πŸ₯‡ BANNER 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...UPDATE

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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 yesterday which would have blocked my way back with the bike. :o
I spent 4 hours on my own continuing the rather difficult land I started to grid recently. I was having a bad few hours & my mind was dreaming up a likely good find from this field, the best I was hoping for was a complete Medieval Buckle. You never expect a Gold Coin but it was furthest from my mind & I had no clues that this field was going to do anything this good :o It's taken Dad & I over 2 years to find another Gold Coin, but I'm so glad 2012 is made already, so the pressure is off for the rest of the year :laughing7:

Other finds of the day:
4 Scrappy Roman Coins
2 Lead Tokens
Tudor Clothes Fastener (Rose)
Leather Mount (circa 17th C) – Man in the moon & star to right
17th C Lead Cap (powder flask)

There are less than 50 Recorded examples of this type :headbang:
Celtic Gold Quarter Stater
CUNOBELINE
AD10-20AD
Wild Type Horse Right

Corn Ear
VA-1935.01
CA[MV]
Minted - Camulodunum (Colchester)

Let me tell you, I was so pleased with the coin, it got a Rex Hunt Kiss (but no throwing back) :laughing9: :blob8:

My first ever Celtic Gold Coin (some years ago) was this very same type, however it was a full Stater & this is a Quarter. So now I have the full set 8) - I pictured it next to my first coin to show how much smaller this one is :icon_thumright:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Celtic-Catuvellauni-gold-quarter-stater-Wild-type-/120696388043
See one listed for sale above.
 

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timekiller

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Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

You don't mess around banner time already. :o this could end up being your year. :thumbsup: Going to the polls now........ voteing booth :D
Take Care,
Pete, :hello:
 
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Timekiller said:
You don't mess around banner time already. :o this could end up being your year. :thumbsup: Going to the polls now........ voteing booth :D
Take Care,
Pete, :hello:

Cheers, roll on 2012 :)
 

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Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

Nice finds CRUSADER
Congrats on the Gold :thumbsup:
 

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Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

Cru,
Congratulations on an awesome find and your first banner find of 2012.

Happy hunting in 2012 and I hope you find your entire wish list.

NJ
 

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Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

Congratulations :headbang: :blob7:

I bet that was a faint signal with such a tiny gold coin. You must have to dig a lot foil and other small bits chasing that kind of gold.
 
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jeff of pa said:
Nice finds CRUSADER
Congrats on the Gold :thumbsup:
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N.J.THer said:
Cru,
Congratulations on an awesome find and your first banner find of 2012.

Happy hunting in 2012 and I hope you find your entire wish list.

NJ
:icon_thumright:
 
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Steve in PA said:
Congratulations :headbang: :blob7:

I bet that was a faint signal with such a tiny gold coin. You must have to dig a lot foil and other small bits chasing that kind of gold.
I vary what I dig depending on the site. However, with this field I'm digging every signal (as its pretty sparce), which does include lots of foil & coke. My general approach is to clear everything. :thumbsup: (I always hunt with no Disc & high Ses, as I like to hear every bit of iron etc..)
 

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Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

What great day that was! Congrats! :icon_thumleft:
 

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Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

Way to start out the year with a bang. Now anything else for the rest of the year is gravy.
 
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garryson said:
What great day that was! Congrats! :icon_thumleft:
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allen said:
that belongs on the banner without a doubt !!!
Congrats on a beautiful coin !!!!
It was a banner day for me, Dad & I could not have tried much harder for this & it pops up in a random field which if we had any other choice we would not have done. It's not a site, it's in the middle of no-where, & only a few promising signs :thumbsup: However, this proves why I do like to try the hard ground, because it may only have 1 good find but it's always worth trying. (mostly so you can cross it off the mental map)
 

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Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

Woohooo! You missed Your goal by 4 days...but i think that one was worth the waiting! Not to mention, You were missed by the tree... :headbang: Big congrats on Your celtic gold!
 

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Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

Look at her!!!Sweet bud,I knew it was just a matter of time!You are going to run out of room under your Avatar!!! :laughing7: :notworthy:
 

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Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

Nicccccccce !!!!!!! :icon_pirat: Congrats on the "old gold" I'm voting !!!!
 

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Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

Way to go .... :icon_thumleft: nice gold coin. Sounds like 2012 stared pretty darn good for you....congrats.
 

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Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

WTG Cru, sure does take pressure off for the rest of the year, but what a beginning to 2012! Love the side by side shot of the two you have found.

Don
 

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Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

:icon_thumleft:

Hard work and dedication :notworthy: and it's paid off :headbang: weldone mate :icon_thumleft:...Banner :icon_thumleft:

SS
 

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Re: 2000 YEAR OLD GOLD COIN...

Congrats "Crusader" :hello2:
Banner for sure :thumbsup:
 
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Westfront said:
Woohooo! You missed Your goal by 4 days...but i think that one was worth the waiting! Not to mention, You were missed by the tree... :headbang: Big congrats on Your celtic gold!

Any Gold coin is worth the wait, I would have been over the moon with a Victorian Half Soveriegn right now but this was a home run :icon_thumright:

kuger said:
Look at her!!!Sweet bud,I knew it was just a matter of time!You are going to run out of room under your Avatar!!! :laughing7: :notworthy:
I was hoping it was a matter of time but it took me over 20 years for my first Celtic Gold :laughing9: (although detectors have improved & so has my time spent & sites picked)

PikesPeakCharlie said:
Nicccccccce !!!!!!! :icon_pirat: Congrats on the "old gold" I'm voting !!!!
Relichunter1 said:
Way to go .... :icon_thumleft: nice gold coin. Sounds like 2012 stared pretty darn good for you....congrats.
:icon_thumright: :icon_thumright: :icon_thumright:
Don in SJ said:
WTG Cru, sure does take pressure off for the rest of the year, but what a beginning to 2012! Love the side by side shot of the two you have found.

Don
So do I :icon_thumright:
Silver Searcher said:
:icon_thumleft:

Hard work and dedication :notworthy: and it's paid off :headbang: weldone mate :icon_thumleft:...Banner :icon_thumleft:

SS
Thanks mate, that field is hard work, but in the back of my mind, I think its got to be worth gridding...... :-\ I hope you can get out more this year, it must be your time soon, although your last rally was a result :headbang:

yo6oej said:
Congrats "Crusader" :hello2:
Banner for sure :thumbsup:
Cheers
 

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