These were the one hundred and seventy bits of metal I tipped out of the bag after the last two outings. Most of it was rubbish but there were also some really interesting finds. Photos follow.
An Edward III penny of the "Florin" type from around 1343
A Henry VI annulet issue groat minted in Calais c 1422- 1427 Sadly badly cracked by the plough.
A Henry III silver penny minted in Newcastle c1248-1250
A Medieval cut quarter penny. Virtually impossible to identify. I also found two Elizabethan pennies.
Coins were just a few of the finds. Here are some of the artefacts that turned up.
This button from around 1800 doesn't look much but the inscription is for Framlingham Loyal Volunteers. Here's what I found out about them.
And here are some more interesting bits and pieces.
|A Tudor/Stuart Period Clothes Fastener|
|A Medieval Buckle|
|A Medieval Buckle Plate|
|A Late Medieval/ Post Medieval Thimble|
|A Medieval Buckle Fragment|
|18/19th C Clog Clasp|
|A Lead Loom Or Spindle Weight|
|Small Lead Pieces Possibly Gaming Counters Or Coin Weights|
Copper Alloy Fragment. Hand carved with Gothic script letters on both sides - possible Medieval annular brooch fragment.