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    The Potato Field - CELTIC GOLD !!!

    Picture 1 is Cru'dad's scouting mission on a far away farm, we call it the Turkey Farm Site. It was a short 2.5 hour hunt & he only ended up with 2 scrappies, & bits. Plan A was to return today, but the after affect of the Severe Gales yesterday (& the tale end of the Gale today), we decided to stay close to home.
    We started a little early as the rain & hail was due at lunchtime & it did hit us as predicted. The Plan B was 'The Potato Field', it's our second bite of the cherry this Winter as it's been deep ploughed.(which helped bring up the Gold in an area we gridded, as it was poking out the top!) Lucky for us the usual ankle breaker wasn't an issue, as this sandy field fell nicely & all the rain has flatten it. Way better than we expected!
    3 hours 45 minutes (before we got beaten off):

    1 Roman Coin
    1 Jetton
    1 Tudor Button
    1 Livery Button
    1 18th C Navy Button
    Crotal Bell
    18th C Clog Clasp
    Bit of an 18th C Fob Seal
    Medieval Buckles
    Leather Mount with Leather (17th C)
    10-11th C Viking Strap-End (broken, but a design I need to research)
    1609 James I Sixpence
    CELTIC GOLD QUARTER STATER (Cru'dad's find - can't find it in my book, emailed our British Museum contact, will update) Thanks to washingtonian who stated on my last post - ''Fingers crossed you get more Celtic GOLD on your next outing!!'' (although it wasn't me.)
    UPDATE:
    (from the British Museum)
    ''It’s a little tricky to pin down, but I think this is a British La2 type. It looks like examples published by John Sills in his ‘Divided Kingdoms’ (2017) volume, Whaddon Cross type, p. 481 nos. 463-464, also in ABC no. 2457 (where it’s called the Whaddon Wings type) and Van Arsdell no. 1478.

    We have one on the PAS I think (https://finds.org.uk/database/artefa...cord/id/955585 ) although I can’t find an obvious example in the BM collections (not with the staters and quarter staters of this series at least).

    It would be a good one to get photographed and recorded properly!''


    ABC Books describes as 'Extremely Rare'.
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    STUNNED!!! Congratulations on a magnificent save BANNER

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK HOLE View Post
    STUNNED!!! Congratulations on a magnificent save BANNER
    Thanks, although this may turn out to be an Extremely Rare coin, I'll stop everyone short on the BANNER Votes, as it was Cru'dad's find & not allowed.
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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
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    Wow now that is a special find there! Congrats! Can you get a banner by association!?
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!! Awesome!!! Hammered Gold!!!! Wow!!!
    Last edited by Digger RJ; Feb 10, 2020 at 01:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcopperstax View Post
    Wow now that is a special find there! Congrats! Can you get a banner by association!?
    As far as I understand it, if Cru'dad was a Member (which he isn't) then even me posting it on my thread would count.
    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.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    Hammered James I would be a dream find for me over here.
    Yeap I was pleased with it, as it was our target find for the day (ie. 1 hammered), it was in the wettest boggy spot in the whole field!
    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.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    Amazing finds, simply stunning Celtic gold

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    Congrats to Cru'Dad on that stunner!
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    Wow, what a picture that gold and silver make, congratulations!

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    Great gold from across the pond. WHAT A FIND!

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    Congrats to Crudad! He did it again! First celtic gold came early this year with plenty time left for another one or two. Fingers crossed.

 

 
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