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Detecting Abroad => Detecting Finds => Topic started by: Bruno on November 03, 2019, 07:25:13 PM

Title: My best from Falkland
Post by: Bruno on November 03, 2019, 07:25:13 PM
Another enjoyable day dug plenty of coppers seen some nice finds and managed a wee eddy.
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: gasman on November 03, 2019, 08:11:29 PM
Nice wee set of finds, well done on the hammered.
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Sland on November 03, 2019, 08:27:39 PM
Nice set of finds there!

I had to leave around 12 as I had run out of energy but managed to find the following:

(http://www.sutherlandweb.co.uk/hosted/detecting/falkland/_DSC3439.jpg)

The coin is a VERY worn copper but you can just about make out a face.  It is 28.4mm in diameter, 1.8/1.9mm thick and weighs 7.38g.  Have been digging around on the net and the only copper coins I can find with that diameter are George II/George III halfpennies.  Given the state of the coin it is pretty worthless so will try and clean it up a bit to see if I can tease out any details.  Any recommendations for an approach to that?
I nearly walked past the coin as it responded like yet another coke can but glad I decided to dig it up.

(http://www.sutherlandweb.co.uk/hosted/detecting/falkland/_DSC3444.jpg)

The iron object is intriguing, the right hand end shows evidence of being broken a long time ago.  ANy ideas what it might be?  I wondered if it might be the point of a plow but open to suggestions.  The leading edge is not vertical but slightly sloped like the prow of a ship.

(http://www.sutherlandweb.co.uk/hosted/detecting/falkland/_DSC3441.jpg)

The third object is a lump of lead - very nice signal.

Coin and lead from south edge of southern field.  The iron object from west end of southern field.  Northern field seemed pretty barren to me but I didn't cover a lot of it.
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Sam on November 03, 2019, 08:36:33 PM
Nice hammered, well dug.
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Mudplugger on November 03, 2019, 08:51:52 PM
Your copper is a George lll halfpenny.  :)
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Mudplugger on November 03, 2019, 08:55:09 PM
Apologies to Bruno but my last remark was relating to Sland's copper.  Nice wee hammie Bruno, well done.  :)
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Sland on November 03, 2019, 08:58:55 PM
Apologies to Bruno but my last remark was relating to Sland's copper.  Nice wee hammie Bruno, well done.  :)
Thanks Mudplugger. Appreciate the info.  :)
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Sam on November 03, 2019, 09:15:43 PM
Good finds Sland, well dug. The iron piece is interesting
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Sland on November 03, 2019, 09:17:38 PM
Good finds Sland, well dug. The iron piece is interesting
Thanks Sam.  Indeed, I like a good mystery :)
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: EleanorF on November 03, 2019, 09:38:38 PM
Bruno, well done again on your hammy, nice 😊🙌, what is the other coin/token ? Not the cartwheel, or button, the other one?
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Uncle Bob on November 03, 2019, 11:37:54 PM
Iron looks like part of the slug from a 'sad iron' or old fashioned smoothing iron...
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: gasman on November 04, 2019, 12:29:55 AM
I would agree with it being the base  part of an old iron.
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: cm68 on November 04, 2019, 08:42:42 AM
Well done with the Hammy Brian👍
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: TheJim on November 04, 2019, 03:38:44 PM
Another wee Eddy  :)  Well dug  :)
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Granty on November 04, 2019, 04:17:20 PM
Well done on the hammie Brian crackin nik & like the token  8)
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Sland on November 04, 2019, 07:19:08 PM
Cheers to Gasman and Uncle Bob for suggestions.  Those are the best yet and I think you might be right on the money.
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Sland on November 04, 2019, 10:36:52 PM
Well if been trawling the net for images of old flat irons or smoothing irons and cannot find any that would have had a large circular hole in the middle so still puzzled  :P
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Sland on November 22, 2019, 12:52:40 AM
Found this, could it be part of an old stonemason's hammer?

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-stone-masons-hammers-very-old
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Sam on November 22, 2019, 09:55:55 AM
Found this, could it be part of an old stonemason's hammer?

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-stone-masons-hammers-very-old

I’d agree with UncleBob and say it’s one of these:

https://www.objectlessons.org/houses-and-homes-victorians/box-iron--slug-victorian-original/s59/a962/

More examples on google with search for ‘box iron slug’.
You can see the heat damage going by your pic.
Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: My best from Falkland
Post by: Sland on November 22, 2019, 07:02:19 PM
I’d agree with UncleBob and say it’s one of these:

https://www.objectlessons.org/houses-and-homes-victorians/box-iron--slug-victorian-original/s59/a962/

More examples on google with search for ‘box iron slug’.
You can see the heat damage going by your pic.
Hope this helps :)
Now that is an excellent suggestion. Apologies to Uncle Bob as I have difficulty understanding things and he was prob first with the answer.

Many thanks all.