Farmers Choice Game Strip Day 2 + Random New Field - 3 Hammered & CELTIC SILVER...

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We returned to one of our newer 1000 acre permission to try my new Deus II with 11" Coil that I received yesterday. I gave my XP Deus to Cru'dad but he wanted one last go in the morning with the XP GMP & swap after lunch, so we tried a new field. It's never been detected, other than a short try by us along a grass edge whilst the crop was in. It had no intel on it & the aerials showed nothing but old drainage pipes. However, it had some good topography & just looked worth a try.
I wandered up the slope & around the high ground before the drop off & got a James I Hammered within 10 mins! We wanted to explore the whole field so kept moving. After doing a large scouting mission for 1 hour whilst looking for signs of a Site, I then started a grid on the high ground. 2nd run I got a broken hammered, carried on for an hour & not much else other than buttons etc. We did the final 3rd hour where I had the first hammered & once again not much.
Finished the 3 hours with;
9 buttons
Broken Crotal Bell
17th C Spur Buckle
18th C Horse Harness Mount
Mostly blank Geo II Halfpennies
James I Penny circa 1610
Henry VII Groat - Pity its broken, its a scarce find

After lunch we decided to return to where we took the kids & got the 9 scrappies - Farmer's Choice (Game Strip).
I decided to grid the area I had covered with the Deus 11" & see what I could get with the Deep Program 6 (Deus II). Managed 1 scrappy, 1 small button & some crap.
After that I joined Cru'dad who was now using the Deus to finish gridding the rest of the Game Strip. It took us 2.5 hours to complete;
8 Scrappies
Buttons
US Ammo Seals
17th C Token
Alexander III Scottish Penny 1280-86 - My best example of this King8-)
I thought I had done pretty well get 3 hammered for the day but Cru'dad topped it off on the last but 1 run with a Celtic Silver. (complete surprise in this area)
Celtic Silver Unit of the Corieltavi Tribe 45BC-10BC similar to this;


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lenmac65

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Awesome finds. I especially like the silver coins. Congrats!
 

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Beautiful photos and interesting writeup, as usual. Please keep them coming. You have such a long history and so many artifacts scattered about that it is mind boggling for an Eastern North American!
 

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We returned to one of our newer 1000 acre permission to try my new Deus II with 11" Coil that I received yesterday. I gave my XP Deus to Cru'dad but he wanted one last go in the morning with the XP GMP & swap after lunch, so we tried a new field. It's never been detected, other than a short try by us along a grass edge whilst the crop was in. It had no intel on it & the aerials showed nothing but old drainage pipes. However, it had some good topography & just looked worth a try.
I wandered up the slope & around the high ground before the drop off & got a James I Hammered within 10 mins! We wanted to explore the whole field so kept moving. After doing a large scouting mission for 1 hour whilst looking for signs of a Site, I then started a grid on the high ground. 2nd run I got a broken hammered, carried on for an hour & not much else other than buttons etc. We did the final 3rd hour where I had the first hammered & once again not much.
Finished the 3 hours with;
9 buttons
Broken Crotal Bell
17th C Spur Buckle
18th C Horse Harness Mount
Mostly blank Geo II Halfpennies
James I Penny circa 1610
Henry VII Groat - Pity its broken, its a scarce find

After lunch we decided to return to where we took the kids & got the 9 scrappies - Farmer Choice.
I decided to grid the area I had covered with the Deus 11" & see what I could get with the Deep Program 6 (Deus II). Managed 1 scrappy, 1 small button & some crap.
After that I joined Cru'dad who was now using the Deus to finish gridding the rest of the Game Strip. It took us 2.5 hours to complete;
8 Scrappies
Buttons
US Ammo Seals
17th C Token
Alexander III Scottish Penny 1280-86 - My best example of this King8-)
I thought I had done pretty well get 3 hammered for the day but Cru'dad topped it off on the last but 1 run with a Celtic Silver. (complete surprise in this area)
Celtic Silver Unit of the Corieltavi Tribe 45BC-10BC similar to this;


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Awesome!!!! Congrats!!!!! Deus2 does well!!
 

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We returned to one of our newer 1000 acre permission to try my new Deus II with 11" Coil that I received yesterday. I gave my XP Deus to Cru'dad but he wanted one last go in the morning with the XP GMP & swap after lunch, so we tried a new field. It's never been detected, other than a short try by us along a grass edge whilst the crop was in. It had no intel on it & the aerials showed nothing but old drainage pipes. However, it had some good topography & just looked worth a try.
I wandered up the slope & around the high ground before the drop off & got a James I Hammered within 10 mins! We wanted to explore the whole field so kept moving. After doing a large scouting mission for 1 hour whilst looking for signs of a Site, I then started a grid on the high ground. 2nd run I got a broken hammered, carried on for an hour & not much else other than buttons etc. We did the final 3rd hour where I had the first hammered & once again not much.
Finished the 3 hours with;
9 buttons
Broken Crotal Bell
17th C Spur Buckle
18th C Horse Harness Mount
Mostly blank Geo II Halfpennies
James I Penny circa 1610
Henry VII Groat - Pity its broken, its a scarce find

After lunch we decided to return to where we took the kids & got the 9 scrappies - Farmer Choice.
I decided to grid the area I had covered with the Deus 11" & see what I could get with the Deep Program 6 (Deus II). Managed 1 scrappy, 1 small button & some crap.
After that I joined Cru'dad who was now using the Deus to finish gridding the rest of the Game Strip. It took us 2.5 hours to complete;
8 Scrappies
Buttons
US Ammo Seals
17th C Token
Alexander III Scottish Penny 1280-86 - My best example of this King8-)
I thought I had done pretty well get 3 hammered for the day but Cru'dad topped it off on the last but 1 run with a Celtic Silver. (complete surprise in this area)
Celtic Silver Unit of the Corieltavi Tribe 45BC-10BC similar to this;


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3 hammered and a Celtic... nothing to sneeze at...which is the Scottish penny and which find is the groat that was not completely intact? All great finds! Go Cru'dad!
 
