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    Romano-Celtic Site? - Day 2 - GOLD!

    You can never tell when a gold coin might pop up! We had returned to the site we had scouted last week, to start our gridding & see if the 'suspected' pre-detectorist had taken all the Roman Coins. After all, with the wide spread scattered pottery, there had to be some left by the people we thought had cleared the site. Towards the end of my first run & less than 15 minutes into the 5 hour hunt - BANG - 1825 Gold Half-Sovereign. This was right after a large 1st C AD Roman Brooch

    As 3 hours past & we had no Roman Coins it began to dawn on us that this is not like any of our other Roman Sites. We then put the 2 main clues together; most pot shards were 1st AD & maybe 1st BC, all the brooches were 1st C AD types. Therefore we seem to have a site that went out of use at the end of 1st C AD or early 2nd. Therefore, explaining the lack of 2nd, 3rd, 4th C Coins. (1st C AD are fairly rare in our area)
    So now we think we have an Iron Age site that only slightly overlapped the Roman period.
    Our hopes (because you can never predict these) then turned to the possibility of a rare Iron Age Coin, silver will do as we had none the whole of last year

    As well as a few Roman Brooches I got a near complete (& Dad a broken catchplate end) 'Eye Type' Brooch, these are very rare & are a European 1st C AD import. Only a couple recorded on the PAS & none on the UKDFD.
    So overall a great day!
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    Last edited by CRUSADER; Feb 09, 2013 at 04:09 PM.
    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

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    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Right on Cru.....doin what ya do!!!!!
    I really like that lion buckle too!!...I think that is what it is?
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





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    us
    Jan 2008
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    Very nice finds especially that gold coin. A Beaut..
    Now i lay me down to sleep When i close my eyes i hear BEEP BEEP BEEP...

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    Dec 2012
    on the rocks - so cal county line
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    banner for sure

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by kuger View Post
    Right on Cru.....doin what ya do!!!!!
    I really like that lion buckle too!!...I think that is what it is?
    In the excitement, I forgot to mention the other finds. Its not clear from the picture, but the hook of this Tudor Clothes Fastener is hiding & the image is a Cherub with a beaded boarder.


    Now listing;
    Large Roman Nail
    Tudor tinned Spectacle Buckle
    Bent & broken Roman Nail Cleaner
    Small part of a Roman Bracelet
    Grotty looking 17th C Button
    Starter Cartridge end to a WWII aircraft engine
    Buckled up Jetton
    Tudor Leather Mount (not pictured)
    Last edited by CRUSADER; Feb 09, 2013 at 02:56 PM.
    kuger likes this.
    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

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    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    2762 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    In the excitement, I forgot to mention the other finds. Its not clear from the picture, but the hook of this Tudor Clothes Fastener is hiding & the image is a Cherib with a beaded boarder.


    Now listing;
    Large Roman Nail
    Tudor tinned Spectacle Buckle
    Bent & broken Roman Nail Cleaner
    Small part of a Roman Bracelet
    Grotty looking 17th C Button
    Starter Cartridge end to a WWII aircraft engine
    Buckled up Jetton
    Tudor Leather Mount (not pictured)
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





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    Quote Originally Posted by kuger View Post
    Pretty sure I need this complete type for the collection.
    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

  8. #8

    Sep 2006
    lower sackville,nova scotia
    Garretts only
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    From the land of the Bluenose....wowzer C that is a nice one me bouy. here in 3 feet of snow at the moment. Continued good hunting!
    Life is a beach at least till the tide comes in and the Bud is all gone!

  9. #9
    WTG Cru - awesome find!! I know it wasn't hammered but I'm sure it still made your day. Looks to be in decent shape as well.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA) View Post
    WTG Cru - awesome find!! I know it wasn't hammered but I'm sure it still made your day. Looks to be in decent shape as well.
    It may make our year, as because of last years 4 gold total, I was expecting a year off.

    It had pretty good detail but has been scuffed & slightly bent by the plough. Not complaining, I love them whatever the shape as they are not for selling. It also does us a bit of a favour, as we like to give the farmer close to half its value, so the cheque will be a bit less to keep 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.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    Why is knowledge power, when life is passing on sh*t... 03/03/19
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    us
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    Another banner.
    God and country.

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    is rare...not Roman coins but yes Roman Fibula .... Good coin I vote banner !
      No matter how long the storm, the sun always shines again between the clouds ...... 

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    gb
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    Great day indeed! As you say, a very interesting short occupation period. Clothes Fastener is favourite--Almost! Got to vote banner for the gold!

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    Dec 2012
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    Amazing.... Truly a great hunter.. IDOL

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    Wow that's amazing. Great find, I almost never find gold and have never found a gold coin. Keep it up, HH

 

 
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