🥇 BANNER <<<ROMAN BRONZE BULL>>>

CRUSADER

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Took another day off work to try some more Barley Fields. Cru'Dad had done some hunting yesterday (picture 1) & scouted out which fields are available. The first field I picked from the list, I knew had some cropmarks on but we had found very little in previous years, but worth another try.
First Field (2 hrs) - Roman Bronze Bull, Tudor Buckle, 1 Roman Coin
Second Field (1 hr & 15 mins) - Medieval Belt Mount, not much else
Third Field (1 hr) - Tudor Book Clasp,Poor hammered coin, Spur, Great Northern Railway Button

The Story:
We arrived at the first field & I had a plan in my head as to where we would start gridding (over the cropmark). However, as soon as I walked into the field, I had an erge/feeling to try right in the middle of the field. Now although I don't like to leave anything to 'chance', I do always listern to my instincts. Therefore, I sent Cru'dad over to start plan 'A' & I peeled off. After less than 30 minutes of making my way over to the middle, & on my 4th dig, up popped the surprise Roman Bronze Bull (only missing a small 'loop' of the tail). I called Dad over, he GPSed it & we gridded that area with nothing else to show.:icon_scratch: A Roman or Celtic animal/person figure was in my top 5 Wish List for many years, but I kind of cheated & crossed it off when I got a Roman Mars Bust Knife Terminal. Now I can really cross it off.:headbang:
THERE ARE NONE RECORDED WITH THE PAS OR UKDFD DATABASE!
What more can I say other than 'thank-you Lord' & this story was not bull.:thumbsup:
 

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CRUSADER

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Nice finds. Really like the bull and that's no bull.

These are often associated with votive/ritual activity, they are near impossible to find, as they are mostly found on Roman Temple Sites. (most of which are protected by Law)
This one is very odd, as it was not even on a Roman Site, but I have a feeling a Roman trackway ran through this field, so its a random loss.
 

granthansen

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Damn, I'm definitely envious of all your finds. Nice job!
 

ticm

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CRUSADER said:
Took another day off work to try some more Barley Fields. Cru'Dad had done some hunting yesterday (picture 1) & scouted out which fields are available. The first field I picked from the list, I knew had some cropmarks on but we had found very little in previous years, but worth another try.
First Field (2 hrs) - Roman Bronze Bull, Tudor Buckle, 1 Roman Coin
Second Field (1 hr & 15 mins) - Medieval Belt Mount, not much else
Third Field (1 hr) - Tudor Book Clasp, Spur, Great Northern Railway Button

The Story:
We arrived at the first field & I had a plan in my head as to where we would start gridding (over the cropmark). However, as soon as I walked into the field, I had an erge/feeling to try right in the middle of the field. Now although I don't like to leave anything to 'chance', I do always listern to my instincts. Therefore, I sent Cru'dad over to start plan 'A' & I peeled off. After less than 30 minutes of making my way over to the middle, & on my 4th dig, up popped the surprise Roman Bronze Bull (only missing a small 'loop' of the tail). I called Dad over, he GPSed it & we gridded that area with nothing else to show.:icon_scratch: A Roman or Celtic animal/person figure was in my top 5 Wish List for many years, but I kind of cheated & crossed it off when I got a Roman Mars Bust Knife Terminal. Now I can really cross it off.:headbang:
What more can I say other than 'thank-you Lord' & this story was not bull.:thumbsup:


That belong on the banner. So cool.
 

timekiller

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The bull is cool:headbang:,& would look good up on the B....R pulling it's weight:laughing7:.another nice sack of other great finds as well:award_star_bronze_2.Glad you got something you can mark official now.
Take Care,
Pete,:hello:
 

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That's a killer find! Congrats! What's next on your "to find" list?
 
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That's a killer find! Congrats! What's next on your "to find" list?

1 - Hoard
2 - Saxon Gold Coin
3 - Roman Gold Coin
4 - Celtic Bronze Statue (now that I have the Roman)
5 - Richard I (the Lion Heart) Silver Penny
 

GTK96

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Are the buttons in the 2nd pic, top row, with gold trim say LH & Scovil extra rich? If so i got the same one
 
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Are the buttons in the 2nd pic, top row, with gold trim say LH & Scovil extra rich? If so i got the same one

Can't read it all but it's a different backmark.
 

GTK96

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CRUSADER said:
Can't read it all but it's a different backmark.

Brain fart by me, this is european stuff... Not sure what i was thinking...
 

landmagnet

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Mithras .The Bull. Persian and Roman Empire shrine worship.

Mithras was an Iranian god whose cult became very popular throughout the Roman Empire, spread largely by soldiers. Shrines dedicated to Mithras have been found at sites as far apart as Hadrian’s Wall in northern Britain and Dura Europos on the River Euphrates in Syria. This may well have decorated the wall of such a Mithraeum (place of worship)
:hello2:
A great find in amazing condition. Rare and a once in several lifetimes finds. I nominate this for the BANNER!
 

Hank Chinaski

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I've been a long time lurker, and have watched with awe what some of the posters have found. This Roman bull is a breath-taking find. Congratulations Crusader, I have nominated you for the banner.
 

Nutriasub

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Amazing!!!
Simply a once in a life time find!
Great save, and I vote banner! It's a must up there
Congratulations, I'm very envious
 

yo6oej

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Awesome ! Beautiful bull :icon_thumright: I vote BANNER :hello2:
 

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