No.1 Field - Day 9...UPDATED ID ON RARE COIN-FURTHER UPDATE2

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Spent 1.5 hrs in the morning exploring some cropmarks, I had a feeling they were Bronze Age & with no finds & any other signs, I left with just 1 button & the end of a riding crop. At least one off the list :thumbsup:

After lunch I went back to the No.1 field (on my own) to continue where I left off. About 1.5 hrs into the hunt I got a hammered which I didn't reconsize but suspected was Viking. I'm now 99% sure its:

Danish East Anglian
Circa 895-910
St.Edmund Memorial Penny
with blundered legend. Needs research, not sure if its a known blunder, but only 94 recorded examples. :headbang: :occasion14:

Also got a Charles II hammered Penny (circa 1660s), 7 Roman Coins, 2 17th C Tokens, 2 Lead Tokens & a nice Silver 18th C cufflink piece :)

Never had any Viking coinage until this year when I got a cut Cnut & now in the same year this one :o
(6 hours total hunt time today)
 

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derfel

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Re: No.1 Field - Day 9...

congrats Cru, you deserve that with all the time you have put in, i look forward to your next visit
 

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Re: No.1 Field - Day 9...

Nice finds and Silver, Congrats! That hammered is cool and I like the cufflink, awesome finds :icon_thumright: !

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Re: No.1 Field - Day 9...

You made some nice finds today Cru! :notworthy:

I like the detail on this piece . . . is it a button? :dontknow:

I have know idea what this item is . . . do you? :icon_scratch:

Dave
 

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Re: No.1 Field - Day 9...

ANTIQUARIAN said:
You made some nice finds today Cru! :notworthy:

I like the detail on this piece . . . is it a button? :dontknow:

I have know idea what this item is . . . do you? :icon_scratch:

Dave

That's the 18th C Cufflink :icon_thumright:

Not sure, but might be a small drawer pull to one of those curiosity cabinets :dontknow:
 

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Re: No.1 Field - Day 9...

Sorry, I missed this mate :tongue3:. You are getting some great finds off your fields recently. I love the St Edmund, shame it's damaged, great find all the same :thumbsup:. I'd definitely hit that area hard next time :laughing7:


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Re: No.1 Field - Day 9...

:icon_scratch:

Five replies before mine ::) This is what keeps us(UK) going out in all weathers, to find a coin just like this :headbang: Fantastic Mate :notworthy:

You are having a great year Cru, I don't think I will be posting any of my finds this season, the work that goe's in and the responces you get, don't make it worth the effort , your replies to this Rare find, just endorces it....

In case anybody's interested, this coin would be like finding a Pine Tree Shilling in America. And should be on the Banner, even though it's incomplete >:(

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Nice coin even if it is broken! The frustrations of field hunting, LOL. HH, Mike
 
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Sorry, I missed this mate :tongue3:. You are getting some great finds off your fields recently. I love the St Edmund, shame it's damaged, great find all the same :thumbsup:. I'd definitely hit that area hard next time :laughing7:


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I hit the whole field hard, twice a year if poss :wink: :icon_thumright:

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:icon_scratch:

Five replies before mine ::) This is what keeps us(UK) going out in all weathers, to find a coin just like this :headbang: Fantastic Mate :notworthy:

You are having a great year Cru, I don't think I will be posting any of my finds this season, the work that goe's in and the responces you get, don't make it worth the effort , your replies to this Rare find, just endorces it....

In case anybody's interested, this coin would be like finding a Pine Tree Shilling in America. And should be on the Banner, even though it's incomplete >:(

SS

Not to worried, at least some of us get it. When I found it, I GPSed it as Saxon Penny, thought it was an early & rare one as I could not remember it well. As the session continued, it started to dawn on me that its more likely Viking, it was then hard to stay in the field as I was itching to know :laughing9:

Bavaria Mike said:
Nice coin even if it is broken! The frustrations of field hunting, LOL. HH, Mike
As course, this is crazy logic, as I would have like to see it complete, but it lowers the price tag & means we don't owe the farmer so much or need to equally it with another rare item for his growing collection.
 

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That's a dream coin mate...well done :notworthy: :notworthy: :headbang:
 

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Re: No.1 Field - Day 9...

And once again it pays out :headbang: That was a good hunt hu? ;D
I think you will find sooooo much more that we all can see in 2011. I'm waiting for the farmer to cut down his crowds,so i can try some on the fields that u re comended :read2:
Until I'm stuck on that hill. Happy hunting man, and best of luck!
 
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UPDATE:

'Early phase of the St Edmund Memorial coinage, before the Cuerdale hoard (c. 905). The moneyer's name VLBER[ ] is quite clear, but this might be a variant of the name ODVLBERT, which is appears on many coins in the Cuerdale hoard in various forms. I could not be certain that this is new reading as there is no recent comprehensive listing of them.'
 
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Further Update:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_the_Martyr

If your interested as I am in the History (read above). I couldn't work out why (although I did second guess it) the setlled Anglo-Scandinavians (Vikings) where minting coins that celebrated the life of a Saxon King that they tortured to death :icon_scratch: Well, even in the short 30 years after Edmunds death when this coin was minted they had started to convert to Christianity :icon_thumright:

I now find this coin even more fascinating 8)
 

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Good story. :thumbsup:
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CRUSADER said:
Further Update:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_the_Martyr

If your interested as I am in the History (read above). I couldn't work out why (although I did second guess it) the setlled Anglo-Scandinavians (Vikings) where minting coins that celebrated the life of a Saxon King that they tortured to death :icon_scratch: Well, even in the short 30 years after Edmunds death when this coin was minted they had started to convert to Christianity :icon_thumright:

I now find this coin even more fascinating 8)
Good imfo Cru :icon_thumleft: The Viking were also fasanated by Saxon Culture and Art, including the Silver Coins, Thousands have been found in countries like Norway Sweden ect, these coins were paid to Viking raiders. King Aethelred "The Unready" was advised by Archbishop Sigeric of Canterbury and the aldermen of the south-western provinces to buy off the Vikings rather than continue the armed struggle.

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Its fantastic to see a coin belonging to a king i read about in several books...Youre right Cru, thats fascinating stuff!
 
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CRUSADER said:
Further Update:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_the_Martyr

If your interested as I am in the History (read above). I couldn't work out why (although I did second guess it) the setlled Anglo-Scandinavians (Vikings) where minting coins that celebrated the life of a Saxon King that they tortured to death :icon_scratch: Well, even in the short 30 years after Edmunds death when this coin was minted they had started to convert to Christianity :icon_thumright:

I now find this coin even more fascinating 8)
Good imfo Cru :icon_thumleft: The Viking were also fasanated by Saxon Culture and Art, including the Silver Coins, Thousands have been found in countries like Norway Sweden ect, these coins were paid to Viking raiders. King Aethelred "The Unready" was advised by Archbishop Sigeric of Canterbury and the aldermen of the south-western provinces to buy off the Vikings rather than continue the armed struggle.

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Yeah, Dad & I read up on this when we got a couple of Aethelred's coins. I forget the amounts but it was more than the total national debt that ended up being given, & it bankrupted the country (as you know they kept coming back & then asking for even more). More of his coins turn up (are discovered) over sea's than in the UK :o
 

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beats my three nails and clay marble finds in 106 degree heat here in Texas.
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Its incredible the stuff that is in the ground in England, Congrats on a terrific find my friend! :occasion14: :icon_thumleft: :wink:
 

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