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    Hoard Hunting...

    About 6-7 years ago a Saxon Coin of Hoard Quality (the one I sometimes use as my avatar), was found on a field with little else of any interest. Ever since then we have wondered, along with the farmer if there might be a deeper pot, as this period of coin (Æthelred the Unready) was during the Viking invasions when it was more common to bury hoards.
    The farmer gave us a call that the field was perfectly flat as he had recently drilled it with seed. He never allows us on after seeding but I think the ££££ possibility had gone to his head, he also ploughed up a large stone & began to imagine it was a marker
    Dad lead the way with a 3 hour clearance of smaller shallow objects & this evening I went over it with the 15" x 12". I did 2 hours with no real success other than a medieval buckle, but I think over the years we have now proven this to be a random loss & can quit a bad job.
    Dad did pretty well on a short hunt of a nearby field where I got my first Celtic Gold Coin;
    3 Roman Scrappies
    Nice Tudor Buckle
    Star find - 1st C BC-1st C AD Bronze Iron Age (Celtic) whatzit. Looks to be part of a swivel but I have never seen similar so
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    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.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  2. #2
    gb
    May 2008
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    Re: Hoard Hunting...

    You had me going there
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

  3. #3

    Re: Hoard Hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    You had me going there
    You know if its going to happen, it not going to be when we are actually trying
    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.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  4. #4
    gb
    May 2008
    uk
    tesoro eldorado, tesoro lobo,goldmaxx xp
    6,186
    56 times
    Banner Finds (4)

    Re: Hoard Hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    You had me going there
    You know if its going to happen, it not going to be when we are actually trying


    Plus I doubt that would be the title
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

  5. #5

    Re: Hoard Hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    You had me going there
    You know if its going to happen, it not going to be when we are actually trying


    Plus I doubt that would be the title
    who knows, I may never post it
    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.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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

    Re: Hoard Hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by shaun7
    You had me going there
    You know if its going to happen, it not going to be when we are actually trying


    Plus I doubt that would be the title
    who knows, I may never post it


    I make you right...I doubt I would
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

  7. #7
    nz
    Aug 2010
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    Re: Hoard Hunting...

    Good on you for giving it a go Cru. At least you don't have to wonder now about that part of that field. Still, there has to be more hoards out there, those Saxon era folk had little option other than to bury treasure they wanted to save. No safety deposit boxes back then, and with Hagar The Horrible types liable to burst through the door any old time there was a high risk of being looted.
    Maybe it could pay to do a regular 2 hours a month with the big coil, seeing as you already have it anyway. Most of this time would be fruitless, but it only takes one big clay pot of gold staters, Roman gold what's it's, or jewel encrusted altar gold goodies to make your decade!
    Thanks for all the great posts, Nuggy
    Seeking is what precedes finding Nuggy 2012

  8. #8

    Re: Hoard Hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by nuggy
    Good on you for giving it a go Cru. At least you don't have to wonder now about that part of that field. Still, there has to be more hoards out there, those Saxon era folk had little option other than to bury treasure they wanted to save. No safety deposit boxes back then, and with Hagar The Horrible types liable to burst through the door any old time there was a high risk of being looted.
    Maybe it could pay to do a regular 2 hours a month with the big coil, seeing as you already have it anyway. Most of this time would be fruitless, but it only takes one big clay pot of gold staters, Roman gold what's it's, or jewel encrusted altar gold goodies to make your decade!
    Thanks for all the great posts, Nuggy
    That is exactly right, we can move on. I reserve the big coil for when targets have been cleared with the 11", otherwise this coil does an amazing job. Even though its a big coil, I find items no bigger than 4mmx4mm. Hard to see some of them.
    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.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  9. #9
    us
    presidential campaign items, 1860 JOHN BELL-EDWARD EVERETT tin type pic token, 1888 Benjamin Harrison pin. 1876 CENTENNIAL REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDAL WITH BARON VON STEUBEN AND GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. CW RELICS 1864 Union store card,3 I,1 R, eagle buttons

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    Re: Hoard Hunting...

    love that old stuff!! MR TUFF
    oldest dug 1784 half real, 1831 William IIII. 1844 1/6 Skilling. 1834,51,54,72,76cc,77,84-87,89,92,93o,94o,96,97-99o,1900o-11,13 Dimes. 1854,56,76s,94,99,1902,06,09d,11,15s Qtrs. 1864,65 2cent. 79,83cc Morgan. 1867,68,69,70,75,82,87,88,90,91,93,95,97,98,1900,0 2,04-09,11,12d Nickles. 1848,56,59,61,63-69,73-75,81-85-09 Cent.

  10. #10
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    Re: Hoard Hunting...

    I thought you true were a Relic hunter (the best UK) .... but you begin to be a dreamer treasure hunter.



    Is a joke ....
      No matter how long the storm, the sun always shines again between the clouds ...... 

  11. #11

    Re: Hoard Hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by HISPAN
    I thought you true were a Relic hunter (the best UK) .... but you begin to be a dreamer treasure hunter.



    Is a joke ....
    Not even close to the best UK, so definitely a joke
    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.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

 

 

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