Bale seal field Day 4/5 Roman silver and perfume capsule

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We had best conditions today, thawing snow on slightly frozen ground. Did i mention i like 5 pound heavy, muddy boots?
Huge field for our conditions with a roman site in one corner. We managed only two hour hunts there the last days due to the weather. Not a very producing field other than the usual bale seals coming off here.

No need to cover the dug holes with footsteps leaving more mess than our digging...
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Trash
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Bale seals
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Buckles
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Bits and pieces
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Scrap silver and a copper weddind band
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Modern coins
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Roman scrappies with a Sestercius i tried to save. Only thing to see is Fortuna seated holding shield and Globe(?)
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I will not say bucket lister, but i like the Gator or Elephant coins. Roman Denarius, worn and verly welcome.
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A find that nearly fooled me today was this Acorn. Not uncommon to find these on a roman site. I had a feeling that something was wrong as the acorn was too light for a solid cast roman one. But muddy as everything was i just put it in the pouch. Washed clean at home it was still too light and had something in it when shaking it. I let my Lady open it and said i make the pics. :laughing7: Safety first, watch for spells!

Acorn ready to be opened.
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Acorn open.
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Filled with cloth.
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Looks to be a not very old Perfume Capsule, the dried cloth still has some light odor, preserved in it's brass housing.
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Julius Caesar AR Denarius. Military Mint Traveling With Caesar in Northern Italy 49 BC. Obverse: Elephant advancing right, trampling horned serpent; CAESAR in exergue. Reverse: Pontifical implements: simpulum sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.
Don....
 
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Julius Caesar AR Denarius. Military Mint Traveling With Caesar in Northern Italy 49 BC. Obverse: Elephant advancing right, trampling horned serpent; CAESAR in exergue. Reverse: Pontifical implements: simpulum sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.
Don....

Yeap, beat me to it. Cru'dad found this type of Julius Caesar Denarius, I remember at the time it was our oldest Roman Silver.
 
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Julius Caesar AR Denarius. Military Mint Traveling With Caesar in Northern Italy 49 BC. Obverse: Elephant advancing right, trampling horned serpent; CAESAR in exergue. Reverse: Pontifical implements: simpulum sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.
Don....

Your looks a lot better Don! :tongue3: And yes, the priests tools are upside down on my pic.... :icon_scratch:
 
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Yeap, beat me to it. Cru'dad found this type of Julius Caesar Denarius, I remember at the time it was our oldest Roman Silver.

Always nice to get an old one, isn't it? :hello2:
 

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Very good result for a short hunt.
We had to call off Saturdays hunt because of rain that day & most the week. We had the worst floods in our area since records began over Xmas. I hope it dried enough today for tomorrows hunt.
 
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Very good result for a short hunt.
We had to call off Saturdays hunt because of rain that day & most the week. We had the worst floods in our area since records began over Xmas. I hope it dried enough today for tomorrows hunt.

Today it was 2 hrs. Thursday maybe 2 1/2 or 3... We had rain since Christmas almost every day. Fields are flooded. This one got a plough in Dec. because something went wrong with the winter wheat. That helped to drain a bit and as we missed this one after harvest we gave it a try. The main scatter is pretty much dead but the field is huge and finds come with persistence. I don't think the Denarius fits the site. More a random loss as it don't match the late finds usually coming here.
Good luck tomorrow and fingers crossed for a hammered! :occasion14:
 

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Today it was 2 hrs. Thursday maybe 2 1/2 or 3... We had rain since Christmas almost every day. Fields are flooded. This one got a plough in Dec. because something went wrong with the winter wheat. That helped to drain a bit and as we missed this one after harvest we gave it a try. The main scatter is pretty much dead but the field is huge and finds come with persistence. I don't think the Denarius fits the site. More a random loss as it don't match the late finds usually coming here.
Good luck tomorrow and fingers crossed for a hammered! :occasion14:
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That's boot sticker hunt
Well worth it getting the silver congrats.:hello2:

I was fortunate to get one years back and thought it was a coin from India at first, because I could make out the Elephant under the crust.:laughing7:
It turned out quite nice in the end.
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Very Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Nice hunt Lu. That silver bracelet have enough on it to get a pencil etching? The secret to the mud is when you lift your foot, heel first, put pressure on the outside of the foot as you withdraw it and give a little toe flick as it comes free. Also walk flat footed as much as possible. Good luck.
 
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Hi Tim, nothing left to get the name. It's a very small childs bracelet. Absolutely no clue how it gets into a field in nowhere. :dontknow:
 

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Nice hunt Lu. That silver bracelet have enough on it to get a pencil etching? The secret to the mud is when you lift your foot, heel first, put pressure on the outside of the foot as you withdraw it and give a little toe flick as it comes free. Also walk flat footed as much as possible. Good luck.

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Good tip-now tell that to the mud.
I found that there's mud, and then there's clay mud-that probably barefoot would be the only solution.
The 2 that stuck in my mind was once in England and once last fall, my boots looked like Westfront's boots after a -20 steps literally impossible to keep it from not sticking.
 

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Westfront,

Outstanding hunt, you had a very productive 4 1/2 hours over the 2 days. While I definitely liked the Julius Caesar Denarius (definitely near the top of my bucket list), I especially liked the acorn perfume capsule. First one I have seen with the cloth still inside - nice trick in letting the master of the house to open it...lol. Good luck with your hunts - looking forward to seeing your first hammered coins of the year. Walt
 

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