Metal detecting – recent finds

A selection of buckles

A selection of buckles

I’ve not been out detecting much recently. This lot came from inland – it’s nice to get away from the beach occasionally.

Buckles seem to be quite a common find. These are all some sort of copper alloy so they’re quite well preserved.

The barrel-tap key is a throwback to a different way of life. The key offered some security when barrels of beer or cider were taken out into the field.

I did find one coin – an 1861 penny. This is the oldest coin I’ve found so far (and possibly the oldest item).

A Barrel-tap key - probably 19C

A Barrel-tap key - probably 19C

Barrel-tap key

Barrel-tap key - a view of the end

A cigarette lighter

A cigarette lighter - not working yet

A lock plate

Perhaps the security door off a secure mouse hole?

Rings

Everyone wants to find a ring. Not necessarily giant iron rings though.

Victoria penny 1861

Victoria penny 1861 - the oldest coin I've found so far

tails

...and the tail side

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About lancewoodman

Heritage interpreter, playwright and teacher. Living on the South Coast of England.

Posted on November 4, 2011, in Metal detecting. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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