Two Oaks + New Random Field Day 2 - Hammered & Roman Bull Head Mount...

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Started the day where the farmer had cleared out a wooded area near an old house. He wanted us to try it so we did. He had pulled out tons of bottles (mostly 1920-1980s). We only spent 30 mins as it was basically a trash heap full of signals. (mostly modern junk other than a 1917 Penny) But it showed willing.
We then moved to a Game Strip which we did last year & got 1 scrappy & 1 fibula. I was pretty sure there was a Site next to the Game Strip, so I called it Two Oaks. (2 trees closely spaced right by the potential Site) Cru'dad did the Game Strip & got 1 scrappy, I went into the failed oil-seed rape area by the Two Oaks & got 1 more scrappy plus a Roman Bronze Bull Head Bowl/Cauldron Mount. Sadly broken in various places but see my only other better example:
What is confusing is that this Mount used in Ritual activity is fairly high status & yet the area so far is really low yield, so we need further investigation after harvest.
That took us 2 hours, taking us to 2.5 before lunch.

After lunch we returned to the New Random Field & I picked a big grid across the high ground for a 3 hour hunt. Lots of Geo coins, rare tin & copper plugged halfpenny, 3 Scrappies, nice Lead Tudor Button & a Charles I Sixpence - heavily clipped & worn & bent into a Love Token probably 150+ years later.


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Started the day where the farmer had cleared out a wooded area near an old house. He wanted us to try it so we did. He had pulled out tons of bottles (mostly 1920-1980s). We only spent 30 mins as it was basically a trash heap full of signals. (mostly modern junk other than a 1917 Penny) But it showed willing.
We then moved to a Game Strip which we did last year & got 1 scrappy & 1 fibula. I was pretty sure there was a Site next to the Game Strip, so I called it Two Oaks. (2 trees closely spaced right by the potential Site) Cru'dad did the Game Strip & got 1 scrappy, I went into the failed oil-seed rape area by the Two Oaks & got 1 more scrappy plus a Roman Bronze Bull Head Bowl/Cauldron Mount. Sadly broken in various places but see my only other better example:
What is confusing is that this Mount used in Ritual activity is fairly high status & yet the area so far is really low yield, so we need further investigation after harvest.
That took us 2 hours, taking us to 2.5 before lunch.

After lunch we returned to the New Random Field & I picked a big grid across the high ground for a 3 hour hunt. Lots of Geo coins, rare tin & copper plugged halfpenny, 3 Scrappies, nice Lead Tudor Button & a Charles I Sixpence - heavily clipped & worn & bent into a Love Token probably 150+ years later.


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As always, awesome digs! Congratulations
 

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Great hunt. I often wonder how you are able to identify the coins when so badly worn. Always thoughts as I got older I would have more time to hunt. Not happened yet.
Good luck to your and your Father.
 

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Started the day where the farmer had cleared out a wooded area near an old house. He wanted us to try it so we did. He had pulled out tons of bottles (mostly 1920-1980s). We only spent 30 mins as it was basically a trash heap full of signals. (mostly modern junk other than a 1917 Penny) But it showed willing.
We then moved to a Game Strip which we did last year & got 1 scrappy & 1 fibula. I was pretty sure there was a Site next to the Game Strip, so I called it Two Oaks. (2 trees closely spaced right by the potential Site) Cru'dad did the Game Strip & got 1 scrappy, I went into the failed oil-seed rape area by the Two Oaks & got 1 more scrappy plus a Roman Bronze Bull Head Bowl/Cauldron Mount. Sadly broken in various places but see my only other better example:
What is confusing is that this Mount used in Ritual activity is fairly high status & yet the area so far is really low yield, so we need further investigation after harvest.
That took us 2 hours, taking us to 2.5 before lunch.

After lunch we returned to the New Random Field & I picked a big grid across the high ground for a 3 hour hunt. Lots of Geo coins, rare tin & copper plugged halfpenny, 3 Scrappies, nice Lead Tudor Button & a Charles I Sixpence - heavily clipped & worn & bent into a Love Token probably 150+ years later.


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Your other cauldron example is really nice...if only your 2nd example, those seem hard to come by....just found above ground? Love tokens would be especially cool to find...I remember when you had recovered one that still had a lock of hair inside....great recoveries!
 

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Started the day where the farmer had cleared out a wooded area near an old house. He wanted us to try it so we did. He had pulled out tons of bottles (mostly 1920-1980s). We only spent 30 mins as it was basically a trash heap full of signals. (mostly modern junk other than a 1917 Penny) But it showed willing.
We then moved to a Game Strip which we did last year & got 1 scrappy & 1 fibula. I was pretty sure there was a Site next to the Game Strip, so I called it Two Oaks. (2 trees closely spaced right by the potential Site) Cru'dad did the Game Strip & got 1 scrappy, I went into the failed oil-seed rape area by the Two Oaks & got 1 more scrappy plus a Roman Bronze Bull Head Bowl/Cauldron Mount. Sadly broken in various places but see my only other better example:
What is confusing is that this Mount used in Ritual activity is fairly high status & yet the area so far is really low yield, so we need further investigation after harvest.
That took us 2 hours, taking us to 2.5 before lunch.

After lunch we returned to the New Random Field & I picked a big grid across the high ground for a 3 hour hunt. Lots of Geo coins, rare tin & copper plugged halfpenny, 3 Scrappies, nice Lead Tudor Button & a Charles I Sixpence - heavily clipped & worn & bent into a Love Token probably 150+ years later.


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Very Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 
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Great hunt. I often wonder how you are able to identify the coins when so badly worn.
Good luck to your and your Father.
Cheers.
Years of experience & good books gets the hammered IDed.
Some of the Roman coins are so far gone, we can only state they were once a Roman coin but have nothing to identify it any further other than size & weight.
 
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Your other cauldron example is really nice...if only your 2nd example, those seem hard to come by....just found above ground? Love tokens would be especially cool to find...I remember when you had recovered one that still had a lock of hair inside....great recoveries!
The Mounts are pretty Rare, first one I dug was below the normal plough depth. (hence why it survived)
This one was about 8 inches.

The lock of hair folded in a Lead piece was found by a mate & given to me. I donated it to the FLO to find a home for. It wasn't a love token unless a type of 'love spell', most likely a curse. Curses in folded lead is fairly common but to have hair in, I think a little rarer.
 

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