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).