Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Medieval brooch, Littlehampton views and moths


silver Medieval annular brooch
On October 21st I found a lovely Medieval silver annular brooch (probably 13/14th Century) on a club dig. As usual with my good finds, it was at the end of the day when most people had left and I had only one person to show it to. I declared it as a possible treasure find and when our new FLO is up and running they will pass it to the British Museum for assessment. Judging by the past history of my treasure items, in about three years it will be bought by a local museum.
I also found a token issued by John Groomes of Stenning (now Steyning), a chandler. One of our members found a scout woggle and I found 6 foreign coins dated 1962 to 1989. I conclude that there was an international scout Jamboree on the site after 1988.
Some moths appeared on our balcony that night: Satellite (Eupsilia transversa), Treble Brown Spot (Idaea trigeminata) and Narrow-winged Grey (Eudonia angustea).
We walked along the sea front to the pier and looking at the photos reminds me of what good weather looked like!
silver Medieval annular brooch, reverse. 19mm diameter
token by John Groomes of Stenning, Chandler 



from 'The Tokens of West Sussex' by Ron Kerridge and Rob de Ruiter

various foreign coins

mouth of the River Arun

Littlehampton beach

River Arun





Oyster pond

Narrow-winged Grey, Eudonia angustea

Satellite, Eupsilia transversa

Treble Brown Spot, Idaea trigeminata

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