Jan 17, 2013, 02:01 PM
2000 year old GOLD.
Went out today 17th Jan it was extremely cold but otherwise very bracing ,Decided to try the field that produced the Woad Grinder and the new type Roman Brooch from last week , but the 1st time a signal was received l realized the frost had made the ground so hard that it was impossible to dig !! So l almost called it a day. But as l had made the effort to travel several miles to the farm l decided on another approach , the adjoining field was still stubble from around six months ago and had quite a bit of weed growth and l thought it would be much easier , which proved to be the case, so l had about 3 hours or so on that. And am l glad l did..
This years 1st GOLD coin a beauty. and 4 days sooner into the year than last year. Hutch.
Jan 17, 2013 02:01 PM
Jan 17, 2013, 02:27 PM
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Awesome! Educate us, what is it exactly, and from what time period? I love how the ground conditions steered you right to it! Banner!
Jan 17, 2013, 02:56 PM
It's a Celtic Gold Stater of The Corieltavi, South Ferriby Type Circa 45BC-10BC, a Beautifull one at that....Nice one Hutch, I can see this making Banner.
Originally Posted by ggossage
Last edited by Silver Searcher; Jan 17, 2013 at 03:00 PM.
Jan 17, 2013, 02:58 PM
Outstanding find! Banner!
Jan 17, 2013, 03:07 PM
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Jan 17, 2013, 03:12 PM
That one's a BANNER find and an ancient work of art too!
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Jan 17, 2013, 03:49 PM
Very cool, I have only had a plated one & Shaun7 nicked a solid gold one from under my nose
Its a great example, well defined.
You now worry me about the low lieing wheat crop I want to do & I know stubble & even snow helps but sounds like its going to be a bust this weekend. As I have no stubble options.
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Jan 17, 2013, 04:07 PM
if there is no increase in the temperature before the weekend any bare earth or with light growing crop on it will be just like rock and undetectable . lets hope it soon warms up !! Hutch.
Originally Posted by CRUSADER
Jan 17, 2013, 04:10 PM
That is one nice looking coin! Congrats
Jan 17, 2013, 04:11 PM
What a beautiful old coin,congrats!
Jan 17, 2013, 04:18 PM
Awesome!!! A size reference would be good.
Jan 17, 2013, 04:25 PM
Good Celtic coin ...congrats !
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Jan 17, 2013, 04:38 PM
Hi, Toby , The Celtic stater is 19mm diameter, and it weighs 5.6 grams. and is from 45BC to 10BC
Originally Posted by Toby1858
Jan 17, 2013, 04:46 PM
That coins is in such great shape!!! Congratulations - Voting banner as well - good luck.
Jan 17, 2013, 04:51 PM
Banner vote from me too. If you don't mind me asking what kind of value does a coin like that have? HH
Jan 17, 2013, 04:56 PM
That is one gorgeous coin.
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Jan 17, 2013, 05:01 PM
You have created a stroke inducing level of envy. I'm going to curl up in a fetal position now.
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Jan 17, 2013, 05:16 PM
l will keep my fingers crossed for some luck for you. Hutch.
Originally Posted by Hendrix
Jan 17, 2013, 05:24 PM
Here is a typical price for South Ferriby type.. typical price
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