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    Roman Votive Figurine and rare Silver

    3 hours on day3 on the new Farm with 2 great finds. Must have missed the third...
    We covered the dug holes as usual, but our footprints in the mud looked like there was a horde of wild boars in the field.
    After all that rain and melting snow there was water just below the surface.


    We worked towards what looks like the main site on this field finding more musket balls than roman stuff.


    A German 20mm shell (very dangerous) we left for Bomb Disposal.


    Aluminum shotgun casing and pliers.




    When coming closer to the roman shard and tile scatter the finds improved.
    Roman pottery


    This one was *****y, muddy as it was i was thinking silver hair pin...


    Cup weight, buckle, medieval swivel mount, bronze mount of some sort.


    Finds became serious when this figurine turned up..


    We had a couple bronzes nearly one in every row, all the bigger value, Sestercii, As but all toast due to the soil conditions there.
    I told my buddy were on the track to silver and i was rewarded with a Denarius of Titus. In the field i was thinking Nero but it turned out even better!
    Titus, as Augustus, AR Denarius. June-July 79 AD.
    IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right
    TR POT VIII COS VII, Jewish captive kneeling right in front of trophy of arms.

    A coin minted only two months almost 2000 years ago....not many still around.


    The Votive Figurine is a bearded man, wearing sandals otherwise naked, carrying a sack(?) on his shoulders.
    This find makes me thinking of a sanctuary in the area, it's with the crudely made rear not made for display, more like an offer to the gods.
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    I'd love to find that kind of stuff, nice post, great finds!
    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

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    Now that's two really great looking keepers, congrats.

    I would of been happy with getting just the cup weight.
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    Hi Lu. That looks like it will turn out to be a great site. Just knew you'd come up with some silver. That looks like a fine coin. Could the silver "hair pin" be a needle for an iv rig? The end looks hollow and angled. The figurine could be an angel with wings instead of a sack. Never saw an angel wearing sandals. Good luck.
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    Nice finds, thanks for sharing!
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    Sweet finds. Hope y'all find more.
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    Minted for only two months?
    That’s what I call rare.
    Congrats
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    Truly and sincerely I would love to be on a hunt like those.Simply amazing.
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    Those are amazing finds!! Please keep us posted on your progress.
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    Roman Votive Figurine and rare Silver

    Nice Denarius bud. That’s a rare coin and an interesting period of the Roman Empire. I don’t think many know how frequently they went through emperors around that time. Poor Titus, “I’ve made but one mistake”
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    Honestly I knew this land would pay off for you & what a start you had!

    Beat us the the first Roman silver of the year & got a banner find votive offering. Can't ask for much more, my vote is in, but I'm pretty sure most will not get the significance of this possibly once in a lifetime find.
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    PS. with a site like this I would expect a high Silver ratio.
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    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
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    I'm on the wrong side of the great pond. Amazing finds. As Crusader stated most will not realize the significance of your discovery. Huge Congrats you got my vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    Now that's two really great looking keepers, congrats.

    I would of been happy with getting just the cup weight.
    I'm working on a set of these weights for years, it will never work. Seems the mid to small sized cups were lost way more often...
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    Quote Originally Posted by uglymailman View Post
    Hi Lu. That looks like it will turn out to be a great site. Just knew you'd come up with some silver. That looks like a fine coin. Could the silver "hair pin" be a needle for an iv rig? The end looks hollow and angled. The figurine could be an angel with wings instead of a sack. Never saw an angel wearing sandals. Good luck.
    Hi Tim, it's a screw on injection needle for a glass syringe.


    Not sure about the meaning of the figurine. Definite not an angel. That crossed my mind too because i couldn't belive first it was the real thing. These votive figurines are so hard to come by...
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