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  • Failed Oil-Seed Rape - Day 2 - CELTIC GOLD & even more Fibulatastic...

    On Monday I felt a Celtic gold coming after a few good signs & then when Cru'dad got the silver towards the end of the hunt, I knew we stood a better chance. So yesterday I booked today off as holiday, stating to my work colleague that I would find a Celtic Gold today. Not something I normally...
  • CELTIC GOLD, ROMAN SILVER, & MEDIEVAL SILVER!!!!!

    This could not of worked out any better! It rained on Saturday & it was a lovely windy cool day for what is our LAST CHANCE to detect this field before harvest. Conditions were perfect & something happened that has never happened to me. We normally call a early silver in the hunt 'the kiss of...
  • Viking/Saxon CloisonnĂ© Brooch - Find of the year!

    I wanted to do a separate post for this one, as it deserved it! I dedicate this post to Jeff of PA & his most recent comments on one of my latest posts.:thumbsup: This amazing condition plate brooch dates to the 10th-11th C AD. Our Viking period, & these brooches have strong associations with...
  • A Saxon Site - Day 6 - But started on 4 new fields - VERY RARE GALBA !!!

    Yesterday Land-Mag kindly took me out for a 2 hour scout of 4 new fields (never tried). Our research had 1 of the 4 fields as a possible Roman Site. We called this field the No.1 Site, as it was the first we tried & I found a No.1 Shooting position Peg. There was quite a bit of Roman Pottery...
  • XP Deus - Short Solo Hunt on New Land - GOLD HAMMERED!

    XP DEUS ROCKS:headbang: (Second gold coin in 9 months) Firstly a little background on this new land. It's owned by the most anti-detectorist in our area, nice guy when you know him but he spent many a night running off Night Hawks from his land. It's only last year that we met up whilst he...
  • Massive Roman/Saxon Site - Day 5 - XP DEUS HITS GOLD...

    What can I say after only 5 hunts with my new machine.:metaldetector::blob8::metaldetector: We gridded for 5.5 hours & got our equal best Roman Coin count (for this site) again! The gold coin was found on my second run & it sounded like a deep coin. Not that deep by some standards (about...
  • Shotgun Alley - Extremely Rare Coin!

    I spent 2 days on shotgun alley pumping in 15 hours detecting along with Dads 6 hours 45 minutes. Cleared tons of shotgun shells but it was well worth it.:thumbsup: 25 Roman Bronze Coins Roman silver of Valens8-) (now our best year for Roman silver) 3 Hammered - Scarce cut Irish Qtr included...
  • Fans Roman Site - Day 3 - CELTIC GOLD!!!

    Fan's Roman Site - Day 3 - CELTIC GOLD!!! I love Mondays.:headbang: Dad & I spent 5.5 hours gridding the limits of the site. As per norm, the Roman Artefacts often end up on the boundries:icon_scratch: As we we gridding the gap between Fan's Site & the Metal Working area, I finally struck...
  • EXTREMELY RARE HAMMERED PENNY

    WOW......... Dad & I spent 4 lovely hours in the sun on the same field as yesterday. This was our last shot on here before the crop would start to show, so it was a 1 hit weekend! The hotspot we found yesterday had been gridded out, so on a hunch we skipped loads of runs & started higher up...
  • Taking a Risk - Pays Off!...

    Shaun7 is visiting tomorrow for a guest hunt. He hasn't been out for over half a year. I didn't want to raid my best option & I wanted to take a punt elsewhere, just incase it was a better option for us. I wanted us to have the best chance tomorrow. It was another failed crop field & I...
  • <<<ROMAN BRONZE BULL>>>

    Took another day off work to try some more Barley Fields. Cru'Dad had done some hunting yesterday (picture 1) & scouted out which fields are available. The first field I picked from the list, I knew had some cropmarks on but we had found very little in previous years, but worth another try...
  • COLONIAL GOLD COIN...

    Only joking, it's US Colonial period.:happysmiley: (April fools) Today I have some buttons:D Sometimes, your best judgement is spot on....I had decided that before we started a new ploughed field we should give the nearby park a quick hour or so explore. Its a larged grassed area that is...
  • MY OLDEST GOLD COIN!!!

    Most of this week has been sub-zero temperatures & the ground was frozen to about 3 inches but the snow didn't start until after we had finished 4 hours hunting new fields. We tried 3 of the 4 sprayed off fields (failed crops) which are close to our Roman Sites but we have never tried. I got the...
  • Qrter Stater Field - Day 5...16th C Gold Ring!!!

    Beautiful day again & after our moderate success yesterday we were both ready for a bit of a slog, it seemed like payback time was due :P We were nearly right because at the 2 hour point (total day was 3.5 hours), we only had 1 Roman coin & a few buttons. Once again the difficult field just blow...
  • 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...UPDATE

    Today was my last day off as I return to work tomorrow (after an extended X-Mas Holiday :wink: ). Thankfully there was a break in the wet & very windy weather. I'm glad I didn't try yesterday, as the only road/lane to the field had a huge tree blown across it (cut & cleared now), must have been...
  • TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...UPDATE

    I think I'm finally getting the hang of this detecting lark :laughing7: Dad & I went out today expecting a few Roman Coins as I had decided to carry on from where I had the Roman Silver last week. On the very first run after 5 minutes & 3 digs into the hunt, out pops a Silver Ingot. I look at...
  • !!!WOW - Roman Site No.3 - WOW!!!

    We only now had 3 hours of sunlight left & we moved to a site that Land-Mag had researched & I had spotted on google earth, I remember the day I sent him to the area to field walk pottery & I got an excited call saying his pockets were over flowing. Ever since then, I couldn't wait to try it. I...
  • No.5 - Updated

    Well after getting a Roman Silver & hammered yesterday, I was bedding in for a tough day. However, on my first run & my first find (dug a few bits of rubbish) was a tiny Gold Celtic coin. My 5th Gold Coin this year (our 6th) :icon_thumright: Took me 20 years to get my first Celtic Gold, now Dad...
  • Gold Coin.......

    This is how I found my second Gold Coin of the year: Friday I found a Bishop Stortford 1667 token. This token sparked an interest by Shaun7 who lives quite near that place. He looked up a couple of farms in the area, gave them a ring, & the rest is history! THANKS SHAUN ;D I was extremely...
  • EXTREMELY RARE - HENRY I - NORMAN PENNY! - UPDATED - SCAN ADDED

    It doesn't get much rarer than this one! Henry I Circa 1119 Only 4 coins recorded at this mint. This is the ONLY 1 of this type at this mint. This period was full of plated fakes, so they often turn up bent to test them or cut. Due to the broken coins & the fact some where rejected a decree...
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