I had a good weekend! Was off Friday for Veteran?s day, got in about 3.5 hours but, I just couldn?t get my coil over anything good, two musket balls and a lead seal was all, crossed that field off my list. Saturday was a better day for finds in spite of the light rain, lots of interesting targets! Today I hesitated to do a hunt as we had 38F, sideways rain fall and wind. I figured what the heck, in a month or so I won?t have a choice. Tried detecting the field from yesterday but it was a non starter so I went to a battle field defensive position from 1704 where I found a nice cannon ball and the forest would block the rain and wind some. When I arrived, the rain stopped and the wind died off, hallelujah! Enjoyed a good 1.5 hours there then the rain came back however, I made a few nice finds. Here?s the pictures, below is a field I hit Friday just 200 meters from where the original town was founded 998 years ago, it gave up nothing other than a few iron pieces and an ox shoe, there is a stream to the far right so I think it could have been a marshy area back in the day. The town moved in 1250 AD approximately 1 kilometer East.
Coins were not abundant but, I did manage a worn out 1826 copper 1 Heller coin.
Three glass beads in one day spread out on the field, I was thinking a strand was lost here as I have found a few here but, they are made differently from different periods. Two are rolled and the far right one has been dipped. The far right one is exactly the same type and color I found near a Celtic grave site over 100 miles from here.
Obverse of two lead seals.
Reverse of two lead seals.
Eleven musket balls, several large caliber and a few small calibers.
A few relics, the wide pieces remind me of soldier medals and I?m almost certain they are/were.
Some interesting jewelry, thought they were just wadded up pieces of wire at first. The left piece may be made of weak 9K gold, very heavy for its size and has held up well in the field. The middle piece looks like the G-Clef musical note and was fashioned this way. The right piece still has some gold plating.
This was a tricky find, swung over the target and hit a bad then good signal, back over it good then bad signal. Dug up a 4? iron spike then swung over it again being curious, good signal and dug this up. Rare to get two targets on a plowed field in the same hole but, it happened three times on this field. A very interesting find, looks like silver and the red stones look like real rubies and it is very heavy, the size of a dime. Glass gets a rough dull surface from being pushed around in the dirt, these rubies are still shiny and the piece looks old and intact. I?ll have it checked soon. This is the obverse with eight red rubies.
Reverse with a single ruby. I wonder what it was?
The following finds are from this afternoon. A crusty 1851 copper 1 Kreuzer, reverse has very little definition.
Two religious pendants, they were deep.
I really believe this is a small cannon ball made of lead as I have seen many small cannons in museums and castles, always thought what wimpy little cannons they are. The cannon?s size is about 3? long. Found it 30 meters from the defensive position, incoming! The large caliber musket ball and dime are for size reference. Any info on the cannon ball is welcomed. HH, Mike Linkback:
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