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24/03/2014 at 10:14

Since i began to make my new borders, Ive discovered some interesting artifacts!

my favourite, is a tiny little perfectly formed glass jar, which has an almost pinkish hue to it. There is no screw top for a lid, so assuming it was corked? its about 1.5'' tall, maybe the same diameter. Ive also found lots of pieces of broken up ceramic with a very old looking blue & white pattern on, and ribbed back. The house i live in was only built in the late 60s so guessing they cant be  that old really?

anyone else found anything exciting while digging?

24/03/2014 at 10:23

Depends what was on the site before your house was built. Years ago, before council tips, people used to just dig a very big hole in the ground, fill it up then dig another. I found a whole bottle bank in my old house, but was told thats what they did back then. The little bottle is probably a perfume bottle, its probably got a little tiny glass stopper but whether you could find it!

24/03/2014 at 11:38

It was all just greenfield, so you are probably right! i love the idea of little bits of history under my feet!

24/03/2014 at 12:01

I found a bubble car in my allotment (dinky toy size) slightly tatty but we kept it as my husbands first car was a bubble car. 

24/03/2014 at 12:51

I found a metal box with several hundred thousand pounds in it.  Couldn't believe my luck 

24/03/2014 at 12:52

Oh no!   I was only dreaming 

24/03/2014 at 12:55


24/03/2014 at 12:59

Verdun tsk tsk, 

24/03/2014 at 13:01

lol.... beats my quirky glass jar hands down!

24/03/2014 at 14:04

This topic has been raised before and as I said then, I had found a Elizabeth 1st coin dated 1562 in some gravel I have had since the mid-sixties....I have pics, but I've already shown them before and would hate to bore peeps with them.  

24/03/2014 at 14:20

What about the newbies Dave. It would be a shame to leave them out.

24/03/2014 at 14:25

Clay pipes in abundance which apparently have NO antique value whatsoever. In fact archaeology types say you're meant to re bury them for other people to find !

24/03/2014 at 14:31


Edd wrote (see)

What about the newbies Dave. It would be a shame to leave them out.


Fair point, those who have seen them, look away now!


24/03/2014 at 14:32 on the pics to get a close-up!

24/03/2014 at 15:52

I found loads and loads and loads of bricks and stones. And an upside down pond liner !!!

24/03/2014 at 17:36

Are you sure you are not in Australia? 

24/03/2014 at 18:08

A child's shoe, a horseshoe and a landmine.   We don't deep dig any more so no finds in ages.

24/03/2014 at 19:34

A landmine??!!

24/03/2014 at 20:00

I found a Krauwinkel jeton.  About the same era as David's coin.  Thought it was that bit of metal you get at the top of a wine bottle and went to screw it up between my fingers and then throw it away.  Only it wouldn't screw up!

24/03/2014 at 20:50

No Edd, don't know what it was doing there but it's still there, under the base for the shed !!!

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