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    EXTREMELY RARE HAMMERED PENNY

    WOW......... Dad & I spent 4 lovely hours in the sun on the same field as yesterday.
    This was our last shot on here before the crop would start to show, so it was a 1 hit weekend!
    The hotspot we found yesterday had been gridded out, so on a hunch we skipped loads of runs & started higher up the slope.
    I was happy enough with Dad's 1921 Florin which hardly ever show up, but what was to follow was amazing....

    3 Jettons
    1 Scrappy
    1 Poor hammered Penny
    Victorian Royal Artillery Button
    Tudor Button
    Gilt Leather Mount
    Tudor Strapend
    Tudor Dagger Chape
    Frag of Roman Bracelet
    Medieval Coin Weight

    I got a hammered silver Anglo-Saxon Penny which is one of the earliest of this type minted, they only strated a few years earlier. Its Baldred 823-25, Moneyer DUNUN of Rochester, which on my coin is spelt DUN:N, so it might be a new die type. (I will update)
    This coin is EXTREMELY RARE & coins of this King typically sell for more than $10,000.

    It by far the most expensive coin I have found. Here is a little history:

    Wiki: Baldred was King of Kent, from 823 until 826 or 827. Ceolwulf I king of Mercia, had ruled Kent directly, but in 823 he was deposed by Beornwulf, and at about the same time moneyers at Canterbury started issuing coins in the name of Baldred, king of Kent. It is uncertain whether he was independent or a Mercian under-king. In 826 or 827 he was expelled by Aethelwulf, son of King Egbert of Wessex, and Kent was ruled directly by Wessex thereafter.


    UPDATE:
    Congratulations on this interesting find, which I have recorded as BLANK.

    This is one of only three known specimens of this type for the Rochester moneyer Dunn (Naisimith R9.1). The three coins each have different readings of the moneyer's name - DVNVN, DVNN (V's inverted), and now, on your coin, DVNN.

    The other two coins have an H after REX on the obverse. Is this the case with your coin also?
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    Last edited by CRUSADER; Mar 20, 2014 at 07:23 PM.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

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    us
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    Awesome man , I enjoy your post you always have some really cool finds !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ifoundit69 View Post
    Awesome man , I enjoy your post you always have some really cool finds !
    Thanks, we do OK....
    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.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    us
    May 2011
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    Well isn't that a nice little piece of history! Without a doubt, that belongs on the Banner!
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    Martiobarbuli

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    Wow, that is a helluva find man. Congratulations! So is this something you plan on getting straightened/flattened or will you leave it alone? As a general habit I like to flatten bent coins by sandwiching them between wood boards and then whacking with a hammer, but I dunno how these ancient thin silvers would hold up. Anyway, aside from the deformation it is in magnificent condition. I was browsing here: Details for Baldred of Kent AD 823 - AD 825 - A guide to the coins of the Early Medieval period and it seems that your find would be #20 attributed to Baldred if reported. Also, most of the pictured examples there have a simple cross as the central feature on both sides (and missing portions), whereas yours is decidedly more interesting and attractive.

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    us
    Aug 2011
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    Always like looking at your posts. I dig something from the late 1700's to early 1800's and I'm about as far back as I can go with "historic" finds in my area. You dig goodies from so much farther back, it's almost hard for me to imagine. That penny is what metal detectorist's dreams are made of! Congratulations. Banner vote here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumbata View Post
    Wow, that is a helluva find man. Congratulations! So is this something you plan on getting straightened/flattened or will you leave it alone? As a general habit I like to flatten bent coins by sandwiching them between wood boards and then whacking with a hammer, but I dunno how these ancient thin silvers would hold up. Anyway, aside from the deformation it is in magnificent condition. I was browsing here: Details for Baldred of Kent AD 823 - AD 825 - A guide to the coins of the Early Medieval period and it seems that your find would be #20 attributed to Baldred if reported. Also, most of the pictured examples there have a simple cross as the central feature on both sides (and missing portions), whereas yours is decidedly more interesting and attractive.
    It will be record very soon, I will update tomorrow. It is likely that this is one of only 5 or less of this moneyer.

    I will not try & straighten it, these are very brittle & it's a miracle that it's complete!

    It's one of the rarist coins I have found, but easily the most expensive.
    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.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    Congrats on that amazing and potentially lucrative find Cru! Its finds like this that motivate us to go digging every chance we get.

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    gb
    Feb 2013
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    Wow, amazing find. Nominated for banner.

  10. #10
    Woohoo! What a coin! Beautiful condition other than the bent rim. Banner potential here! Big congrats!

  11. #11
    What we all dream of finding, well done on a great find. The farmer two will be happy with his share of $10,000.

    SS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher View Post
    What we all dream of finding, well done on a great find. The farmer two will be happy with his share of $10,000. SS
    Yeap, just like the last one that got his share of the gold ring, I think he now has a new shotgun.
    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.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    us
    Dec 2006
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    Great find Cru. I smell banner #18!

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    ca
    Fisherman

    Aug 2013
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    You make me wanna go detecting !!!!

    Sweet coin,,,10k is even sweeter..... I,d be thrilled with a couple of the other stuff you got there let alone the penny.

    Big CONGRATS !!

    OBVIOUSLY GOT MY BANNER VOTE !!!

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Yeap, just like the last one that got his share of the gold ring, I think he now has a new shotgun.
    I looked in the current Spinks, valued at £4750 in VF, but that's a guide, and like you say not many been found..so who knows. But I know you won't sell, so value of what it's worth is hard, as it's not for sale...great find and I expect to see it up top

    SS
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

 

 
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