My First Roman 😎

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a wet start to the day did not deter us.. we set off across the old deer park… very slow start which always mean i dig the iron targets to see what they might be… really old horse shoe… and Roman nails… so we kept at it… sure enough the musket balls, our lead thingys started popping, along with buttons… and then..up popped my first id’able Roman (havent got an id yet) … what an awesome day xx thank you Deus 😆xx
 

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CRUSADER

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Ahh Thanks Crusader! Getting clear pictures of them is really tricky 😅 xx
Cru'dad & I have come to the same conclusion.
The Obverse Legend seems to suggest a SILVER Siliqua of Honorius, because the reverse doesn't have a bronze version. DN HONOR[???]

The easiest way to test this is to fold over a piece of baking tin foil, spit in it, & rub between your finger & thumb. Rubbing each survive, should bring it up nice, if its silver.
 
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Cru'dad & I have come to the same conclusion.
The Obverse Legend seems to suggest a SILVER Siliqua of Honorius, because the reverse doesn't have a bronze version. DN HONOR[???]

The easiest way to test this is to fold over a piece of baking tin foil, spit in it, & rub between your finger & thumb. Rubbing each survive, should bring it up nice, if its silver.
Ok… Have tried… is this clearer? 🤔
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a wet start to the day did not deter us.. we set off across the old deer park… very slow start which always mean i dig the iron targets to see what they might be… really old horse shoe… and Roman nails… so we kept at it… sure enough the musket balls, our lead thingys started popping, along with buttons… and then..up popped my first id’able Roman (havent got an id yet) … what an awesome day xx thank you Deus 😆xx
Very Cool!!!’!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

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a wet start to the day did not deter us.. we set off across the old deer park… very slow start which always mean i dig the iron targets to see what they might be… really old horse shoe… and Roman nails… so we kept at it… sure enough the musket balls, our lead thingys started popping, along with buttons… and then..up popped my first id’able Roman (havent got an id yet) … what an awesome day xx thank you Deus 😆xx
Most enjoyable post.

Thanks for sharing this!

Congratulations 👍
 

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a wet start to the day did not deter us.. we set off across the old deer park… very slow start which always mean i dig the iron targets to see what they might be… really old horse shoe… and Roman nails… so we kept at it… sure enough the musket balls, our lead thingys started popping, along with buttons… and then..up popped my first id’able Roman (havent got an id yet) … what an awesome day xx thank you Deus 😆xx
Love seeing your finds, keep’em coming! Great stuff
 
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Cru'dad & I have come to the same conclusion.
The Obverse Legend seems to suggest a SILVER Siliqua of Honorius, because the reverse doesn't have a bronze version. DN HONOR[???]

The easiest way to test this is to fold over a piece of baking tin foil, spit in it, & rub between your finger & thumb. Rubbing each survive, should bring it up nice, if its silver.
We gave it a bit more of a rub with the tin foil tonight… def silver… we could smell the sulphur …. Also when we went back the next day we found that bit of silver … so gave it the tin foil rub, it is also def silver, weighs 5g ….Given the big bits of lead we found in the same area… we wondering if the two are connected🤔 xx
 

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