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The Bait - A Bottle Lured Me To A Great Find
- Published on Nov 9, 2018
- This is my next metal detecting adventure, which started in blackberry bushes full of thorns.
I discovered a small bottle on the surface. This time it was modern. After leaving it behind at first, I thought to myself that maybe it was a gesture from metal detecting Gods. I took it with me only to show them my appreciation. As if this was not enough, they guided me to a fitting screw cap... Isn't that nice?
I continued full of hopes and spotted another bottle on the surface. It was made to look old, but it was modern too. I realized the purpose of finding it a few seconds later. It must have been a "bait", to make me change the direction and lure me to another exciting item. A French "Croix de Guerre" (Cross of War) medal awarded since the first world war for "heroic deeds".
It was a very unexpected and spectacular find. Something that is not lying around every corner (at least not in areas I detect).
You will find more info about this medal here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croix_de_Guerre
With this find in my bag, everything else felt like a bonus. When I came across a deep target, I didn't know that it will hold me in this spot for another 40 minutes. This was the time it took to recover the object. It was a complicated "surgery", but the patient could have been saved.
The recovered item looks like a huge bronze "ring", or a bracelet. It is probably very old, it could be (at "least") Roman (in my opinion).
At the very end I even found silver in form of (what looks like) another bracelet.
It was a relatively short but very exciting trip.
Thanks for watching.
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