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    Surprise find in the junk pile........

    Better half is out with the Girls, I have a active social life & I spent my evening with a secret liason, lead cleaning.

    After every hunt I sort out the old lead & sick it in a bag. When its dry, like tonite I brush it clean. Claim down everyone I know I'm living the high life, but someone has to do it.

    Anyway whilst cleaning I found a piece of lead that turns out to be a Roman Document Seal. Not a Military one otherwise it would be stamped with the unit, so proberly civilian.

    This lead is for scrap & its making a pretty penny right now One of the few finds I can drag myself to sell.
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

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    us
    Feb 2005
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    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    Nice spot find, still looks like a lead glob but with some meaning to it, LOL! My last check on lead was something like 0.40 Euro cents per Kilo, not even close enough in price for me to scrape the dirt and oxidation off then drive it to the scrap yard which I drive past every day to and from work, LOL. HH, Mike

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    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    cool find ty for letting me see it
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    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavaria Mike
    Nice spot find, still looks like a lead glob but with some meaning to it, LOL! My last check on lead was something like 0.40 Euro cents per Kilo, not even close enough in price for me to scrape the dirt and oxidation off then drive it to the scrap yard which I drive past every day to and from work, LOL. HH, Mike
    I've been offered £1.30 for 1kg, but then I get plenty of lead
    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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    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    Back in the '50s, a neighborhood buddy of mine & I made regular trips to the Police Pistol Range & "cleaned-up"!

    We were able to collect/sell enough to finance our Boy Scout trip to the Valley Forge Jamboree.

    We melted ours down tho...sometimes wonder what those fumes have done to the old body?!
    40 years of dirt fishin' & I still get excited!

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    Dec 2007
    Texas
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    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    Back in the '50s, a neighborhood buddy of mine & I made regular trips to the Police Pistol Range & "cleaned-up"!

    We were able to collect/sell enough to finance our Boy Scout trip to the Valley Forge Jamboree.
    Reminds me of my next door neighbor when we were kids. Some people are just born thinking outside of the box.
    1960Texan

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    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    Awsome seal.
    I also love lead. / Shows as silver on my detector.
    Here in NC, USA it`s going for 6 cents a pound

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    ohannos

    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    Oh my god it is beautiful!!
    Ok maby not exactly beautiful but an interesting piece to the collection and a very welcomed surprice i imagine. Do anyone know the kilo price on that old lead?

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    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    Cool. I haven't found any lead yet. Plenty of iron though. :P
    ...Wait a minute....just slow down.... you're gonna miss this....you're gonna want this back.....

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    Jun 2007
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    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Better half is out with the Girls, I have a active social life & I spent my evening with a secret liason, lead cleaning.

    After every hunt I sort out the old lead & sick it in a bag. When its dry, like tonite I brush it clean. Claim down everyone I know I'm living the high life, but someone has to do it.

    Anyway whilst cleaning I found a piece of lead that turns out to be a Roman Document Seal. Not a Military one otherwise it would be stamped with the unit, so proberly civilian.

    This lead is for scrap & its making a pretty penny right now One of the few finds I can drag myself to sell.
    £700 a tonne not bad going I reckon
    Silver is Nice
    But Gold Is Better

    copyright strike it rich 2007

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    Jun 2007
    Treasure baron with Goldtrax
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    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    http://www.letsrecycle.com/prices/metalsPrices.jsp

    heres a link for scrap prices dont know how realistic it is though
    Silver is Nice
    But Gold Is Better

    copyright strike it rich 2007

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    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    I was doing the same Saturday afternoon and spotted a Roman bronze among the crud
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

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    Jun 2007
    Treasure baron with Goldtrax
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    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    Quote Originally Posted by tyre kicker
    I was doing the same Saturday afternoon and spotted a Roman bronze among the crud
    Awesom any chance of a pic
    Silver is Nice
    But Gold Is Better

    copyright strike it rich 2007

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    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    Are there any markings on the seal ?. Be careful with the old lead it can be nasty.

    HH- Robert

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    us
    Jan 2008
    Michigan
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    Re: Surprise find in the junk pile........

    Recently found a 36 lb. of lead behing my garage under four inches of soil. Took it to the scrap yard and got 45 cents a lb. for it.
    Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription... is more cowbell!

 

 
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