๐Ÿฅ‡ BANNER Shotgun Alley - Extremely Rare Coin!

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I spent 2 days on shotgun alley pumping in 15 hours detecting along with Dads 6 hours 45 minutes. Cleared tons of shotgun shells but it was well worth it.:thumbsup:

25 Roman Bronze Coins
Roman silver of Valens8-) (now our best year for Roman silver)
3 Hammered - Scarce cut Irish Qtr included
Buckles
Tudor Clothes Fastener (broken)
17th C Pipe Tamper
Georgian Pan/Trade Weight
13th C Annular Buckle with pin!
2 Fibula bits
Medieval Casket Key
Medieval Horse Pendant
Tudor Leather Mount
2 Jetton
Rose Farthing

A Celtic Potin from circa 100BC which is listed in the latest coin book as Unique? - Not anymore.:headbang:
 

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Celtic Potin pictures.

2005 Cat. Info:

'16. Thurrock M-Line. c. 100-75BC. Cast potin. 17-
19mm. 3.99g. Remains of blobby head, neck formed by
sprue./ Thick central bar following sprue line, large
letter M above, thinner line below. Apparently
unpublished, though compare reverse with Gรคumann
28. CCI 97.2032. Extremely fine, as cast, with bold
sprues and exquisite dark toning. Of the highest rarity,
possibly unique. Ex Adrian Clarke collection, found at the
Waldershare Park metal detecting rally, near Dover, Kent,
1996. Potentially an important numismatic piece. ยฃ400
Dr Philip de Jersey says: โ€œA bizarre cast bronze from Kent.
While there is a possibility that itโ€™s Gaulish, on balance itโ€™s
perhaps more likely to be a late Thurrock type, with the bull
reduced to the thick bar on the line of the sprue, and just a
ragged M above, rather than the neat MA found on the earlier
classes. The obverse is equally stylized, with a barely
recognizable head. This might perhaps have been one of the
last of the Thurrock types, before the transition to the flat
linear types of the early and mid-first century BC.โ€ Andreas
Gรคumann says that a cast potin with a somewhat similar reverse
was sold at public auction in Strasbourg, 19-20 June 1984, and
tentatively catalogues it as โ€˜incertaines du Centreโ€™, because there
is no other published record of the type (Potinmรผnzen der
Kelten, 2000, p.6, fig. 28). The degraded head of our coin bears
little resemblance to the Strasbourg specimen. Moreover, our
coin has been incontrovertibly recorded as a Kentish find. So, I
agree with Philip that it is probably Cantian rather than
Gaulish. These transitional types are fascinating.'
 
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your oldest coin? Banner vote without doubt. Just read the background notes from the accredited experts
 
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There's the silver you didn't get last week!! great coin:notworthy:
 
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your oldest coin?

NO, funny enough I got my first potin last year just before he sold the land (you know which one). That one was a similar age but a little earlier.
 

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Some awesome history behind that one. Great finds! Looks like banner #20. :occasion14:
 

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Great Find ! - I think it's incredible that you were able to identify it since they are obviously crude and irregular in form . BANNER !

( this hunt has a number of excellent finds - The silver Roman , the Hammered silvers , the pennanular brooch w/pin intact and
obviously the nearly unique Celtic piece - point being this probably would be a banner group if the one didn't secure it .)
 
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your oldest coin? Banner vote without doubt. Just read the background notes from the accredited experts

Yeap, I met Philip he was a great asset, but his funding was cut & now we have no CCI numbers anymore. Sad really. The PAS just can't cut it.
 

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circa 100BC :o That's amazing !


Nice Finds as Usual
 
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Great Find ! - I think it's incredible that you were able to identify it since they are obviously crude and irregular in form . BANNER !

Trust me I nearly didn't. This is the only book its published in & I thought it was the normal Bull type.
 
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circa 100BC :o That's amazing !


Nice Finds as Usual

Its part of a class of coins that are the earliest minted in Britain, coin wise you can't get much older, only about 50 years or so.
 

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Holy Moly Cru..
That just blows my mind!!! Now that is a BANNER all day long..You got my vote..
George
 
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Great Find ! - I think it's incredible that you were able to identify it since they are obviously crude and irregular in form . BANNER !

( this hunt has a number of excellent finds - The silver Roman , the Hammered silvers , the pennanular brooch w/pin intact and
obviously the nearly unique Celtic piece - point being this probably would be a banner group if the one didn't secure it .)

Thanks, all the silver coins I found, along with the brooch, most of the Roman Coins (although Dad had a couple of nice ones), plus the potin.
 

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I couldn't fathom hunting relics like that....oh, and by the way, where are your pull tabs and bottlecaps? Haha, ....great digs as always! congrats to you.
 
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I was just thinking about the odds of any others turning up since the book of 2010.

Record in 1997
Sold in 2005 as unique, so none found in 8 years
Still unique in 2010, so that's another 5 years without a recording.
Total of 13 years with none, so the last 4 years are likely to have ? (I will do some checking....)
 

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What an incredible find. Wish we had stuff that old here. Heck id take 1600's. laughing. When you say rare it must be something special. It must be an amazing feeling holding something like that in your hand. If it could only tell you about its travels. Congrats
 

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Now thats a rare coin! Big congrats! Looks like digging through lots of shotgun shells was well worth the effort. Vote on the way!
 

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Truly, amazing find! Congrats!
 

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