Metal-Detecting Finds

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More metal detecting finds unearthed by Nigel from fields and grasslands in and around Titchmarsh.

The coin is Roman, showing the head of Victorinus who ruled from 268 to 270 ad. It was found recently on the bank at the junction of Islington and Church Street.

The second picture shows an 18th century iron shoe-patten. Nigel has unearthed an identical item from a field on the north side of the village. Shoe pattens such as these were attached to a wooden pad and tied beneath the shoe, to elevate the foot above the mud and dirt of the street!

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