Metal detecting – recent finds

A selection of buckles

A selection of buckles

I’ve not been out detecting much recently. This lot came from inland – it’s nice to get away from the beach occasionally.

Buckles seem to be quite a common find. These are all some sort of copper alloy so they’re quite well preserved.

The barrel-tap key is a throwback to a different way of life. The key offered some security when barrels of beer or cider were taken out into the field.

I did find one coin – an 1861 penny. This is the oldest coin I’ve found so far (and possibly the oldest item).

A Barrel-tap key - probably 19C

A Barrel-tap key - probably 19C

Barrel-tap key

Barrel-tap key - a view of the end

A cigarette lighter

A cigarette lighter - not working yet

A lock plate

Perhaps the security door off a secure mouse hole?


Everyone wants to find a ring. Not necessarily giant iron rings though.

Victoria penny 1861

Victoria penny 1861 - the oldest coin I've found so far


...and the tail side

About lancewoodman

Playwright, heritage interpreter and teacher. Living in the Midlands, UK

Posted on November 4, 2011, in Metal detecting. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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