🥇 BANNER Roman Votive Figurine and rare Silver

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3 hours on day3 on the new Farm with 2 great finds. Must have missed the third... :laughing7:
We covered the dug holes as usual, but our footprints in the mud looked like there was a horde of wild boars in the field.
After all that rain and melting snow there was water just below the surface.
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We worked towards what looks like the main site on this field finding more musket balls than roman stuff.
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A German 20mm shell (very dangerous) we left for Bomb Disposal.
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Aluminum shotgun casing and pliers.
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When coming closer to the roman shard and tile scatter the finds improved.
Roman pottery
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This one was *****y, muddy as it was i was thinking silver hair pin...
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Cup weight, buckle, medieval swivel mount, bronze mount of some sort.
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Finds became serious when this figurine turned up..
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We had a couple bronzes nearly one in every row, all the bigger value, Sestercii, As but all toast due to the soil conditions there.
I told my buddy were on the track to silver and i was rewarded with a Denarius of Titus. In the field i was thinking Nero but it turned out even better!
Titus, as Augustus, AR Denarius. June-July 79 AD.
IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right
TR POT VIII COS VII, Jewish captive kneeling right in front of trophy of arms.

A coin minted only two months almost 2000 years ago....not many still around.


The Votive Figurine is a bearded man, wearing sandals otherwise naked, carrying a sack(?) on his shoulders. :hello2:
This find makes me thinking of a sanctuary in the area, it's with the crudely made rear not made for display, more like an offer to the gods.
 

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treblehunter

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I'd love to find that kind of stuff, nice post, great finds!
 

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Now that's two really great looking keepers, congrats.:coffee2:

I would of been happy with getting just the cup weight.
 

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Hi Lu. That looks like it will turn out to be a great site. Just knew you'd come up with some silver. That looks like a fine coin. Could the silver "hair pin" be a needle for an iv rig? The end looks hollow and angled. The figurine could be an angel with wings instead of a sack. Never saw an angel wearing sandals. Good luck.
 
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Nice finds, thanks for sharing! :occasion14:
 

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Sweet finds. Hope y'all find more.
 

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Minted for only two months?
That’s what I call rare.
Congrats
 

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Truly and sincerely I would love to be on a hunt like those.Simply amazing.
 

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Those are amazing finds!! Please keep us posted on your progress.
 

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Nice Denarius bud. That’s a rare coin and an interesting period of the Roman Empire. I don’t think many know how frequently they went through emperors around that time. Poor Titus, “I’ve made but one mistake”
 

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Honestly I knew this land would pay off for you & what a start you had!

Beat us the the first Roman silver of the year & got a banner find votive offering. Can't ask for much more, my vote is in, but I'm pretty sure most will not get the significance of this possibly once in a lifetime find.:occasion14:
 

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PS. with a site like this I would expect a high Silver ratio.:thumbsup:
 

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I'm on the wrong side of the great pond. Amazing finds. As Crusader stated most will not realize the significance of your discovery. Huge Congrats you got my vote.
 
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Now that's two really great looking keepers, congrats.:coffee2:

I would of been happy with getting just the cup weight.

I'm working on a set of these weights for years, it will never work. Seems the mid to small sized cups were lost way more often...
 
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Hi Lu. That looks like it will turn out to be a great site. Just knew you'd come up with some silver. That looks like a fine coin. Could the silver "hair pin" be a needle for an iv rig? The end looks hollow and angled. The figurine could be an angel with wings instead of a sack. Never saw an angel wearing sandals. Good luck.

Hi Tim, it's a screw on injection needle for a glass syringe.
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Not sure about the meaning of the figurine. Definite not an angel. That crossed my mind too because i couldn't belive first it was the real thing. These votive figurines are so hard to come by...
 
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Nice Denarius bud. That’s a rare coin and an interesting period of the Roman Empire. I don’t think many know how frequently they went through emperors around that time. Poor Titus, “I’ve made but one mistake”

Thank you!
A Denarius minted in low quantities of a 2 year emperor, same year as the Vesuv buried Pompeij in great condition is a top piece of everyones collection. I'm really happy with that one. The history behind some coins is sometimes amazing.
 
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Honestly I knew this land would pay off for you & what a start you had!

Beat us the the first Roman silver of the year & got a banner find votive offering. Can't ask for much more, my vote is in, but I'm pretty sure most will not get the significance of this possibly once in a lifetime find.:occasion14:

Cru, you told it from the beginning. I don't know where you have your informations from.... Sometimes you scare me a bit. :laughing9:
Yes, a really good start and if the site turns out to be what i think we will get many more finds. What came from barely 6 hrs detecting in bad conditions is stunning.
Thanks for your vote!


PS. with a site like this I would expect a high Silver ratio.:thumbsup:

Really hope so! :icon_thumright:
 
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The bronze finial is often referred to as a furniture piece.

Cru'dad thinks the statue looks like cupid, I not that convinced, its not cupids normal figural stance. Although it does look child like. Many water gods are depicted in a reclining form, so might be a connection there?
 

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Man, those are two awesome finds! A roman figurine is such a rare find and it is still pretty well preserved!
But you know the coin is my favourite! Such a rare denarius in a great condition! In 61 years this coin will have it's 2000th birthday and look how beautiful it still is. A rare piece of history, my banner vote is in! Congrats°
 

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Great bunch of finds as usual - nice job!
 

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