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    Alexander the Great (336-323 BC) bronze coins.

    Hello MD-s

    I have been metal detecting for other two days at the same site. In total three days. The temperature is around 40•C. It is easy getting wet ears. I can hardly support the garrett's headphones even when it is cold.
    But finding these 2300 years old coins is .... mmmm... don't know what to say!
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    Alexander the Great (quiver type) 336-323 BC.
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    It is possible that these coins are from Philip II of Macedonia.
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    Other stuff from the same area.
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    I also found a Turkish coin maybe from 20th centuary..
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    .....and this small silver coin (or an ear ring).

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    This one is my preferred coin

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    Enjoy my post mates. Wish you best luck.
    Last edited by vince76; Aug 21, 2016 at 12:24 AM.
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    Outstanding finds!
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    Wow! You found 16 ancient lead sling bullets!? That's amazing, you must be detecting an ancient battlefield so there may be some rare military related artifacts in the area, keep pounding that spot. My rule of thumb is that the bi-conical bullets are Roman and almond or oval bullets are Greek but there was lots of variation of course. Be sure to study the bullets for embossed inscriptions or designs hidden in the patina, they are rare and valuable and can sometimes be identified and linked to certain commanders or city-states. Excellent discovery, good luck with future detecting!

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    Those are some amazing artifacts!
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    Also I'm not sure if your Greek bronze coins came from a cache but soldiers often buried their coins before battle so more treasure is probably hidden in the area, great location to hunt!
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    Congratulations on your latest finds Vince!

    The coins are killer, but the sling bullets are something that I have never seen before. Awesome!
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    Don't know what to say, other than AMAZING! The sling bullets are news to me too. Congrats and thanks for sharing!
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    Holeeeee Mackerel , Alexander The Great !
    Magnificent array of stunning artifacts !
    Above and Beyond an exceptional hunt my friend ......



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    Wow Vince...beyond amazing...voted banner...ddf
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    Stunning finds again Vince! You're in a great area. Military was present for sure. The coins are perfect, more than that i like the slingshot bullets, the arrowtip and the buckle. Although don't exacly agree with Plumbata on the bullets. Romans had used both types and many of the Roman ones found are the oval shaped type. I don't think you can say for sure unless you find one with a stamped Legio number or carved ones.
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    Great coins great artifacts and great post banner for sure
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    Holy Moly Vince you have been on a roll. Wow, awesome coinage bro. Maybe someday if I get across the pond, you'll take me out for a little coil swinging. I'll pay for dinner.

    My banner vote is in.
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    Are they Lead Steelyard Weights or sling shot? (Group shot in hand)

    Looks like your doing great.
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