Roman Silver OTWBTTC

Westfront

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Got permission for a patch pasture but the plan didn't worked out. After trying to get plugs i could get back in without destroying the grass with no success i moved over to the other side of the fence into drilled stubble. With temps well into the 90s and a steady breeze i managed 4 hrs and got the main scatter done. I didn't did that site for two years and the farmer must made a good plough between. Loads of nails, lead and musket balls covered the signals. I knew when entering the field that a silver was waiting. I had to wait till i lost hope. After 4 hrs i quit and turned to the car, made my way over the rows i did before to pick up a larger frag of a roman roof tile i left as a turnaround marker. Carrying the spade, tile and detector i got another signal and gave it a try. Bang! I didn't know if it was because i was walking 90° to the rows i did before or if i just missed it before...I don't care when the silver turns up as long as it isn't the first signal. Most likely the kiss of death for the day....
Long story short....here's the pics!
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Digger RJ

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Got permission for a patch pasture but the plan didn't worked out. After trying to get plugs i could get back in without destroying the grass with no success i moved over to the other side of the fence into drilled stubble. With temps well into the 90s and a steady breeze i managed 4 hrs and got the main scatter done. I didn't did that site for two years and the farmer must made a good plough between. Loads of nails, lead and musket balls covered the signals. I knew when entering the field that a silver was waiting. I had to wait till i lost hope. After 4 hrs i quit and turned to the car, made my way over the rows i did before to pick up a larger frag of a roman roof tile i left as a turnaround marker. Carrying the spade, tile and detector i got another signal and gave it a try. Bang! I didn't know if it was because i was walking 90° to the rows i did before or if i just missed it before...I don't care when the silver turns up as long as it isn't the first signal. Most likely the kiss of death for the day....
Long story short....here's the pics! View attachment 2040448 View attachment 2040450 View attachment 2040451 View attachment 2040454 View attachment 2040452 View attachment 2040453 View attachment 2040455 View attachment 2040456 View attachment 2040457 View attachment 2040458 View attachment 2040459 View attachment 2040460 View attachment 2040474
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
 

nagant

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Lots of goodies there:icon_thumleft:
 

CRUSADER

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I think you done bloody well, I'm pretty sure we wouldn't be able to dig drilled stubble without a pick axe.
Congrats on the silver, at least someone's on the board this month.
I predicted payback after 5 Celtic Gold & my First Roman Gold, just didn't think we would be out of the game with the weather!
 

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Got permission for a patch pasture but the plan didn't worked out. After trying to get plugs i could get back in without destroying the grass with no success i moved over to the other side of the fence into drilled stubble. With temps well into the 90s and a steady breeze i managed 4 hrs and got the main scatter done. I didn't did that site for two years and the farmer must made a good plough between. Loads of nails, lead and musket balls covered the signals. I knew when entering the field that a silver was waiting. I had to wait till i lost hope. After 4 hrs i quit and turned to the car, made my way over the rows i did before to pick up a larger frag of a roman roof tile i left as a turnaround marker. Carrying the spade, tile and detector i got another signal and gave it a try. Bang! I didn't know if it was because i was walking 90° to the rows i did before or if i just missed it before...I don't care when the silver turns up as long as it isn't the first signal. Most likely the kiss of death for the day....
Long story short....here's the pics! View attachment 2040448 View attachment 2040450 View attachment 2040451 View attachment 2040454 View attachment 2040452 View attachment 2040453 View attachment 2040455 View attachment 2040456 View attachment 2040457 View attachment 2040458 View attachment 2040459 View attachment 2040460 View attachment 2040474
That’s a very busy day of digging awesome relics! Congratulations
 

Almy

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What a rich site. Thank you for the fine series of photos. I was struck by how many firearms cartridges and projectiles from a range of dates that were there.
 

Hunk-a-lead

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Got permission for a patch pasture but the plan didn't worked out. After trying to get plugs i could get back in without destroying the grass with no success i moved over to the other side of the fence into drilled stubble. With temps well into the 90s and a steady breeze i managed 4 hrs and got the main scatter done. I didn't did that site for two years and the farmer must made a good plough between. Loads of nails, lead and musket balls covered the signals. I knew when entering the field that a silver was waiting. I had to wait till i lost hope. After 4 hrs i quit and turned to the car, made my way over the rows i did before to pick up a larger frag of a roman roof tile i left as a turnaround marker. Carrying the spade, tile and detector i got another signal and gave it a try. Bang! I didn't know if it was because i was walking 90° to the rows i did before or if i just missed it before...I don't care when the silver turns up as long as it isn't the first signal. Most likely the kiss of death for the day....
Long story short....here's the pics! View attachment 2040448 View attachment 2040450 View attachment 2040451 View attachment 2040454 View attachment 2040452 View attachment 2040453 View attachment 2040455 View attachment 2040456 View attachment 2040457 View attachment 2040458 View attachment 2040459 View attachment 2040460 View attachment 2040474
way to persevere, it really paid off. great finds all around
 
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I think you done bloody well, I'm pretty sure we wouldn't be able to dig drilled stubble without a pick axe.
Congrats on the silver, at least someone's on the board this month.
I predicted payback after 5 Celtic Gold & my First Roman Gold, just didn't think we would be out of the game with the weather!
I'm really happy with the results! This wasn't expected so there's always a chance. Your next good day will come soon!
 
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What a rich site. Thank you for the fine series of photos. I was struck by how many firearms cartridges and projectiles from a range of dates that were there.
That site is known for loads of musket balls. The farm in the present form dates back into the 1600s and i guess over the years they did a lot of practice shooting in the field behind. The casings are the typical cal. .50 mixed with some Mauser ammo all dating into 44/45...
 

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Cru'dads ID's;

1. Denarius of Septimius Severus AD 198-202
Obv: could be [L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART] MAX Bearded laureate head right
Rev: [ANN]ONA - E AVGG Annona left, foot on prow holding corn ears and cornucopiae
Sears 6262 RSC 39 RIC 501 Laodicia mint.

2. Probably Centionalis/AE3 of Constantius Gallus AD352-353
Obv: [DN CONSTANT]IVS NOB CAES Bare Head right
Rev: [FEL TEMP REPARATIO] Soldier spearing fallen horseman (possible letters in centre left field)
Mint: seems to be: AQS* Aquila mint
 

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Very nice collection of finds, especially given the less than desirable conditions. You certainly earned those two Romans!
 
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Cru'dads ID's;

1. Denarius of Septimius Severus AD 198-202
Obv: could be [L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART] MAX Bearded laureate head right
Rev: [ANN]ONA - E AVGG Annona left, foot on prow holding corn ears and cornucopiae
Sears 6262 RSC 39 RIC 501 Laodicia mint.

2. Probably Centionalis/AE3 of Constantius Gallus AD352-353
Obv: [DN CONSTANT]IVS NOB CAES Bare Head right
Rev: [FEL TEMP REPARATIO] Soldier spearing fallen horseman (possible letters in centre left field)
Mint: seems to be: AQS* Aquila mint
Special thanks to Crudad! :notworthy:
Old Mr. Severus was a bit penny pinching on silver. Although being good silver he used only 1.9gr for his Denari....
 

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