Oct 19, 2012, 04:55 PM
The Roman Eagle soars again!
I had an evening hunt yesterday with a buddy on a freshly harvested potatoe field. Easy to walk and dig, nice weather and wet soil like we all like. The second signal when on our way was this beautiful 2th century roman eagle mount from an travel coach. It seems to be a rare find with not many reported and in this condition. The rest of the evening was slow some bits and pieces my buddy got a part of a fibula, part of a roman chest handle and two roman coins and i managed a terret ring for chariot reins, possibly roman too because of the context, but could be also iron age. We have fairly mild weather so we hunted till we quit in darkness...
Here are the finds. Enjoy!
Oct 19, 2012 04:55 PM
Oct 19, 2012, 05:14 PM
Nice find,That thing is awesome!!
We all know jesus rode a shovelhead,Thats why he walked everywhere he went!!!
Oct 19, 2012, 05:44 PM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Silver= 821 pieces
Oct 19, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Oct 19, 2012, 07:51 PM
Oct 19, 2012, 08:14 PM
Awsome Eagle!! Do I see a bale seal with your lead bits? I alway like finding them.
Oct 19, 2012, 09:59 PM
Oct 19, 2012, 11:31 PM
That's amazing!! The detail in the eye is unreal.
Oct 20, 2012, 12:01 AM
CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER
Fantastic find! Truly stunning museum quality piece there!
Spring 2013 CaneField Bandits Totals:
18th c. Engraved Silver Friendship Pendant
1722 Colonies Francoises French 9 Deniers Copper
"Le Bon Temps" Pocketwatch Winder
Civil War U.S. Belt Plate
TWENTY-SEVEN SPANISH SILVERS:
Quarter-cut 8Reales with Planter's Bank of New Orleans counterstamp!
1774 and 1798 Two Reales, 1793 and 1797 One Reales, 1831 Mexican Republic One Real
1740, 1773, 1774, 1775, 1781, 1790, 1797, 1799, 180?, two 1807's, 1808, 1811, 1818, and SEVEN dateless Half Reales
1840-O Seated Half Dollar with MS details
1847-O Seated Quarter with AU-50 details
1827 Capped Bust Dime
1832 Capped Bust Half Dime
1838 and two 1840-O Dimes
1840-O, 1848-O, 1853-O, 1858, 1859-O, and two dateless Half Dimes
1824 Matron Head LC and a dateless Matron Head LC
Napoleonic French 15th Regt. Cuff Button
Regiment of Artillerists button (1811-1813)
1812 era Artillery button
c. 1808 Regt. Artillery Cuff Button
c. 1802-1808 1st Regt Artillery Button
Two Pewter "U.S." Militia Buttons
Mystery Eagle-On-Anchor Navy Button
One piece Eagle General Militia button(GI56)
1700s Navy Cuff Button
pre-CW Navy Cuff Button
General Service Eagle Button
.31 cal. Brass Bullet Mold
1873, 186?, 1868, and three dateless Shield Nickels
1884, 1889, 1890, 1893, 1901, 1905, 1911, and 1912 V Nickels
1926 Standing Liberty Quarter, 1908-D and 1913 Barber Dimes
Trade Beads, Gun Flints, Musketballs, Minieballs, etc.
OUR 2012 YEAR END POST--Check it out here:
Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my finds signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.
Oct 20, 2012, 12:12 AM
Oct 20, 2012, 12:49 AM
Amazing eagle! Must have felt WONDERFUL to dig that up! Andi
Oct 20, 2012, 01:31 AM
The Eagle is fantastic. I can not even comprehend something called a fibula from a chariot. Thanks for sharing your hunt.
Oct 20, 2012, 02:31 AM
Wow, that is a great looking eagle. I would love to find one like the one you found.
Oct 20, 2012, 03:08 AM
Thanks all! I am still in shock.
@ BB This one is so great! Only a few museums have one and i know only one more dug by an other Hunter. Patina is fantastic compared to the coins from that field.
@ VPR yes, it's a small seal. Smaller than most i dug. We get them on most hunts, used very often i think.
@ Tnmountains Must been my bad english, my buddy dug a broken fibula, this eagle is for mounting the box on a coach and the loop is a rein mount from a chariot. I hope that clears things up.
@ Age old Did you notice the grain of wheat in the beak?
Last edited by Westfront; Oct 20, 2012 at 03:14 AM.
Oct 20, 2012, 06:39 AM
I would say 'Very Rare' & have voted banner!
I have never seen one before & if it were broken I would have no clue where to start. As BB stated it is Museum Quality & I'm sure many would like it.
I knew it was only a matter of time with WestFront's 'on target' searching - BIG CONGRATS on a find of a lifetime. I have no idea on what site it is, but go & get more clues...
TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!
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How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
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.
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Oct 20, 2012, 07:23 AM
You have found history Sir, a piece of extraordinary quality. In the Americas we get excited if we find 18th century stage coach pieces but Roman Chariot pieces, WOW.
Definitely a Banner vote here. Thanks for sharing with us your finds.
Oct 20, 2012, 09:30 AM
You detectorist across the pond kill me! That is one awesome find! I get more fulfillment out of a find like that than any coin. Thanks for showing the chariot and where that piece was located. Big congrats!
Oct 20, 2012, 10:33 AM
Oh wow, I did not notice that. I wonder what that may have symbolized?
Originally Posted by Westfront
That picture is great, now we can all see exactly where it when on the chariot.
Oct 20, 2012, 10:48 AM
The eagle is a very ancient relic unlike the lion figure relic unearthed this week , still we have something in common .. we both enjoy finding old relics ... Well Done ! Westfront
Oct 20, 2012, 08:10 PM
Just incredible Lu. Thanks for letting me cast my second vote for banner.
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