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    Barbarous Radiate Hoard

    Hi Guys,
    Nice to see that you're up and running again - I've missed you!
    Ever heard the saying "Be careful of what you wish for"? ..... Well for these past 2 years I've been detecting I've been wishing for a spot where the Romans had been a bit more careless with their money - I think I may have just found it - and it far exceeds what I was wishing for.
    Got myself another farm to detect on - not too far from the others where the Roman finds have been few and far between. First day (amongst George III, Victoria, etc. not listed here) were 2 Roman Steel Yard Weights, Cooking Pot fragment and a grubby Roman Bronze:

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    Second day, 5 Sestertius of Antoninus Pius and Faustina - 4 of them in the same hole! :

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    And on the Third visit BINGO! My fist coin hoard - Over 500 Barbarous Radiates in 1 hole - couldn't believe it.

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    I can't photograph them all individually here but I've included some of the nicest. Size varies from some as small as 7mm in diameter to almost 2cm. Mainly bronze but a few with some silver content.
    I also found some great bits of pottery, Nene Valley Ware, Samian Ware and Gray Ware:

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    I knew it needed reporting to the Portable Antiquities Scheme so Monday morning I was on the phone to them. The next step was an organised dig from the museum, and they were there in a matter of days; digging a 2 meter square hole around my original one:

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    And now the real excitement begins.... The coin count to date is well over a 1000, and there may be enough Gray Ware shards to build an entire pot; which the Museum now think is associated with the hoard. And it gets better - About a foot down, They (we) have now found a floor, or a collapsed wall, indicating a dwelling of some sort - so this post will need adding to as the dig continues and the original hoard continues to expand, Unfortunately though, we are now under 2 foot of snow so can't imagine any more digging this week.
    Will keep you all informed,
    Best wishes.

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    You'll never forget that one! Great find!
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    Congratulations David that's a day you will never forget, and a hard one to beat

    BANNERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    SS
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    Re: Barbarous Radiate Hoard

    Fantastic find!!!
    Congrats!!
    BANNER
    Don......
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    gb
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    Re: Barbarous Radiate Hoard

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch


    You'll never forget that one! Great find!
    No, never. Not really settled since it happened - even finding it hard to sleep at night! There's still more to find, still getting signals from beneath the floor / wall - Its all got to come up!

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    Outstanding find(s)!!! Once in a lifetime for most I would imagine!
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    Re: Barbarous Radiate Hoard

    .................................................. ............BANNER................................ .................................................. ..........
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    Re: Barbarous Radiate Hoard

    Great find David, congratulations . Definitely a Banner day for you .


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    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1
    Outstanding find(s)!!! Once in a lifetime for most I would imagine!

    I wonder what the equivalent is here for rarity.... So many factors I'm not sure we could ever decide on an answer. I guess it falls in the category "I've found one, but you probably never will!"
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    Re: Barbarous Radiate Hoard

    Hi David ,I glad to see you again!
    You're living the dream of us all ..... congratulations and thanks for showing us this incredible treasure.
    I vote BANNER!
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    Re: Barbarous Radiate Hoard

    Wow.
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    Re: Barbarous Radiate Hoard

    Dayyum!!! Outstanding! Banner
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    Should have been an archaeologist, love anything old:CW relics, arrowheads, Pre-Columbian. Best finds: AVC cuff button, CS staff button , 4 US plates, CW fleam, 55 cavity marked Enfield bullet, CS Script I button

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    Re: Barbarous Radiate Hoard

    WOW!!!! BANNER x 10!!!

    Congratulations David!!
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    Re: Barbarous Radiate Hoard

    That is just amazing! What can I say besides congrats!! Take lots of pictures when get back to the dig. HH, Mike
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    Re: Barbarous Radiate Hoard

    Huge congrats to you!!!Once again your people over there have it right,there will be something learned from your find versus other places where finds like this must be held secret
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