Oh well, back to reality, nothing amazing to show but a few finds to keep us interested.
I had a return visit to my Nephew's permission yesterday hoping for some great finds like that Edward III hammered coin I found last time. We concentrated in that same field feeling sure we would hit something amazing, but alas, all that came out were mostly grot coins and buttons. Mind you, I was pleased with one button with a design on which looks well old. Made of copper I've had it ID'd as 18th century.
My Nephew did manage a very worn Queen Victoria silver 3d and just as many grots and buttons as me.
. They are described as a leather worker's cast lead palm guard. One surface is flat and the other is convex with a central circular indentation. The guard would have been wrapped in cloth or held in a pouch and used to force needles through the tough material while protecting the user's palm. The indentation would prevent the needle from glancing off the surface.
Monday 27 April 2015.