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  1. #1
    gb
    Mar 2009
    Buckley, Flintshire, North Wales.
    Minelab X-Terra 505
    168
    1 times
    Metal Detecting

    Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    My most recent outing (this morning) was to a town called Ruthin, about 12 miles from my home in North Wales. The morning started of quite cold, with a hint of frost on the ground. Within a couple of hours the sun was beating down & it was jackets off time. Not a great deal found - apart from about a dozen bullets, part of a silver spoon & a two coins. The oldest of the coins being a halfpenny from King George III, dated 1806. Very encrusted but a nice coin never the less. Attached is a scan of the coin & a photo of the area in which it was found - the local council are in preparation laying out a number of soccer fields on the land. The prepared area being over 100yards wide & over 600yards in length - although the photo makes it look smaller!
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    "I like pigs. Dogs look up to us... cats look down on us. But pigs treat us as equals". Quote by Sir Winston Churchill.

  2. #2

    Mar 2006
    CT
    AT Pro
    159
    152 times

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    Well done Hodge! That countryside is beautiful indeed.

    Tell me - what did that halfpenny register as on the Ace250?


  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2007
    Tacoma, WA
    White's DFX • Fisher CZ-21
    488
    4 times

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    What a beautiful area. Before I read your post I was looking at the pic figuring out where this was first. Quite similar to some Eastern Oregon Country. Great coins too!
    "Just remember, when the silver coins won't come up, you can't stop em!"  Revised YOGI-ism

  4. #4
    gb
    Mar 2009
    Buckley, Flintshire, North Wales.
    Minelab X-Terra 505
    168
    1 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    Hi guys - in answer to your question (Thigh66) the halfpenny showed up as a '1 cent'. It was about 5 inches deep & gave a good solid beep...but it is quite a big coin, at approx 29mm.
    "I like pigs. Dogs look up to us... cats look down on us. But pigs treat us as equals". Quote by Sir Winston Churchill.

  5. #5

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    Hi,

    Welcome fellow UKer, nice to see more joining

    Do you do ploughed fields?

    Must be Roman stuff to be found, or were they not in the area?
    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
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    Why is knowledge power, when life is passing on sh*t... 03/03/19
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  6. #6
    gb
    May 2008
    uk
    tesoro eldorado, tesoro lobo,goldmaxx xp
    6,173
    33 times
    Banner Finds (4)

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    hello hodge
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

  7. #7
    gb
    Mar 2009
    Buckley, Flintshire, North Wales.
    Minelab X-Terra 505
    168
    1 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    Hi to my fellow brits... the photo is of Ruthin, about 23 miles from Chester. Romans right, left & centre in this area (not now of course!!). I've only been detecting since Oct '08, but my two mates have been detecting for many years & both have found loads of roman coins. My best find so far was a Wm III sixpence.
    "I like pigs. Dogs look up to us... cats look down on us. But pigs treat us as equals". Quote by Sir Winston Churchill.

  8. #8
    gb
    May 2008
    uk
    tesoro eldorado, tesoro lobo,goldmaxx xp
    6,173
    33 times
    Banner Finds (4)

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    Quote Originally Posted by hodge
    Hi to my fellow brits... the photo is of Ruthin, about 23 miles from Chester. Romans right, left & centre in this area (not now of course!!). I've only been detecting since Oct '08, but my two mates have been detecting for many years & both have found loads of roman coins. My best find so far was a Wm III sixpence.

    thats what i got yesterday

    do you have a pic?
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

  9. #9

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    Quote Originally Posted by hodge
    Hi to my fellow brits... the photo is of Ruthin, about 23 miles from Chester. Romans right, left & centre in this area (not now of course!!). I've only been detecting since Oct '08, but my two mates have been detecting for many years & both have found loads of roman coins. My best find so far was a Wm III sixpence.
    One of the few Legionary Fortresses in the UK. GREAT area.

    Get out there on the ploughed land & find those Denarius.
    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
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    Why is knowledge power, when life is passing on sh*t... 03/03/19
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  10. #10
    gb
    Mar 2009
    Buckley, Flintshire, North Wales.
    Minelab X-Terra 505
    168
    1 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    For shaun7 - I have a photo of the sixpence, not very good due to extreme wear - but good enough to identify itself. Found 2nd Jan '09, in rock hard ground about 6 miles from my home.
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    "I like pigs. Dogs look up to us... cats look down on us. But pigs treat us as equals". Quote by Sir Winston Churchill.

  11. #11

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    Quote Originally Posted by hodge
    For shaun7 - I have a photo of the sixpence, not very good due to extreme wear - but good enough to identify itself. Found 2nd Jan '09, in rock hard ground about 6 miles from my home.
    Actually its in good nick for this type.
    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
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    Why is knowledge power, when life is passing on sh*t... 03/03/19
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  12. #12
    us
    Mar 2009
    Seymour, Indiana
    Minelab - Safari
    534
    25 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    Hello Hodge, Congrats on the halfpenny!

    HH Joe

  13. #13
    gb
    May 2008
    uk
    tesoro eldorado, tesoro lobo,goldmaxx xp
    6,173
    33 times
    Banner Finds (4)

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    Quote Originally Posted by hodge
    For shaun7 - I have a photo of the sixpence, not very good due to extreme wear - but good enough to identify itself. Found 2nd Jan '09, in rock hard ground about 6 miles from my home.


    thanks hodge, looks a lot better than mine!

    what about the back?
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

  14. #14
    us
    Jul 2007
    Western Massachusetts
    Minelab Excal 1000, Tesoro Silver Umax, Tiger Shark and Whites MXT.
    3,637
    8 times

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    Nice finds.

  15. #15
    gb
    Mar 2009
    Buckley, Flintshire, North Wales.
    Minelab X-Terra 505
    168
    1 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Nice spring morning & a pleasure to be out detecting

    Especially for shaun7.... King William III 6d. A brand new scan (of both sides).
    Whats your best find?
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    "I like pigs. Dogs look up to us... cats look down on us. But pigs treat us as equals". Quote by Sir Winston Churchill.

 

 
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