The Track-Way Site - Day 7 - 2 Hammered, SAXON SCEAT & CAROLINGIAN GOLD COIN...

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Wow, what a day... worked hard for it; in the morning battling the frozen ground & then walking in soup in the afternoon.
For some time we have thought this field our best hope for our Wish List No.2 - Saxon Gold Coin; like the British Crondall types or I would have excepted the Frankish Tremissis. However Cru'dad found a cut third of a coin similar to this (still awaiting official ID);
It was struck in circa AD830, during our middle Saxon period but is Frankish, unless its a British Imitation, so not sure if it counts yet. Whatever it turns out to be it's Extremely Rare.

5.5hrs;

2 Scrappies (1 pierced twice)
71 Buttons - Best 1 day total from this field
West Kent Militia Button, circa 1800
2 Lead Tokens
English Jetton
Medieval Horse Pendant
Broken Saxon Strap-end
6th C AD Saxon Brooch bit
Tudor Lace Chape
1926 Sixpence
Edward I Penny
Henry III cut half

Saxon Sceat
Carolingian Solidus? AD830 (cut third)
- A complete example was worth 30 Pennies, a months pay for a skilled workmen. Our theory is they cut it to make 10 pennies worth. Not see this type of cut other than on Viking hack pieces.
UPDATE:
''The cut solidus is certainly an interesting find. EMC now has 24 of these Frisian or Anglo-Saxon imitations of the Louis the Pius solidus, 5 of which are cut fractions. They were probably cut as gold bullion and I don't think that they were intended as specific denominations.''

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Wow, so close...I know you will get your Saxon Gold. I love these coins because they are minted just next to my door and they are really rare. I dont even know they made counterfeits. Congrats to Crudad!
Tough to know, but I think these are more like local imitations (like the Roman Barborous type) than a counterfeit. You can tell its really high grade gold & not plated.
 

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Tough to know, but I think these are more like local imitations (like the Roman Barborous type) than a counterfeit. You can tell its really high grade gold & not plated.
One of these isn't even on my wishlist because they are so super rare...
 
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One of these isn't even on my wishlist because they are so super rare...
Yeap, I had no clue what it was until I researched it. Cru'dad thinks its a British copy of the Frankish type which in turn is a copy of the concept of a Roman solidus (Byzantine).
 
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Wow, what a day... worked hard for it; in the morning battling the frozen ground & then walking in soup in the afternoon.
For some time we have thought this field our best hope for our Wish List No.2 - Saxon Gold Coin; like the British Crondall types or I would have excepted the Frankish Tremissis. However Cru'dad found a cut third of a coin similar to this (still awaiting official ID);
It was struck in circa AD830, during our middle Saxon period but is Frankish, unless its a British Imitation, so not sure if it counts yet. Whatever it turns out to be it's Extremely Rare.

5.5hrs;

2 Scrappies (1 pierced twice)
71 Buttons - Best 1 day total from this field
West Kent Militia Button, circa 1800
2 Lead Tokens
English Jetton
Medieval Horse Pendant
Broken Saxon Strap-end
6th C AD Saxon Brooch bit
Tudor Lace Chape
1926 Sixpence
Edward I Penny
Henry III cut half

Saxon Sceat
Carolingian Solidus? AD830 (cut third)
- A complete example was worth 30 Pennies, a months pay for a skilled workmen. Our theory is they cut it to make 10 pennies worth. Not see this type of cut other than on Viking hack pieces.
UPDATE:
''The cut solidus is certainly an interesting find. EMC now has 24 of these Frisian or Anglo-Saxon imitations of the Louis the Pius solidus, 5 of which are cut fractions. They were probably cut as gold bullion and I don't think that they were intended as specific denominations.''

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You must be feeling better. Fantastic finds. You must be one of the most dedicated hunters out there๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Love. The Gold
 
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You must be feeling better. Fantastic finds. You must be one of the most dedicated hunters out there๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Love. The Gold
Still in a bit of pain but at least I'm sleeping OK.
 

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I think you might want to open a museum entirely dedicated to " Cru" finds . The breadth of history , and the vast number of significant finds you've brought to light is staggering !๐Ÿป
 
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Wow, what a day... worked hard for it; in the morning battling the frozen ground & then walking in soup in the afternoon.
For some time we have thought this field our best hope for our Wish List No.2 - Saxon Gold Coin; like the British Crondall types or I would have excepted the Frankish Tremissis. However Cru'dad found a cut third of a coin similar to this (still awaiting official ID);
It was struck in circa AD830, during our middle Saxon period but is Frankish, unless its a British Imitation, so not sure if it counts yet. Whatever it turns out to be it's Extremely Rare.

5.5hrs;

2 Scrappies (1 pierced twice)
71 Buttons - Best 1 day total from this field
West Kent Militia Button, circa 1800
2 Lead Tokens
English Jetton
Medieval Horse Pendant
Broken Saxon Strap-end
6th C AD Saxon Brooch bit
Tudor Lace Chape
1926 Sixpence
Edward I Penny
Henry III cut half

Saxon Sceat
Carolingian Solidus? AD830 (cut third)
- A complete example was worth 30 Pennies, a months pay for a skilled workmen. Our theory is they cut it to make 10 pennies worth. Not see this type of cut other than on Viking hack pieces.
UPDATE:
''The cut solidus is certainly an interesting find. EMC now has 24 of these Frisian or Anglo-Saxon imitations of the Louis the Pius solidus, 5 of which are cut fractions. They were probably cut as gold bullion and I don't think that they were intended as specific denominations.''

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Congrats!

Those finding are really amaizing.

God bless you

Can I see your collection?

Awsome man, well deserved

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