πŸ₯‡ BANNER Massive Roman/Saxon Site - Day 5 - XP DEUS HITS GOLD...

CRUSADER

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What can I say after only 5 hunts with my new machine.:metaldetector::blob8::metaldetector:

We gridded for 5.5 hours & got our equal best Roman Coin count (for this site) again!

The gold coin was found on my second run & it sounded like a deep coin. Not that deep by some standards (about 6inches) but it was on its side. It was a total shock, because this site has had no Celtic coins & nothing older than 1st AD, until now!!

I had a thought in my head for sometime that my next great find, I would just casually walk over to Dad & say 'hay look at this ''OK'' coin'.....& then enjoy the reaction. Well that went out the window & my gold coin happy muddy boot jig popped out...Dad was struggling for a guess, because we have been hoping for a nice sceat or hammered & the silver is just not showing, so as a last ditch guess he stouted 'gold' - 'yessss'(I said & handed it over)

Sorry the dirt pictures didn't work out, my camera for outdoors is cheap.

33 Roman Bronze Coins
Roman Pin Head
Saxon Pin Head
Roman Bracelet pieces
1st C Roman Fibula

Notice the lack of pottery, as we grid off the main area.

Celtic Gold Stater, (mid to late 1st century BC), Whaddon Chase type, devolved head of Apollo, rev. horse right, winged object above and wheel with six spokes below. ABC2442 (Latest book states Scarce, did a quick look, less than 100 recorded)

Like all my Celtic Coin this will be recorded properly with the acedemics so as to help further study of their distribution etc...
 

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Argentium

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Oh My ! That is a Honey !!!!!!!!!! Dare I say BANNER ? Why Yes I do ! Outstanding !(Spoken as an adult beverage is hoisted)
 

The Patriot

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what a site that's turning out to be for you…looks like another banner find in my books
 

EasternShoreMetal

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That is really neat! That coin is full of art. amazing find. I can't hardly imagine pulling a gold coin out of the dirt.. but still hoping.. lol
Congrats! Exciting.. I'd be tickled with any of the others.. lol
 

Msbeepbeep

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Is it my imagination or is the gold coin in near perfect condition, as in dropped right after it was made?
That is just awesome! Congrats!
 

Army of 1

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Another great collection of Awesome finds by the Cru gang , congrats ..cheers Mick
 

joeyfresh

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You have to be a legend in your country Cru!? That gold would make my decade. How do you find so many great sites that haven't already been pounded? banner!!
 

Bill D. (VA)

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Man that thing must have been gorgeous coming out of the ground, and a real heartstopper. Persistence pays off again - great job. Banner vote forthcoming. BTW - what new machine are you using??
 

Fort Bedford Detectors

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BANNER #21 coming your way soon! :notworthy: And that's quite the haul of bronze coins too! :hello2: Doesn't look like it took you too long to master that Deus..... :thumbsup:
 

wagbert

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Hi Cru' & Cru'Dad,
I just voted "Banner" for you on this great find. I think it is a shoo-in for you as #21!
Great coins and artifacts, with a lot of work (fun) involved.
Continued Good Luck!,
Phil
 

watercolor

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Big congrats on your EXCELLENT recovery!!

I'll agree with "EasternShoreMetal" . . . the artistic design on that Stater is amazing.
Since that is an isolated find, how would you rate your chances of retaining that for your personal collection?

I wish I could have seen your father's expression, I know he MUST be proud of your recovery. . . that Stater is just icing on the cake.

Again, congrats :notworthy:
 

mnixon

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wellllll ....you've done it again .....the Queen should be calling to dub you ...SIR Crusader right up there with SIR Paul McCartney !!!!!! Just amazing ....just getting to see a gold coin of that age is so cool .And all the others to go with it !!! Bloody good show ......:occasion14: ya got my vote
 

DocBeav

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Incredible! Congrats on that AWESOME find! Banner for sure!
 

david680

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If there is a lifetime limit for Banners, Crusader will be the first to petition that the number be raised! Congrats, love the Stater!
 

Scrappy

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Banner! The very definition of banner Cru.

That photo made my day. Thanks
 
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Thanks EVERYONE. Its a shocker for sure, I throught it was a greyish lead token! (when I looked down at it)
 
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