Took a Punt - Hammered...

CRUSADER

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I decided we may as well risk it on a blind hunt next to 2 Roman Sites, so we could fall back on them if my hunch was wrong. I thought it possible to get the odd hammered from this field, as I had found one whilst wandering, so our large area grid should do OK.
Well, I picked a spot & on the first run half way down I got a Hammered, good but proved to be the usual Kiss of Death.
Tons of modern junk, Cru'dad & I cleared at least 8 pouches full.
We did about 3.5 hours on this field & then went to the next two Roman fields for an hour (4.5 total). That was enough on large clay lumps that kept rolling about & you had to avoid the deep holes. (ankle breakers)

Jetton
Copper-Core of a Celtic Gold Stater (forgery)
2 Scrappies
Iron Age (Celtic) La-Tene Brooch (poor example)
1st C AD Roman Hod Hill Fibula (Good example, normally busted up)
4oz James I Trade Weight - I'm please with this, it's my biggest early example of a Pan Weight. Pretty scarce find, couldn't find one Recorded on the PAS.
Big Hammered Shilling of James I (1603-25) - Very heavily clipped to inner circle. Shame, as Shillings of any ruler are a tough find. Still happy to add it to the album.

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Florida Finder

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I decided we may as well risk it on a blind hunt next to 2 Roman Sites, so we could fall back on them if my hunch was wrong. I thought it possible to get the odd hammered from this field, as I had found one whilst wandering, so our large area grid should do OK.
Well, I picked a spot & on the first run half way down I got a Hammered, good but proved to be the usual Kiss of Death.
Tons of modern junk, Cru'dad & I cleared at least 8 pouches full.
We did about 3.5 hours on this field & then went to the next two Roman fields for an hour (4.5 total). That was enough on large clay lumps that kept rolling about & you had to avoid the deep holes. (ankle breakers)

Jetton
Copper-Core of a Celtic Gold Stater (forgery)
2 Scrappies
Iron Age (Celtic) La-Tene Brooch (poor example)
1st C AD Roman Hod Hill Fibula (Good example, normally busted up)
4oz James I Trade Weight - I'm please with this, it's my biggest early example of a Pan Weight. Pretty scarce find, couldn't find one Recorded on the PAS.
Big Hammered Shilling of James I (1603-25) - Very heavily clipped to inner circle. Shame, as Shillings of any ruler are a tough find. Still happy to add it to the album.

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Y’all got some good ones. Congratulations!
 

Digger RJ

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I decided we may as well risk it on a blind hunt next to 2 Roman Sites, so we could fall back on them if my hunch was wrong. I thought it possible to get the odd hammered from this field, as I had found one whilst wandering, so our large area grid should do OK.
Well, I picked a spot & on the first run half way down I got a Hammered, good but proved to be the usual Kiss of Death.
Tons of modern junk, Cru'dad & I cleared at least 8 pouches full.
We did about 3.5 hours on this field & then went to the next two Roman fields for an hour (4.5 total). That was enough on large clay lumps that kept rolling about & you had to avoid the deep holes. (ankle breakers)

Jetton
Copper-Core of a Celtic Gold Stater (forgery)
2 Scrappies
Iron Age (Celtic) La-Tene Brooch (poor example)
1st C AD Roman Hod Hill Fibula (Good example, normally busted up)
4oz James I Trade Weight - I'm please with this, it's my biggest early example of a Pan Weight. Pretty scarce find, couldn't find one Recorded on the PAS.
Big Hammered Shilling of James I (1603-25) - Very heavily clipped to inner circle. Shame, as Shillings of any ruler are a tough find. Still happy to add it to the album.

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Awesome!!! Congrats!!!🎉
 

Coinstar magnet

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I decided we may as well risk it on a blind hunt next to 2 Roman Sites, so we could fall back on them if my hunch was wrong. I thought it possible to get the odd hammered from this field, as I had found one whilst wandering, so our large area grid should do OK.
Well, I picked a spot & on the first run half way down I got a Hammered, good but proved to be the usual Kiss of Death.
Tons of modern junk, Cru'dad & I cleared at least 8 pouches full.
We did about 3.5 hours on this field & then went to the next two Roman fields for an hour (4.5 total). That was enough on large clay lumps that kept rolling about & you had to avoid the deep holes. (ankle breakers)

Jetton
Copper-Core of a Celtic Gold Stater (forgery)
2 Scrappies
Iron Age (Celtic) La-Tene Brooch (poor example)
1st C AD Roman Hod Hill Fibula (Good example, normally busted up)
4oz James I Trade Weight - I'm please with this, it's my biggest early example of a Pan Weight. Pretty scarce find, couldn't find one Recorded on the PAS.
Big Hammered Shilling of James I (1603-25) - Very heavily clipped to inner circle. Shame, as Shillings of any ruler are a tough find. Still happy to add it to the album.

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That is a beauty! Also, love the toy car and pottery pieces ... what's the date on the pottery? 8 pouches?!
 

ArfieBoy

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You and Dad just keep digging the good finds up, Crusader! Congratulations! I always look forward to your posts!
 

Almy

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Great finds, as usual for you. Your knowledge of their identification I find amazing. I would be happy to find your "modern junk" which would be treasure to me over on this side of the sea!
 

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