Gone but not forgotten

By Mike Greatbatch

 

About 4 or 5 years ago my detecting partner, Eric gave me a bucket of metal detecting scrap/treasure to look through just in case there was anything in there I might be interested in keeping.  I parked it in my garage and forgot all about it.  Sadly, Eric passed away nearly three years ago and recently while sorting out some things in my garage I came across this bucket and decided to look through it. As I had thought, most of it was crap but then, when I got to the bottom there was what looked like a brass ring. I decided to clean it up a bit and when I did, I discovered it was in fact a small gold ring!

Not only was it a gold ring but inside I could see an inscription. Holding the ring up to the light I read the inscription “REMEMBER YOUR FREIND“ – spooky! (It is misspelt)

September 2018

September 2018

Artefact of the month - Nigel Terry. A late Medieval or early post-Medieval gold ring set with a grey/blue facetted stone. Flat section hoop, decorated along it's length with raised rectangular block design. The rectangular bezel has a beaded lower border. Probably...

August 2018

August 2018

Best Artifact find of the month goes to: Graham Gislam, who found a stunning piece of Bronze Age ring money on arable pea field, using his Deus with an 11" coil, somewhere in the East Norfolk area. This is his secret magic formula.......! Deus fast, slightly modified...

Crotal Bell

Crotal Bell

Crotal Bell - 16th-17th century. This crotal bell has the makers hammer mark and can be seen on the UK Detector Finds Database The bell was cast in one piece and the suspension loop was drilled. Crotal bells made in this way are the earlier 16th-17th century examples...

More recent finds by club members

September 2018 – Finds of the month runners up

September 2018 – Finds of the month runners up

This month we decided to also photograph the second and third place finds from our ‘Finds of the Month’ competition at the club meeting. Graeme did the judging and these are the results: Artefact: 2nd; Fragmentary head of  early Anglo Saxon square-headed brooch. 5th...

Crotal Bell

Crotal Bell

Crotal Bell - 16th-17th century. This crotal bell has the makers hammer mark and can be seen on the UK Detector Finds Database The bell was cast in one piece and the suspension loop was drilled. Crotal bells made in this way are the earlier 16th-17th century examples...

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