First hunt after quarantine... Weird Fibula and some coins

Westfront

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Had to stay 10 days at home after being infected with Covid. Nothing too serious. Luckily.
We had nice sunny weather and the soil was dry on top and wet underneath. Did most of the time chatting with walkers....
Got a nice 50Pfennig, some roman scrappies, bronze nail and a weird early Fibula. We call them "Knickfibel", these are based on late iron age brooches and date 10-50 AD. Looks like the "kink" which gave the name was straightened and the round thicker part was filed flat. Never seen before.
 

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Almy

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I like your finds! The 50 pfennig is in great shape, as you say. The older ones are really old, especially by North American standards.
 

Digger RJ

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Had to stay 10 days at home after being infected with Covid. Nothing too serious. Luckily.
We had nice sunny weather and the soil was dry on top and wet underneath. Did most of the time chatting with walkers....
Got a nice 50Pfennig, some roman scrappies, bronze nail and a weird early Fibula. We call them "Knickfibel", these are based on late iron age brooches and date 10-50 AD. Looks like the "kink" which gave the name was straightened and the round thicker part was filed flat. Never seen before.
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

CRUSADER

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Nice big silver & a fibula type I've not seen!
Glad you got out, and recovered OK.
 
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E-Trac-Ohio

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What a great looking coin - congrats on the finds !
 
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Westfront

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Nice big silver & a fibula type I've not seen!
Glad you got out, and recovered OK.
Thanks!
These 50 Pfennig are welcome being 900 Silver...
Here is how it looked before it was modified for whatever reason.

wiki says they are continental only...
 

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LowTide ( birdman)

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What a great hunt! That 50 penning was a nice chunk of change when it was lost.
 

billb

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Congratulations on your nice recoveries
Well done
 
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Thanks all! Looks we had the chosen the right day as rain started again yesterday in the morning and didn't stopped till now....fields are flooded again...
 

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Thanks all! Looks we had the chosen the right day as rain started again yesterday in the morning and didn't stopped till now....fields are flooded again...
oh no. We are waiting in for the rain to stop but hopefully its not too much.
 

WG2020

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Had to stay 10 days at home after being infected with Covid. Nothing too serious. Luckily.
We had nice sunny weather and the soil was dry on top and wet underneath. Did most of the time chatting with walkers....
Got a nice 50Pfennig, some roman scrappies, bronze nail and a weird early Fibula. We call them "Knickfibel", these are based on late iron age brooches and date 10-50 AD. Looks like the "kink" which gave the name was straightened and the round thicker part was filed flat. Never seen before.
Westfront,

Looks like you had a productive outing. Good to hear Covid didn’t hit you too hard. Definitely an interesting fibula, nice save. Also, like the 50 pfennig, silver is always nice to find. Good luck with your hunts. Walt
 
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oldmxrat

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Nice recoveries, thanks for sharing!
 

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