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    -550 BC Coin found Scuba detection with CTX

    Hi all

    Found today in the Med sea, -9m scuba diving using Minelab CTX 3030 with Coiltek 10x5 CTX coil.


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    This coin is over 2500 years old!

    Created by the Grec chamber of Commerce for the Marseille region (French Riviera)

    ->Want more photos of scuba metal detection looking for +2000 years old shipwreck?
    Check out this post: Minelab Excalibur II - scuba diving

    -> Battery leaking with your Minealb CTX3030? Need to waterproof your CTX 3030 metal detector:
    Take a look to this post : Make a real waterproof CTX 3030 - scuba diving experience!


    Last edited by frogmaster-riviera; Apr 19, 2015 at 06:28 PM.

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    Wow!!! Amazing find!!!
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    Nice Find!!

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Similar images are found on coins noted as Thourioi (or Thurium), Lucania depicting Athena and the bull Qouriwn or the same word spelled in Greek; usually with a dolphin in the exergue, under the bull. But I've never seen the coin in gold; and the date range is usually between 425 and 300 BC. Have you had the coin authenticated?
    Don.....

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    Froggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    Similar images are found on coins noted as Thourioi (or Thurium), Lucania depicting Athena and the bull Qouriwn or the same word spelled in Greek; usually with a dolphin in the exergue, under the bull. But I've never seen the coin in gold; and the date range is usually between 425 and 300 BC. Have you had the coin authenticated?
    Don.....
    It's a Massalia "tete au taureau" (marseille, bull's head), it's a very rare gold version. not the first one I've found in this area, but this one is in a superb condition! I will post other diggs as soon as I have cleaned them: at the present time they are all with a huge dark black dirt...maybe other good surprise will follow....
    Last edited by frogmaster-riviera; Jan 23, 2015 at 07:32 PM.
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    Extraordinary coin find!

    Congratulations to you on fine detecting!

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    That's incredible!

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    Do you recall how the CTX displayed the Massalia "tete au taureau"?

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    Sweet coin..... brave man taking the CTX diving. That alone earns you points in my book. Looking forward to the other coins.

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    Froggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dewcon4414 View Post
    Sweet coin..... brave man taking the CTX diving. That alone earns you points in my book. Looking forward to the other coins.
    I've had hard time with my CTX 3030 to make it Submersible. CTX is so much better then Excal in terms of sensistivity that even if it's not designed for, when the depth is "almost compatible " I choose to dive with my CTX and take the Excal as a backup on the boat.
    You can have a look to my post to run a bulletproof submersible CTX : Make a real waterproof CTX 3030 - scuba diving experience!

    Here's the round up of Yesterday diving, I haven't included all the usual trash

    The coin was found with the Coilteck coil

    12.09 solid with the COILTECK 10*5 => a nightmare to use underwater, but the best coil for me on small goldy targets in my area, it's my "killer coil" : it killes my arm when spinning underwater and cost me glue to repare my upper CTX shaft each time!
    12.14/12.16 on the 17"
    12.09/12.12 with the 11"
    Haven't test with the 6" (sorry)
    Keep in mind that Air test are only for infromation, sand, black sand and water condition only let you use the "sound" of the CTX. I only use the screen to identify target size and "trace signature" when the signal is strange.
    Seawater on / coin target seperation / 25 sensivity level / no ground balance
    Personnal discrimination pattern, almost all metal (opened pattern) except on heavy iron; but always keep in mind : deep targets may sound like iron when they are almost out of reach
    It's an "MAΣ" coin => Massalia (Antique name of Marseille, known to be a Grec commerce exchange point) for sure around -450/-550BC


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    mike

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    We're can I get the o- ring you described in your water proofing article

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    Froggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mham2 View Post
    We're can I get the o- ring you described in your water proofing article
    Try to find an inner diameter 79mm but less then 80mm with a 2,0mm -> 2.7mm gauge. NBR70 is fine (NBR is Nitrile Butadiene Rubber and the 70 is the durometer or hardness of the compound). This gasket will hardnen you battery lock and prevent from accidental unlocking as well.

    I'm sure you can find plenty in the USA, they are very commun in Europe...

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    Last edited by frogmaster-riviera; Jan 24, 2015 at 08:46 AM.
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    -550 BC Coin found Scuba detection with CTX

    Awesome find! Automatic banner imo.
    Last edited by Fletch88; Jan 24, 2015 at 08:48 AM.
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