A Fragment of VIKING History!

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Dad & I spent the morning exploring a new Pasture Field. It was ridge & furrow but had not been plough in living memory. Dad dug a Victorian plough bit, so we knew it was ploughed over 100 years ago! My best find was a 1690-1720 Buckle, so the was some hope.
After lunch we detected another adjecent pasture field that had been plough, but that seemed to have less signs than the other one. Therefore, I decided to cross over into the 'Buckle Field' for awhile. I went over the noisy productive area but as we had gridded it already, I hit it from a different angle. After about an hour I had most of the finds listed below;

Tudor Spectacle Buckle
Tudor Clothes Fastener
Saxon Brooch Piece
2 Hammered
895-915 Viking Penny - St Edmund Memorial Type;
Even though the Vikings killed the Saxon King (Edmund), he became a Christian Martyr, & the Vikings who were beginning to convert decided to venerate him on this coin!
They named a City after where he was buried - 'Bury St Edmunds'
Read More:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_the_Martyr
 

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Very nice finds! Is that the fragmentary coin with the "+" on it? What country issued it?
 
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Very nice finds! Is that the fragmentary coin with the "+" on it? What country issued it?

Yes, & it was occupied Danish East Anglia.
 

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What a great piece of history that Viking coin is, and I can't recall see one posted previously. The two silver hammereds would also make my day. Congrats and thanks for posting the history on the Viking piece!
 
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What a great piece of history that Viking coin is, and I can't recall see one posted previously. The two silver hammereds would also make my day. Congrats and thanks for posting the history on the Viking piece!

http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/t...y-9-updated-id-rare-coin-further-update2.html

Actually I think the only other one posted was by me in 2011. Slightly larger fragment. Viking coins are very rare & if I got 1 of any type in a year, its a good year!
 

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AH CRUSADER THE GROUND RAIDER WHAT I HAVE YE NOW? THAT LATE 1600S BUCKLE AND COINS AND OTHER RELICS ARE NICE . WELL AS I SAY WHATS NEXT ?
 

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Wow those silver coins made my day. Absolutely awesome! Congrats buddy

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Some sweet and delicious hammered silver, hope you get to pull a perfect full flan example sometime soon. Good stuff!
 

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It's always amazing how using different techniques to search a site that's been heavily hunted always seems to produce, and makes you wonder how you missed it all. Been there, done that many, many times. And great job on the coins!
 

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Awesome finds! Congrats!

I would love to find a Viking coin here, but I would have a better chance of finding hens teeth!
 

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Awesome job guys !! :thumbsup:
 
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It's always amazing how using different techniques to search a site that's been heavily hunted always seems to produce, and makes you wonder how you missed it all. Been there, done that many, many times. And great job on the coins!

I won't say heavily hunted. This is the first year on this new land & Dad & I went over it once. So that means 50% of the gridding is only the Cortes. So by me going over it again, I have a fairly good chance in high iron areas, which is where I targetted.

Plus we had rain yesterday for the first time in ages, & it was wetter than our last hunts on this land.
 

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Cru, that to me is just an incredible piece of history. It's difficult to wrap your head around a coin from the Vikings. Great find man. Really loving that one
 

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That's some great history :occasion14:
 

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Amazing day out Cru - I love the patina on the buckle - to think that Viking coin bit was likely dropped a century before the
epic poem Beowulf was written (that's what I love about this metal detecting thing ) Cheers ! Hoisting an adult beverage
to the Cru !!
 

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Nice 50cal. :laughing7:

In all seriousness Cru congrats on the penny, they sure seem to be brittle suckers, and rare as hens teeth to boot. Liking the Saxon piece and the clothing fastener also, it adds up to a great pasture hunt for sure!
 

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Dad & I spent the morning exploring a new Pasture Field. It was ridge & furrow but had not been plough in living memory. Dad dug a Victorian plough bit, so we knew it was ploughed over 100 years ago! My best find was a 1690-1720 Buckle, so the was some hope.
After lunch we detected another adjecent pasture field that had been plough, but that seemed to have less signs than the other one. Therefore, I decided to cross over into the 'Buckle Field' for awhile. I went over the noisy productive area but as we had gridded it already, I hit it from a different angle. After about an hour I had most of the finds listed below;

Tudor Spectacle Buckle
Tudor Clothes Fastener
Saxon Brooch Piece
2 Hammered
895-915 Viking Penny - St Edmund Memorial Type;
Even though the Vikings killed the Saxon King (Edmund), he became a Christian Martyr, & the Vikings who were beginning to convert decided to venerate him on this coin!
They named a City after where he was buried - 'Bury St Edmunds'
Read More:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_the_Martyr
Nice St Edmund Cru. That's pure history.:thumbsup:
 
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Nice 50cal. :laughing7:

In all seriousness Cru congrats on the penny, they sure seem to be brittle suckers, and rare as hens teeth to boot. Liking the Saxon piece and the clothing fastener also, it adds up to a great pasture hunt for sure!

Sadly the pasture only had the 1 good buckle, the rest was from the stubble Buckle Field next door.
 

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