''The Hill'' - Day 7 - Hammered, 2 SAXON SCEATS & a Copper STYCA!!!

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Some rain today but nothing too bad, so got on with the job of the mega grid. We were meant to be going into a previously recorded blank area, but the finds beg to differ, with the deep plough our best friend this year. Plus thanks to the farmer who leaves it perfectly flat but doesn't plan to drill until Spring.8-)
Cru'dad got a Sceat on the first run & not to be out done I got an imitation one on the next run. At one point Cru'dad shouted over '"Another outstanding day?!'" I replied "yes, because we are outstanding in our field". :thumbsup:

5 Hours of pure joy;

8 Scrappies (1 holed)
18th C 'Rev War' Marines Button
Lead Token
17th C Token
Medieval Buckle
Medieval Lead Seal Matrix
Lead Cloth Seal
6th C Saxon Brooch
Saxon Strap-end
Saxon Clothes Hasp
Ancient Awl
Bit of a Roman Military Buckle
Broken Hammered Penny
Saxon Sceat (Imitation Series K)
Sceat of King Aethelred of Mercia AD674-704
(good example)
I got my first ever Saxon Northumberland Stycas (Still needs full ID, but something I thought near impossible as we are 200 miles from the Kingdom!)

Can this continue?!

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Further UPDATE:

I've asked which Northumberland King the Styca might be imitating, I think it 'may' be Eanred AD810-841. Answer;
''Impossible to say for sure, but probably Aethelred II.'' (Circa AD840s)
 

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Some rain today but nothing too bad, so got on with the job of the mega grid. We were meant to be going into a previously recorded blank area, but the finds beg to differ, with the deep plough our best friend this year. Plus thanks to the farmer who leaves it perfectly flat but doesn't plan to drill until Spring.8-)
Cru'dad got a Sceat on the first run & not to be out done I got an imitation one on the next run. At one point Cru'dad shouted over '"Another outstanding day?!'" I replied "yes, because we are outstanding in our field". :thumbsup:

5 Hours of pure joy;

8 Scrappies (1 holed)
18th C 'Rev War' Marines Button
Lead Token
17th C Token
Medieval Buckle
Medieval Lead Seal Matrix
Lead Cloth Seal
6th C Saxon Brooch
Saxon Strap-end
Saxon Clothes Hasp
Ancient Awl
Bit of a Roman Military Buckle
Broken Hammered Penny
Saxon Sceat (Imitation Series K)
Sceat of King Aethelred of Mercia AD674-704
(good example)
I got my first ever Saxon Northumberland Stycas (Still needs full ID, but something I thought near impossible as we are 200 miles from the Kingdom!)

Can this continue?!

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that Awl is so cool, really liking that spunback button second from left top, coins are killer of course. Hopefully you have been getting some rain/moisture on a regular basis. Take care.
 
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that Awl is so cool, really liking that spunback button second from left top, coins are killer of course. Hopefully you have been getting some rain/moisture on a regular basis. Take care.
Cheers, & we are getting plenty of rain, so signals singing out.
 

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Congratulations to you both. What is the thing with the crown and two hearts? I like that. Which one is the styca? Last two pics , bottom left? Is that it?
The thing with the crown and two hearts is what's left of a silver cufflink. First made to commemorate King Charles II marriage to Catherine of Braganza in the 1660's. I dug an intact one with both end pieces in South Carolina of all places. From what I read about the cufflinks, they were in style and worn into the early 1700's.
 
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The thing with the crown and two hearts is what's left of a silver cufflink. First made to commemorate King Charles II marriage to Catherine of Braganza in the 1660's. I dug an intact one with both end pieces in South Carolina of all places. From what I read about the cufflinks, they were in style and worn into the early 1700's.
There is a lot of mis-information about these. Mine is a copper-alloy & not the silver version & was a 2 piece construction, which placed it & others (through association of design) in the mid-18th C earliest. The CII connection is a Red Herrin, unless it was to celebrate 100 years later ie. 1760.
 

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The thing with the crown and two hearts is what's left of a silver cufflink. First made to commemorate King Charles II marriage to Catherine of Braganza in the 1660's. I dug an intact one with both end pieces in South Carolina of all places. From what I read about the cufflinks, they were in style and worn into the early 1700's.
I recall reading that thread, vaguely.
 

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There is a lot of mis-information about these. Mine is a copper-alloy & not the silver version & was a 2 piece construction, which placed it & others (through association of design) in the mid-18th C earliest. The CII connection is a Red Herrin, unless it was to celebrate 100 years later ie. 1760.
interesting! Mine is silver, no doubt.
 

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Great stuff as always
 
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interesting! Mine is silver, no doubt.
Yeap, the silver ones also mirror the 18th C cuff-link types. The earliest cuff-links were the Stuart Crystal types & NOT these.
 

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