πŸ₯‡ BANNER Failed Oil-Seed Rape - Day 2 - CELTIC GOLD & even more Fibulatastic...

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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 throw about, so I'm very happy with the result of nearly 6 hours gridding a huge area.
We only targeted 1 Celtic Gold for the year, so job done with a really good looking RARE type that I need.:icon_thumright:


2 Scrappies
Medieval Leather Mount (Beast head)
6 mostly broken 1st C AD Fibula
3 Celtic Fibula
RARE - Tasciovanus Hidden Faces Gold Stater, circa 20BC.
Here is some interesting speculation about the bull head (Bucranium) above the horse:
''The bucranium on this superb gold stater indicates that Tasciovanos was also aware of the sacral nature of his kingship and, like Augustus, probably performed some priestly duties within the Druid system, including perhaps the ritual sacrifice of bulls, as graphically illustrated by a bronze unit (ABC 2972) of his son Cunobelinus.''

We have covered most of where we think the Celtic site is, however we will keep gridding out-wards next time.
 

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pepperj

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Crusader may you ride the pony all the way to the banner for this beautiful looking Gold Stater!!!. CONGRATS :occasion14:

BTW Nice Fib.
 

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Stunning coin! I'd be dancing the rest of the day!
 

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Had to put my sunglasses on to look at that Stater 8-)
That is a real stunner!
 

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The condition is fantastic. I hope that it is not to rare and you can keep it. Another great hunt with your Dad.
 
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The condition is fantastic. I hope that it is not to rare and you can keep it. Another great hunt with your Dad.
Thankfully it's with the landowner who we have already given 2 Celtic Gold coins to. Therefore when we next met & show them, it will be OK. We will give them extra finds & look for another great find to even it out.
 

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What ?!!, Celtic Silver , and Celtic Gold on back to back outings ? What !??? Drinking heavily now !
 
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What ?!!, Celtic Silver , and Celtic Gold on back to back outings ? What !??? Drinking heavily now !
Yes back-to-back hunts, but 1 days work in-between.
Not heavily just a few before the pub closed & its too cold & dark outside.
 
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Wow that’s a beauty! Has to be one of your most memorable gold coins dug Cru! I’m stunned, congratulations!
 

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I had a feeling that you hit gold there. Fantastic coin! Big congrats, i'm happy for you! :occasion14:
 
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Wow that’s a beauty! Has to be one of your most memorable gold coins dug Cru! I’m stunned, congratulations!
Yes, & my most valuable one ever.:thumbsup:
 

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Will you have to turn it in to the gov't? What are the chances you will get it back? It's a beauty of a coin, that's for sure. Gary
 
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Will you have to turn it in to the gov't? What are the chances you will get it back? It's a beauty of a coin, that's for sure. Gary
As a 'single' gold coin over 300 years old, I'm not required to declare it under the terms of the Treasure Act. I will show the landowner & agree with them to keep it.
 

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An exceptionally well spent day away from work Crusader! That is a beautiful coin. Congratulations on being able to check off that particular box on this year's "to do" list!
 

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oh wow, that's amazing. congrats!
 

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