Stubble Hunting - Hammered + Extremely Rare CELTIC TIT COIN...

CRUSADER

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I had a plan to try a new field & fall back to a nearby semi-good area if the before lunch option failed.
Cru'dad wasn't happy with my Plan, so yesterday went looking around for a better option. He also needed to get some pears & apples from near the Roman Metal Working Site, so left this to last. I won't go into the good omen he had, but he convinced me to do some tyre tracks on a Wheat stubble field next to the Metal Working Site. Cru'dad got the hammered from this field & just shy of 15 mins to the 6 hour hunt, we decided to do a quick blast on the Celtic area. With 10 mins to spare he shouted Celtic Silver, although as I will explain later, its a rare mystery at this point.

x2 1st C AD Roman Fibula (Brooches)
Medieval Horse Harness Pendant
Part of a Medieval Purse Bar
Fish Scale Crotal Bell (bit broken)
G.W.B Horse Blinker
Hammered Penny of King John

Circa 40BC Celtic Coin:
The Gold Tit Qrter Stater that is not Gold. There is still a debate about who/which tribe produced these Excessively Rare Coins. Only a small number of GOLD versions are known. There are no silver or bronze versions known of this type.
Read this interesting write up below;
Above is the closest match I can find, ours looks to be mostly Bronze. Which gives 3 theories in the order I like best;
1. Bronze Core to a once Gold Plated Qrter Stater (all plating gone but protected the lovely bronze underneath) - Probably first known.
2. First ever Bronze Unit
3. First ever debased Silver Unit

We will contact the British Museum & give an update, if they are responding....

UPDATE:
''My initial feeling from the photos alone is that this is a bronze coin with a dark-ish patina and the dots you’re seeing are corrosion coming through from the core. That said, it is often a little difficult to tell from the photos alone and it may look slightly different with the coin in front of you! It could plausibly be the core of a plated quarter stater now lost all its surface of course, which would match well with the ABC gold type (in terms of types and probably also weight). I certainly think it is a coin that needs to be recorded, whether as an unusual base metal coin or something quarter stater related. Once we have all the detail on the database we can chase up a closer identification – if it’s not an obvious bronze issue we’ll need to check the gold types and for any examples of copies too.''

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kmk

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I had a plan to try a new field & fall back to a nearby semi-good area if the before lunch option failed.
Cru'dad wasn't happy with my Plan, so yesterday went looking around for a better option. He also needed to get some pears & apples from near the Roman Metal Working Site, so left this to last. I won't go into the good omen he had, but he convinced me to do some tyre tracks on a Wheat stubble field next to the Metal Working Site. Cru'dad got the hammered from this field & just shy of 15 mins to the 6 hour hunt, we decided to do a quick blast on the Celtic area. With 10 mins to spare he shouted Celtic Silver, although as I will explain later, its a rare mystery at this point.

x2 1st C AD Roman Fibula (Brooches)
Medieval Horse Harness Pendant
Part of a Medieval Purse Bar
Fish Scale Crotal Bell (bit broken)
G.W.B Horse Blinker
Hammered Penny of King John

Circa 40BC Celtic Coin:
The Gold Tit Qrter Stater that is not Gold. There is still a debate about who/which tribe produced these Excessively Rare Coins. Only a small number of GOLD versions are known. There are no silver or bronze versions known of this type.
Read this interesting write up below;
Above is the closest match I can find, ours looks to be mostly Bronze. Which gives 3 theories in the order I like best;
1. Bronze Core to a once Gold Plated Qrter Stater (all plating gone but protected the lovely bronze underneath) - Probably first known.
2. First ever Bronze Unit
3. First ever debased Silver Unit

We will contact the British Museum & give an update, if they are responding.... (UPDATE: Got an Out Of Office until 19 Sep)

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Very nice finds!!!!!
 

Locke

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I had a plan to try a new field & fall back to a nearby semi-good area if the before lunch option failed.
Cru'dad wasn't happy with my Plan, so yesterday went looking around for a better option. He also needed to get some pears & apples from near the Roman Metal Working Site, so left this to last. I won't go into the good omen he had, but he convinced me to do some tyre tracks on a Wheat stubble field next to the Metal Working Site. Cru'dad got the hammered from this field & just shy of 15 mins to the 6 hour hunt, we decided to do a quick blast on the Celtic area. With 10 mins to spare he shouted Celtic Silver, although as I will explain later, its a rare mystery at this point.

x2 1st C AD Roman Fibula (Brooches)
Medieval Horse Harness Pendant
Part of a Medieval Purse Bar
Fish Scale Crotal Bell (bit broken)
G.W.B Horse Blinker
Hammered Penny of King John

Circa 40BC Celtic Coin:
The Gold Tit Qrter Stater that is not Gold. There is still a debate about who/which tribe produced these Excessively Rare Coins. Only a small number of GOLD versions are known. There are no silver or bronze versions known of this type.
Read this interesting write up below;
Above is the closest match I can find, ours looks to be mostly Bronze. Which gives 3 theories in the order I like best;
1. Bronze Core to a once Gold Plated Qrter Stater (all plating gone but protected the lovely bronze underneath) - Probably first known.
2. First ever Bronze Unit
3. First ever debased Silver Unit

We will contact the British Museum & give an update, if they are responding.... (UPDATE: Got an Out Of Office until 19 Sep)

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Killer finds!
 

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I had a plan to try a new field & fall back to a nearby semi-good area if the before lunch option failed.
Cru'dad wasn't happy with my Plan, so yesterday went looking around for a better option. He also needed to get some pears & apples from near the Roman Metal Working Site, so left this to last. I won't go into the good omen he had, but he convinced me to do some tyre tracks on a Wheat stubble field next to the Metal Working Site. Cru'dad got the hammered from this field & just shy of 15 mins to the 6 hour hunt, we decided to do a quick blast on the Celtic area. With 10 mins to spare he shouted Celtic Silver, although as I will explain later, its a rare mystery at this point.

x2 1st C AD Roman Fibula (Brooches)
Medieval Horse Harness Pendant
Part of a Medieval Purse Bar
Fish Scale Crotal Bell (bit broken)
G.W.B Horse Blinker
Hammered Penny of King John

Circa 40BC Celtic Coin:
The Gold Tit Qrter Stater that is not Gold. There is still a debate about who/which tribe produced these Excessively Rare Coins. Only a small number of GOLD versions are known. There are no silver or bronze versions known of this type.
Read this interesting write up below;
Above is the closest match I can find, ours looks to be mostly Bronze. Which gives 3 theories in the order I like best;
1. Bronze Core to a once Gold Plated Qrter Stater (all plating gone but protected the lovely bronze underneath) - Probably first known.
2. First ever Bronze Unit
3. First ever debased Silver Unit

We will contact the British Museum & give an update, if they are responding.... (UPDATE: Got an Out Of Office until 19 Sep)

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Beautiful finds! Congratulations
 
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UPDATE:
''My initial feeling from the photos alone is that this is a bronze coin with a dark-ish patina and the dots you’re seeing are corrosion coming through from the core. That said, it is often a little difficult to tell from the photos alone and it may look slightly different with the coin in front of you! It could plausibly be the core of a plated quarter stater now lost all its surface of course, which would match well with the ABC gold type (in terms of types and probably also weight). I certainly think it is a coin that needs to be recorded, whether as an unusual base metal coin or something quarter stater related. Once we have all the detail on the database we can chase up a closer identification – if it’s not an obvious bronze issue we’ll need to check the gold types and for any examples of copies too.''
 

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Nice job Cru!! You finds always amaze me
 

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