🥇 BANNER MY OLDEST GOLD COIN!!!

CRUSADER

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Most of this week has been sub-zero temperatures & the ground was frozen to about 3 inches but the snow didn't start until after we had finished 4 hours hunting new fields. We tried 3 of the 4 sprayed off fields (failed crops) which are close to our Roman Sites but we have never tried. I got the shock of my life when 1 hour into the hunt & whilst wandering about the 2nd field I dug my oldest coin ever :headbang: We went on to grid this area with no other signs, including no lead. So someone was looking over me today & my Gold streak continues...

Other finds:
USA Lead Seal - Meat Inspection (WWI-WWII ?)
1836 Silver Four Pence - William IV :)
1854 Cinq Centimes
Really nice complete & still ringing Crotal Bell :)

Gallic War Type circa 55BC
Gold Stater
Gallo-Belgic E - imported from Gaulish tribe of Ambiani
Just over 6g of Gold :blob7:
VA56-1

These coins were produced for payment to mercenary for one of the most famous Celtic battles in Roman History. Lead by a great Celtic Warrior called Vercingetorix against the armies of Julius Ceasar. It amazes me to think how & why this was imported into our country across the sea for trade or by warriors fleaing Europe to a safe island. :o

This coin now equals Dads oldest coin & is nearly a matching pair, other than mine is a VA56-1 & Dads is a VA54-1. 8)
http://www.yorkcoins.com/ab68_-_ambiani_-_gallic-war_type,_stater.htm
 

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Silver Searcher

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:headbang:

Superb Coin :o :o :o Congratulations on a fantastic year so far :notworthy:

SS
 

TheDane

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Amasing find from the time of the "father" of the cartoon heroe Asterix ;D

I would do almost anything to find one of those, but wouldn´t be likely at my place. :(

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Bill D. (VA)

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That is simply outstanding! Many congrats on an unbelieveable find.
 

nsdq

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holy cow that one heck of a gold coin :hello2:
 
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CRUSADER

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Silver Searcher said:
:headbang:

Superb Coin :o :o :o Congratulations on a fantastic year so far :notworthy:

SS

The land was a complete 'no chance' field. If I hadn't homed in on it, we would never have bothered doing any gridding at all.

TheDane said:
Amasing find from the time of the "father" of the cartoon heroe Asterix ;D

I would do almost anything to find one of those, but wouldn´t be likely at my place. :(

:icon_thumleft: :icon_thumleft: :icon_thumleft:

I think its possible :thumbsup:

Bill D. (VA) said:
That is simply outstanding! Many congrats on an unbelieveable find.
Cheers. 2 years without any gold coins of any type/age & now I have 1 Celtic Gold for every month of this year :laughing7:
 

shaun7

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Fantastic...well done mate :icon_thumleft:
 

Just some Guy

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Amazing Find Cru!!! Awesome coin!!! :notworthy: :notworthy

Happy Hunting,

Dan
 

DMN

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So, singles don't really count as treasure, right?

Nice coin. I guess that field requires a more scrutinizing!

One more thing, if you keep getting banner nominations it will take a full minute to get past your entries because your avatar will be about a foot long. Cheers and keep at it.
 

BuckleBoy

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That is a phenomenal find! :hello2:

You almost make this look easy--but of course I know it is far from that.

The time, the elements, the exhaustion...the sheer number of holes it takes to dig the Quality of finds that you dig. I'm speechless.

This is a FANTASTIC POST.

Cheers,


Buckles
 

Iron Patch

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BuckleBoy said:
That is a phenomenal find! :hello2:

You almost make this look easy--but of course I know it is far from that.

The time, the elements, the exhaustion...the sheer number of holes it takes to dig the Quality of finds that you dig. I'm speechless.



I have no question believing that is the absolute truth. Finding old stuff is obviously easier to do in the UK, but you certainly don't see many posting this quality, and as often. Even people who live on this side of the pond often think just because you live in an old area it comes easy, but that's not always, and sometimes not at all.
 

snowdogg70

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very nice!! i vote banner yet again for you!!! i hope this summer you will be able to return the favor and vote banner for me :)
 

JW15

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Red letter day all the way!!! :headbang: :notworthy: Huge congrats!! My mouth actually watered when I saw the gold coin, absolutely striking and killer find!! Banner.
 

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