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.
THE WENDOVER HOARD
In May 2012 I published the story of a hoard that has never appeared in my blog – unless it was one of those lost – and is worthy of a place. You’ll find out why . . .
PULL TAB PORN COMPETITION
When The Life of Brian was first released in 1979 it was hailed by most as Monty Python’s finest parody and denounced by a few as the most blasphemous film of all time. But, with its unforgettable songs and its infinitely quotable script it has gone on to become an enduring cult classic. One of the more memorable quotes was:
“Apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system, and public health … what have the Romans ever done for us?