JUST A SHORT POST TO SEE IF THE LATEST CHANGES ARE WORKING
I was browsing an American detecting site the other day where the main reason given for buying a machine was that detecting is one of the few hobbies that really pays for itself. Not sure about that. Talk was about ‘everyday’ finds as old and new coins, diamond rings, gold jewellery, valuable ‘relics’ and even buried treasure. Maybe this applies to the lucky few. I certainly have a lot of catching-up to do!
Thomas Peirce has been detecting around the Ringwood area of Hampshire for over 22 years. In July of 2017 he found a small metal bar with markings. The experts were very excited and the FLO told him that it was a copper zoomorphic die of around 1200-1400.
I’m never surprised by what detectorists find in fields. Of course, if I was an archaeologist, taught to use his/her imagination to state what an article was, who it belonged to, and its function, it wouldn’t pose such a problem.