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    Steve

    May 2012
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    My best coin. Gold Roman Solidus

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    May 2012
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    Wighthunter, that ancient is in stunningly good condition. You folks across the pond are so fortunate to have such wonderfully old targets awaiting you. Can I ask what the coin is in your avatar?

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    Steve

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    Billinoregon. Was so surprised to see that come out of the ground. Was a dream come true. The coin in my avatar is a Silver Durotriges Stater from the Iron Age 50BC. I found this a couple of years ago. In fact i have 2 now. The gold Roman was found last year. Last month i found a gold Half Sovereign from 1826. Perfect condition! Will try and post a picture.

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    us
    Jun 2007
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    Beautiful coin indeed

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    That will probably stay in my top 5 wish list forever. You are very lucky to hold sure a rare coin! (Thessalonica mint)

    Can you give some details of the type of area it was found? ie. was it a Roman fort or villa site? How many silver Denarius were found nearby?
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    Steve

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    Thanks! It was in a new field to the club with no notable settlements nearby. It was part of a very small hoard which consisted of my coin, a Gold solidus of Valentinian II, a silver siliqua of the House of Theodosius and Silver siliqua of Arcadius There was no evidence what so ever of any other Roman artifacts or coinage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wighthunter View Post
    Thanks! It was in a new field to the club with no notable settlements nearby. It was part of a very small hoard which consisted of my coin, a Gold solidus of Valentinian II, a silver siliqua of the House of Theodosius and Silver siliqua of Arcadius There was no evidence what so ever of any other Roman artifacts or coinage.
    Dad & I have plotted many Roman Sites over the years & we get over 1000 Bronzes a year, I often thought that if I ever did get one it would be a random lose like yours seems to have been. If it was declared as a hoard, was it handed back after the Treasure process?
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    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    Have pleasant times finding pleasant things. 17/01/21
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    Steve

    May 2012
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    Surprisingly it was handed back. I thought I would not see it again. It's the find of a lifetime so in no rush to part with it. Sounds like you have a lot of success in finding Roman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wighthunter View Post
    Surprisingly it was handed back. I thought I would not see it again. It's the find of a lifetime so in no rush to part with it. Sounds like you have a lot of success in finding Roman!
    Yes, we kind of specialised in it, we only get about 20 Roman Silver a year, so we roughly have a 50/1 ratio of Bronze/Silver, not sure how many silver to gold would need to be found

    I look forward to you posting in the 'todays finds' when you get out.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
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    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    Have pleasant times finding pleasant things. 17/01/21
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
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    Steve

    May 2012
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    Hopefully out tomorrow. Nice to chat. I'm new to this site. All good!

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    hu
    Dec 2011
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    wow nice

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    That is stunning. congratulations. Hutch.

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    us
    Dec 2007
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    Absolutely amazing gold coin, congratulations.
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    us
    Apr 2012
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    VERY nice gold coin. Sure is a find of a lifetime

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    us
    May 2012
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    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

 

 

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