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    3 Days on the Beans - 4 Hammereds - Very Rare Celtic Silver Unit...

    Sometimes your a victim of circumstances....
    This field was not on the radar, until the the Govt Restrictions dictated that exercise should by done locally, so we looked around & found the closest field just 1 mile away. It should have been planted earlier but the wet conditions pushed it back, & the farmer wanted us on the recently drilled Winter Beans to keep the birds off. Win/Win.
    We were last on this field in 2016 & the finds are very spread out & random. (no hotspots, no sites) Therefore, we deployed the very long gridding technique & went the whole width of the field, from the bottom up. With these 3 hunts of just over 15 hrs we still haven't done 10% of the whole field.

    14 Scrappies (Roman coins)
    Buttons - Livery, Military, 17th C, 2 Tudor
    Silver Cuff-link
    Victorian Gold plated thingy
    2 17th C Spur Buckles
    17th C Lead Cap for a Powder Flask
    Poor condition Medieval Horse Harness Pendant
    Bit of a 6th C Saxon Brooch
    Tudor Strap-end
    16-17th C Knife Terminal (hammer head style)
    2 17th C Leather Mounts
    Ancient Bronze Bracelet Bit?
    Lead Tokens
    4 Hammered - Philip & Mary Groat, Unknown Folded over Penny, Charles I Penny, Charles I Halfpenny with Rose on either side.

    Very Rare Tasciovanus Stag Silver Unit circa 20BC-10AD - I found this type once before in 1999. Here is a better example:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Catuvella...-/324041698772

    The first recorded example was in 1984, & when I found mine in 1999 it was the 10th Recorded example. Because it was then unpublished/unlisted, I had to travel to Oxford to get it IDed/Recorded. Since then there has now been a total of 20 Recorded. It was published in the 2010 ABC book & classified as Extremely Rare. You can find one on ebay with that description but I don't like to over egg things so have gone with Very Rare.
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    Last edited by CRUSADER; Nov 16, 2020 at 02:31 PM.
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    WOW! Great permission. I hope you're going to have many more days like this.
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    Very Nice!!

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    20 recorded examples is may not extremely rare in the books, but thinking about the possibility finding one sounds extremely rare to me.
    What really scares me is that you found two of these 20 recorded.....

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    Wow! Amazing finds! Lots of relics and beautiful and rare coins! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westfront View Post
    20 recorded examples is may not extremely rare in the books, but thinking about the possibility finding one sounds extremely rare to me.
    What really scares me is that you found two of these 20 recorded.....
    It was furthest from our mind. We hope for 1 hammered an outing, and maybe a Roman silver if super lucky. We had never recorded a single Celtic object/coin from this field ever, so it didn't even seem a possibility.
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    Nicely done on the gridding of the field. At least it produced some really nice finds over all-congrats on the silvers and especially the Celtic-a real beauty find.
    Been on a few where I've walked for an hour without a non-ferrous beep-makes for a real long day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    Nicely done on the gridding of the field. At least it produced some really nice finds over all-congrats on the silvers and especially the Celtic-a real beauty find.
    Been on a few where I've walked for an hour without a non-ferrous beep-makes for a real long day.
    There is a fair amount of junk in this field, mostly coke, lead, iron, so its taking time to cover the area.
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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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    Rare silver like that must feel so great to find.
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    Holy mackerel that is a lot of finds! Looks like you have a new honey hole there, congratulations. I love the Celtic silver!

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldiver View Post
    Holy mackerel that is a lot of finds! Looks like you have a new honey hole there, congratulations. I love the Celtic silver!

    Steve
    I know it's hard to believe but it's not what we consider a honey hole. It's just a random scatter of finds over a very large area in a field that was always a field going back to the Roman period. (it was within the Roman administrative boundary)
    After we have finished with it this year, we are unlikely to return because it's too spread out to be at the top of the list. It may come up again, if many other choices are not available but unlikely.
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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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    ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    I know it's hard to believe but it's not what we consider a honey hole. It's just a random scatter of finds over a very large area in a field that was always a field going back to the Roman period. (it was within the Roman administrative boundary)
    After we have finished with it this year, we are unlikely to return because it's too spread out to be at the top of the list. It may come up again, if many other choices are not available but unlikely.
    How many acres is this field actually?
    Many believe that the sites they detect are considered big/large in size, but are actually small in size.
    The scatter in your area is certainly differs from what we have on this side of the pond in many respects, just the amount of habitation 2/3 hundred vs 2000+yrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    How many acres is this field actually?
    Many believe that the sites they detect are considered big/large in size, but are actually small in size.
    The scatter in your area is certainly differs from what we have on this side of the pond in many respects, just the amount of habitation 2/3 hundred vs 2000+yrs.
    Not sure, in the 30-40 acres bracket. From what we have GPSed over the years we think that on 20 of those acres we have the light scatter, & the rest next to nothing.

    We have some Roman Sites covering a 10 acre scatter (in comparison), most being 2-4 acres.

    PS. habitation in this context is not the right word. Habitation was 1 mile away, this is field dumping or field working. (although a close by main Roman Road may play into it)
    Last edited by CRUSADER; Nov 18, 2020 at 06:52 AM.
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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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