Roman Metal Working Site - Solo Cru'dad - Day 3 + 4 + 5 - RARE ROMAN ALTAR...

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Cru'dad is continuing his solo hunt of the Roman Metal Working Site.
Yesterday he had finish 3 more hunts with the following hunt times:
2.5 hrs - 8 scrappies
5 hrs - 17 scrappies
4.5 hrs - 7 scrappies
Our smallest Roman coin ever at circa 6mm. (Cru'dad hoovering up all the small stuff previously missed)
Plus a Celtic Fibula
2 Broken Roman Rings
Roman Hair Pin
Bits of Roman Brooch
4 Roman Hob Nails - Helps prove our theory about the Site being Military controlled.

Although good finds are not so forth coming anymore he did find a very rare miniature Roman Altar. I've never seen one before but knew what it was straight away;
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/887826
The closest match to our design is only a fragment:

They are so rare I thing they have jumped to conclusions, stating they are associated with a Temple or a Fort. Our Site is neither. I believe these would be portable, as well as used in large Roman houses in a private shrine.
Therefore, it could be there in any of the Metal Workers houses, made at the Site, or there to be recycled & melted down like many of the other broken objects we find there.

Congrats to Cru'dad for adding another 'first' to the collection.:metaldetector:8-)
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Cru'dad is continuing his solo hunt of the Roman Metal Working Site.
Yesterday he had finish 3 more hunts with the following hunt times:
2.5 hrs - 8 scrappies
5 hrs - 17 scrappies
4.5 hrs - 7 scrappies
Plus a Celtic Fibula
2 Broken Roman Rings
Roman Hair Pin
Bits of Roman Brooch
4 Roman Hob Nails - Helps prove our theory about the Site being Military controlled.

Although good finds are not so forth coming anymore he did find a very rare miniature Roman Altar. I've never seen one before but knew what it was straight away;
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/887826
The closest match to our design is only a fragment:

They are so rare I thing they have jumped to conclusions, stating they are associated with a Temple or a Fort. Our Site is neither. I believe these would be portable, as well as used in large Roman houses in a private shrine.
Therefore, it could be there in any of the Metal Workers houses, made at the Site, or there to be recycled & melted down like many of the other broken objects we find there.

Congrats to Cru'dad for adding another 'first' to the collection.:metaldetector:8-)
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Tremendous recovery on the mini altar. Definitely a first. Congrats
 

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That altar is a fantastic find! Big congrats to Crudad! :icon_thumleft:
There are some known here, found in forts with the same theory being portable and used in small (private) shrines. One found on a villa site here would make it a treasure find. A metal working site is a bit special, but that didn't take away from this being an ultra rare find!
Congrats on the other finds too! Interesting to see how tiny this altar is!
 
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That altar is a fantastic find! Big congrats to Crudad! :icon_thumleft:
There are some known here, found in forts with the same theory being portable and used in small (private) shrines. One found on a villa site here would make it a treasure find. A metal working site is a bit special, but that didn't take away from this being an ultra rare find!
Congrats on the other finds too! Interesting to see how tiny this altar is!
This landowner generally doesn't volunteer info to the Archies (although we have persuaded them to do some important stuff), but I'm fairly sure that this one might be considered of National Importance.:dontknow:
 

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This landowner generally doesn't volunteer info to the Archies (although we have persuaded them to do some important stuff), but I'm fairly sure that this one might be considered of National Importance.:dontknow:
So that means you can't report to your FLO? Thats a shame. I know you have to be true to your word...
We have some farmers expect not to tell someone about our finds too.
 

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Cru'dad is continuing his solo hunt of the Roman Metal Working Site.
Yesterday he had finish 3 more hunts with the following hunt times:
2.5 hrs - 8 scrappies
5 hrs - 17 scrappies
4.5 hrs - 7 scrappies
Our smallest Roman coin ever at circa 6mm. (Cru'dad hoovering up all the small stuff previously missed)
Plus a Celtic Fibula
2 Broken Roman Rings
Roman Hair Pin
Bits of Roman Brooch
4 Roman Hob Nails - Helps prove our theory about the Site being Military controlled.

Although good finds are not so forth coming anymore he did find a very rare miniature Roman Altar. I've never seen one before but knew what it was straight away;
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/887826
The closest match to our design is only a fragment:

They are so rare I thing they have jumped to conclusions, stating they are associated with a Temple or a Fort. Our Site is neither. I believe these would be portable, as well as used in large Roman houses in a private shrine.
Therefore, it could be there in any of the Metal Workers houses, made at the Site, or there to be recycled & melted down like many of the other broken objects we find there.

Congrats to Cru'dad for adding another 'first' to the collection.:metaldetector:8-)
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Very Nice!!!!! Congrats!!!!!
 
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So that means you can't report to your FLO? Thats a shame. I know you have to be true to your word...
We have some farmers expect not to tell someone about our finds too.
All landowners have to agree to report Treasure to the FLO, or we have no agreement.
We could report it (non-treasure) with permission, but actually we do very little reporting to the FLO even with permission. They couldn't keep up even before COVID, & they still haven't even opened up properly since the first lockdown. They tried to shut us all down, if you remember. (To save on the backlog)
 

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Cru'dad is continuing his solo hunt of the Roman Metal Working Site.
Yesterday he had finish 3 more hunts with the following hunt times:
2.5 hrs - 8 scrappies
5 hrs - 17 scrappies
4.5 hrs - 7 scrappies
Our smallest Roman coin ever at circa 6mm. (Cru'dad hoovering up all the small stuff previously missed)
Plus a Celtic Fibula
2 Broken Roman Rings
Roman Hair Pin
Bits of Roman Brooch
4 Roman Hob Nails - Helps prove our theory about the Site being Military controlled.

Although good finds are not so forth coming anymore he did find a very rare miniature Roman Altar. I've never seen one before but knew what it was straight away;
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/887826
The closest match to our design is only a fragment:

They are so rare I thing they have jumped to conclusions, stating they are associated with a Temple or a Fort. Our Site is neither. I believe these would be portable, as well as used in large Roman houses in a private shrine.
Therefore, it could be there in any of the Metal Workers houses, made at the Site, or there to be recycled & melted down like many of the other broken objects we find there.

Congrats to Cru'dad for adding another 'first' to the collection.:metaldetector:8-)
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Now that is outstanding! 😍
 

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Crusader, I haven't been on T net in awhile but nice to see what Cru'dad is recovering... always a treat...take care...
 

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That Roman altar is sweet
Congrats
 

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