Justified & Ancient
- Mar 17, 2014
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Saw on local FB that someone found a George IV gold sovereign last week in a field. Their second one in the last few months in that village!I'd accidentally set two alarms on my clock last night, first went off at 05:30 (for Work) - arrghh I thought it was Saturday. No wait, it is Saturday - isn't it ? Second went off 07:00 so I could get to a field in Oxfordshire for a Detector dig. Weather was glorious, field was flat but it was a ten minute walk from the farm where we'd parked. Thirty of us strung out in a socially distanced line as we crossed a road and headed into Mythago Woods. A lycra-clad cyclist (obviously from Oxford) stopped and commented on a " Karma of metal detectorists" - heh . Sad news was it was going to be the last dig before the Gov't crackdown on groups over six, which probably means no more this year. And I had to leave early when I really wanted to stay. Anyway, I found my very first hammered ie very thin (hammered) small silver coin. Elisabeth I three-farthing (3/4d) 1562 and I'm still grinning.
If it photographs OK and anyone is interested, I'll stick it on the Detector thread.