It was a great summer, 14 outings of about 3 to 4 hours, always early morning.
I love my excels, the blues 800 and 1000.
This is my biggest year, 206€, 1st platinum ring, gold and silver,
more than any other time before... its going to be hard to beat. On the pic the right its all silver, and...
Hunted in Mallorca coves for about 10 days, I was there the whole month but had trouble with the excal because I hit the coil against a street lamp.
Somehow after several days drying and giving bad result when air testing, tried it in the water in PP and it worked just fine...go figure.
Tried a new field, not too far away from a medieval castle.
The first part of the field started with a small button, and then nothing for about 45 mins, then BAM, a really nice BRONZE AGE ARROW HEAD!!!
Changed to the next field (only two available all of them have high wheat) and started...
Went back to where I found the fake roman coin, and had a lot of fun!
Found my best piece of roman pottery, sigilata!!
Several roman coins, 1 in pretty good shape.
Two strange bronze items, one looks like a phallus, any help with that will be welcome!
Thanks for looking!
Had a nice hot day with a couple of friends, they took me to a pounded out site. It was fun, nice company, good grilled meats, and a few targets
Got a nice roman coin, in good shape (need ID thanks)
A complete fibula/brooch, they tell me is from before the Romans, and my first complete one with...
Went back to look for more fake roman coins, and had no luck on that part, but managed a few good relics and coins
1 small roman coin
2 pieces of roman coins
1 flower button, any info is more than welcome, could it be roman?
1 bronze in the shape of a chess pawn, it came out on the roman...
Went back today for two hours, very hot, I think we reached 27 degrees Celsius!
Well I hunted for two hours, until I needed to drink.
Got 2 maravedis of the Catholic Kings 1474-1506
8 maravedis of Philip IV 1620's
3 Blanca's of Philip II 1556 - 1598
And a half of an unidentified coin.
For about 4 hours, we hit a known roman site, full of pottery, and interesting, how 90% of the terra sigilata was on the lower end of the hill, but the coins showed up on the medium to high section. Only my two coins, and one of my friend ( not in the pics).
1 really nice roman coin of...
Nice day, finally no rain!!
Got a couple of Roman coins, almost flat disks, but still great to find roman!! If anyone has any input on the coins I would love to have more info.
Then a couple of modern coins, from the 1800's, one from portugal (first for me), and a regular Spanish. Two kings at...
Cloudy day, with some showers, we just hunted for about two hours, to a pounded site, full of pottery! It was like walking on a pottery factory!!
Got a piece of a fibula
2 maravedis of Phillip III. 1602
One bronze bead
A marble , made of stone, perfectly round and smoooooth
A an SESTERTIUS of...
Went to a couple of sites, got the usual for those areas, nothing very exciting other than the dagger chape, which is very pretty.
One of the sites was next to a XI century little church.
Also found an interesting lead seal with a crown and the letters DT...suggestions?
Good luck to all
Tried a new area, just for less than an hour, and the main field was planted.
Nice temp and weather, I got
1 Brooch, with part of the poin still in it, which I don't know if it's roman or medieval...any clues will be welcome
Then 1 coin of Phillip IV, around 1660's, of 16 maravedis, mint of...
Went with a friend to my fav field, huge area to cover but we are covering different fields.
Yesterday for 3:30 hours, very windy, I gues the temperature dropped quite a bit because the wind chill factor.
I got 2 Blanca's from King Juan 1406-1454!!!!
1 really good blanca in the name of the...
I have been surfing the web to find a way of displaying and storing my best coins and relics, have seen some home made cabinets and very expensive antique cabinets.
I would love to see everyone's ideas on this matter, thank- you all for the help!
I don't know if this is the right forum...
Finally went for a nice hunt on the 29th, having been working way too much.
I searched my well known site for about 3:30 hrs, and got the usual. It was a great day, nice weather and lots of targets!
Coins for the mid 1600's til the end of 1700's.
A nice gold painted little pedestal.
Well my summer it's over, and these are my totals
6 gold rings ( one is missing from the picture, it was claimed by the wife...hahaha)
6 silver rings
Two silver crosses
One silver virgin
One silver chain
20 grams of gold
60 grams of silver
Went back for a goodbye hunt to the closest beach.
Spent about two hours, and got
1 silver cross
1 silver virgin
3 foreign coins
I have found that the excal 800 doesn't ring the coins of 5, 2, and 1 cent of euro, you have to put it on all metal! Who knows what kind of metal...
Went back for 2:30 hours this morning, and I wasn't feeling the same luck as the first day...
I got about 10€ (12$)
And 1 ring, which I don't know if it's gold...it doesn't look like it, it's more like silver with gold plate or something...it has two marks, one looks like a boot, the other one...