held up well!
 
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I like the sharp details on the brooch, held up well!

We call this style cutted. It's crisp like the day it was made. Just cleaned with water and a brush. Very good alloy.
 

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Yes indeed congratulations..very well said
 

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We call this style cutted. It's crisp like the day it was made. Just cleaned with water and a brush. Very good alloy.
If it were a Saxon item in the UK, we would call this 'Chip Carved'.
 
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If it were a Saxon item in the UK, we would call this 'Chip Carved'.

I guess it's because of my translation, sounds like the meaning is the same.
Are there Saxon Brooches in a similar design? Saxon, Merowingians, Langobards, just different tribes of the same people.
 

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I guess it's because of my translation, sounds like the meaning is the same.
Are there Saxon Brooches in a similar design? Saxon, Merowingians, Langobards, just different tribes of the same people.
Yes, seen bird brooches but not double headed. Most are what they call 'button brooches', small circular with various designs including faces.
 

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Westfront ,,very nice it must be so exciting to hunt where the Romans were,,good luck out there
 

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Great finds. I like the religious pendant the best. Congrats!
 

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Nice bunch of finds- Congrats!
 

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Another nice hunt with another silver Lu. People here would have a heart attack finding a silver 1772 coin. Good luck.
 

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