First Metal Detecting Finds (2/7)
I arrived at this place for the first time at a sunny day in June. Earlier this day I had searched a nearby area for hours and did not find a single item with the exception of a horseshoe. This was particularly annoying since I spent 1.5 hours to draw a map so I could note the exact find spot of each item. Accordingly, my mood was not the best when I changed location. However, within two hours I had found a few items that told me that this forest was never searched thoroughly before. Two items might be worth mentioning.
The first was a 15 cm/6” iron tent hook that possibly originated from the soldiers.
The other item was a more unusual one. While it is not 100% identified yet I am convinced that it is a small anvil just 10 cm x 10 cm x 2 cm (4” x 4” x 0.8”) in size. This anvil had a pointed edge so it could be hammered into a piece of wood, e,g, tree trunk before put to use. A portable anvil for fine works.
Still another view.
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