Roman Metal Working Site - Cru'dad Solo - Day 9...

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Firstly I've had a bit of a set back with my physio as I can't do any due to a mini flare up that I'm still nursing. Not sure when I can attempt another hunt.:dontknow:

This is actually Saturday's hunt for 4 hours on a random field & then the Field of 500 which only ended up with a few buttons, broken buckles & 2 scrappies.

Yesterday Cru'dad returned to the Roman Metal Working Site for 4.5 hrs & managed:

20 Scrappies
2 Roman Hob Nails (plus a lost one)
2 Iron Age Fibula (Brooches)
1 Roman Hair Pin Frag.
Plus a Silver Plated Roman Coin explain by Cru'dad below:
''The coin was an experimental denomination issued in AD312, called a Base Silver Argenteus or Centenionalis by Constantine I, at Trier containing 25% of silver – supposedly tariffed at 100 to the gold solidus (hence the name Centenionalis).

However, it was soon abandoned and that denomination name resurrected in AD318/9 to a small billon coin of similar appearance but containing only 2-3% of silver. There were also issues made for Maximinius II and Licinius with different Reverse designs at the same time at the Trier mint also subsequently abandoned. This is our first Constantine I silver we have ever found and rare to get as so few made. Unfortunately mint exergue has been corroded away as an STR type is very rare as opposed to PTR as rare. Reference: Sears 15859 and RIC VII TR 208a (where it is wrongly dated) as it should be in RIC VI featured with TR 826''


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Very nice selection, and well done Cru'dad for pulling up another first.
Take xcare of the knee Cru.
 

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Outstanding finds - congrats !
It seems like UK guy's find the more common copper Roman coins -like we find Wheat Cents here in the US !
 

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Way to go, Cru'dad! Congratulations on the many finds! Sorry to hear you are down Cru. May your recovery gowell and fast.
 

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Firstly I've had a bit of a set back with my physio as I can't do any due to a mini flare up that I'm still nursing. Not sure when I can attempt another hunt.:dontknow:

This is actually Saturday's hunt for 4 hours on a random field & then the Field of 500 which only ended up with a few buttons, broken buckles & 2 scrappies.

Yesterday Cru'dad returned to the Roman Metal Working Site for 4.5 hrs & managed:

20 Scrappies
2 Roman Hob Nails (plus a lost one)
2 Iron Age Fibula (Brooches)
1 Roman Hair Pin Frag.
Plus a Silver Plated Roman Coin explain by Cru'dad below:
''The coin was an experimental denomination issued in AD312, called a Base Silver Argenteus or Centenionalis by Constantine I, at Trier containing 25% of silver – supposedly tariffed at 100 to the gold solidus (hence the name Centenionalis).

However, it was soon abandoned and that denomination name resurrected in AD318/9 to a small billon coin of similar appearance but containing only 2-3% of silver. There were also issues made for Maximinius II and Licinius with different Reverse designs at the same time at the Trier mint also subsequently abandoned. This is our first Constantine I silver we have ever found and rare to get as so few made. Unfortunately mint exergue has been corroded away as an STR type is very rare as opposed to PTR as rare. Reference: Sears 15859 and RIC VII TR 208a (where it is wrongly dated) as it should be in RIC VI featured with TR 826''


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Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Sorry to hear about your setback, Cru. Hope you heal up soon.
 

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Firstly I've had a bit of a set back with my physio as I can't do any due to a mini flare up that I'm still nursing. Not sure when I can attempt another hunt.:dontknow:

This is actually Saturday's hunt for 4 hours on a random field & then the Field of 500 which only ended up with a few buttons, broken buckles & 2 scrappies.

Yesterday Cru'dad returned to the Roman Metal Working Site for 4.5 hrs & managed:

20 Scrappies
2 Roman Hob Nails (plus a lost one)
2 Iron Age Fibula (Brooches)
1 Roman Hair Pin Frag.
Plus a Silver Plated Roman Coin explain by Cru'dad below:
''The coin was an experimental denomination issued in AD312, called a Base Silver Argenteus or Centenionalis by Constantine I, at Trier containing 25% of silver – supposedly tariffed at 100 to the gold solidus (hence the name Centenionalis).

However, it was soon abandoned and that denomination name resurrected in AD318/9 to a small billon coin of similar appearance but containing only 2-3% of silver. There were also issues made for Maximinius II and Licinius with different Reverse designs at the same time at the Trier mint also subsequently abandoned. This is our first Constantine I silver we have ever found and rare to get as so few made. Unfortunately mint exergue has been corroded away as an STR type is very rare as opposed to PTR as rare. Reference: Sears 15859 and RIC VII TR 208a (where it is wrongly dated) as it should be in RIC VI featured with TR 826''


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Phenomenal! Congrats to CruDad!
 

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Take care of that knee. I've found that I heal much slower as I get older. Give yourself enough time. Regards.
 
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It seems like UK guy's find the more common copper Roman coins -like we find Wheat Cents here in the US !
Yes, if those UK Guy's know where to hunt.
This Site is in the top 2 (soon to take over the No.1 spot) of our near 50 Roman Sites we have found, so it has plenty of Roman scrappies. However, on some of the lesser sites these 20 scrappies would make up 25% of all the coins we have ever had off them. So there are big swings between a really good site & a poor one. For example the difference between 1600 & 100. It it pretty much goes without saying no Roman Site = No coins (albeit the odd random)
 
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Thanks for the recovery comments.
When the medical services are re-opened, I will seek advise on a further operation to take out the metalwork or not.:dontknow:
 

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