Finds from the last field

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A short but spirited visit to what is the very last field available to me and by rights it should be in crop now but due to this unpredictable and rather wet summer , the fields havent all been done in their usual time . I only tend to pop on this field as my final end to the season and generally manage a couple of visits until the crop is too high .

Historically wise this field is mostly Georgian and Victorian with a few WW2 finds here and there but nothing much before that period and in the 6 years I have been on this field I havent had anything early but that is not to say there isnt early stuff in there , its just I havent found it yet !
What I did muster up was this which looks to be some sort of harness type fitting and does look to pre date the Georgian period .
20240610_151224_resized[184919]harness fitment 1.jpg
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I have no clue what it is or how old , just a guess but possibly post medieval ?
There is also a lot of decent signals and sadly they end up being small aluminium fragments and there is plenty of them but if you persevere something good pops up .
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This was a very feint but sharp signal and a nice surprise to find a decent button for a change and it cleaned up well .
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Last decent find was this Suffolk " badge" . It looks military but I am not sure but there is a good array of finds in this field to round off the final part of a very wet season .
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Perhaps Mason Necton hall for the button :?:
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63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment of Foot started in 1756 and amalgamated with the 96th Regiment of Foot to form the Manchester Regiment in 1881. Took part in the American war of independence and the Napoleonic wars.
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Some nice relic finds. Hope you can find more in that field.
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Gleaner wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:01 pm Perhaps Mason Necton hall for the button :?:
That is possible although Necton is a fair distance away :thumbsup:
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Nig the dig wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:41 am 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment of Foot started in 1756 and amalgamated with the 96th Regiment of Foot to form the Manchester Regiment in 1881. Took part in the American war of independence and the Napoleonic wars.
Thankyou , great ID :thumbsup:
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Some nice finds , Paul.
Do like the West Suffolk Badge. Quite large and the only badges i have found so far have the curvature running from 9 o`clock to 3 o`clock, whereas yours is the opposite.
Only became the West Suffolk in 1782.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Nice finds Paul :thumbsup: The strap slide is likely to be 1500-1700, so much earlier than the other items. It’s in lovely condition.
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Kenleyboy wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:31 pm That is possible although Necton is a fair distance away :thumbsup:
Nearest i could find Paul
https://www.myfamilysilver.com/pages/cr ... name=Mason
https://www.myfamilysilver.com/pages/cr ... name=Mason
Their family motto is God my trust :thumbsup:
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Gleaner wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:37 pm Nearest i could find Paul
https://www.myfamilysilver.com/pages/cr ... name=Mason
https://www.myfamilysilver.com/pages/cr ... name=Mason
Their family motto is God my trust :thumbsup:
Thanks Gleaner , spot on :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:30 pm Nice finds Paul :thumbsup: The strap slide is likely to be 1500-1700, so much earlier than the other items. It’s in lovely condition.
The strap slide is an encouraging find as it is the earliest item I have ever found on this particular field . :thumbsup:
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