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which is the Scottish penny and which find is the groat that was not completely intact?
All on blue bakground.
Scottish - Top Left.
Broken Groat - Top Right
Bottom left Penny also has a Scottish connection, hence the Thistle on one side & the English Rose on the other - James I of England was James VI of Scotland.
 

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All on blue bakground.
Scottish - Top Left.
Broken Groat - Top Right
Bottom left Penny also has a Scottish connection, hence the Thistle on one side & the English Rose on the other - James I of England was James VI of Scotland.
Which one is the Celtic silver? :occasion14:
Great looking Alexander lll and the Rose silver

So have you got a sense on how are you liking the Deus ll over the D l, and wass the transition an easy one?

Nicely done on giving the machine to Cru'dad, how did he like the machine?
 
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So have you got a sense on how are you liking the Deus ll over the D l, and wass the transition an easy one?

Nicely done on giving the machine to Cru'dad, how did he like the machine?
Transition really easy, I could tell what it was telling me straight away. Only down side is it's slightly heavier (not much) & the volume on the WS6 headphones at max are not that loud.

Cru'dad never likes changing & the Cortes had to fall to pieces before he took my XP GMP, so he wasn't keen but he took to it well & found 3 scrappies on the first run we did. I think as we bed in to the new Deus Cru'Team we will improve our productivity this year.
 

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All on blue bakground.
Scottish - Top Left.
Broken Groat - Top Right
Bottom left Penny also has a Scottish connection, hence the Thistle on one side & the English Rose on the other - James I of England was James VI of Scotland.
Thank you Cru'
I'll have a look. :)
 

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Congrats on your good silver score! You know, i like that Celtic Silver most....
 
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I was stationed in Scotland for 3 years and traveled around the UK as much as possible about 30 years ago, I completely wasted my time trying to develop a taste for scotch, learning to play darts and snookers, and wasting a lot of time golfing when I should have taken up Metal Detecting!!! Now here I am with many years later with "go back to the UK to detec" on my bucket list but I think before I can ever get over there again Cru and Cru Dad will have found everything!!:BangHead: Congrats on the beautiful saves!! I really enjoy your posts and your finds are fascinating to say the least!
 
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I was stationed in Scotland for 3 years and traveled around the UK as much as possible about 30 years ago, I completely wasted my time trying to develop a taste for scotch, learning to play darts and snookers, and wasting a lot of time golfing when I should have taken up Metal Detecting!!! Now here I am with many years later with "go back to the UK to detec" on my bucket list but I think before I can ever get over there again Cru and Cru Dad will have found everything!!:BangHead: Congrats on the beautiful saves!! I really enjoy your posts and your finds are fascinating to say the least!
Scotland have different Detecting Laws than us, not quite as good, from what I can tell.
But yes, you should have been in the fields instead of the Pub's, although I do like the odd pint myself. (not a spirits drinker)
 

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We returned to one of our newer 1000 acre permission to try my new Deus II with 11" Coil that I received yesterday. I gave my XP Deus to Cru'dad but he wanted one last go in the morning with the XP GMP & swap after lunch, so we tried a new field. It's never been detected, other than a short try by us along a grass edge whilst the crop was in. It had no intel on it & the aerials showed nothing but old drainage pipes. However, it had some good topography & just looked worth a try.
I wandered up the slope & around the high ground before the drop off & got a James I Hammered within 10 mins! We wanted to explore the whole field so kept moving. After doing a large scouting mission for 1 hour whilst looking for signs of a Site, I then started a grid on the high ground. 2nd run I got a broken hammered, carried on for an hour & not much else other than buttons etc. We did the final 3rd hour where I had the first hammered & once again not much.
Finished the 3 hours with;
9 buttons
Broken Crotal Bell
17th C Spur Buckle
18th C Horse Harness Mount
Mostly blank Geo II Halfpennies
James I Penny circa 1610
Henry VII Groat - Pity its broken, its a scarce find

After lunch we decided to return to where we took the kids & got the 9 scrappies - Farmer's Choice (Game Strip).
I decided to grid the area I had covered with the Deus 11" & see what I could get with the Deep Program 6 (Deus II). Managed 1 scrappy, 1 small button & some crap.
After that I joined Cru'dad who was now using the Deus to finish gridding the rest of the Game Strip. It took us 2.5 hours to complete;
8 Scrappies
Buttons
US Ammo Seals
17th C Token
Alexander III Scottish Penny 1280-86 - My best example of this King8-)
I thought I had done pretty well get 3 hammered for the day but Cru'dad topped it off on the last but 1 run with a Celtic Silver. (complete surprise in this area)
Celtic Silver Unit of the Corieltavi Tribe 45BC-10BC similar to this;


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Cru,

Another amazing day. Great finds and thank you for sharing. Every one of your posts is like reading a history lesson. Good luck with your hunts. Walt
 

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