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What Detecting is All About

By: Anonymous


This has to be my best find ever and I have found some really great artefacts. Brand new land, which is steeped in history within 1/2 mile of a Manor House and on a "How" a mound which was used in the early medieval times as a meeting place to exchange goods and news, all being over looked and in control of the Lord of the Manor.

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It was one of those day which my detecting buddy and I had great expectations. All indications would suggest many great finds. After two hours of finding nothing not even a rusty nail. I had just set off to make my way back to the Landi to make a cuppa indicating to my Neil my buddy to follow in 5 minuets when the land owner tapped me on my shoulder. I stuck my spade in the ground and rested the E-TRAC on on it as you do. The E-TRAC gave such a loud and clear high pitch sound, thinking that it was the spade that had given the signal I took my headphones off to talk to the land owner.

After a brief chat I picked up the E-TRAC and was surprised to find that it was not the spade. With the landowner looking on I dug a plug of soil out of the turf, and between 6 and 8 inches down and the bottom of the hole the land owner and I found our selves looking at a 11-12c Heraldic Pendant with gold and blue enamel decoration it measures 50mm across with the suspension loop still intact. I is beautiful, this what detecting is all about..

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