Spanish cob? - New Year’s Day at Norfolk beach.

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Spanish cob? - New Year’s Day at Norfolk beach.

Post by digirushy » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:07 pm

So I’ve had my detector a few years now, to be honest I didn’t a permission for land and kinda gave up so it’s been sitting in a cupboard.
Decided to take it out today to the beach with the kids.
We found some change and then a piece of wood with the two nails in and then some sort of old coin/token.
Anyone know what it is and should I be letting anyone know I’ve found it on the beach

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Re: New Year’s Day at caister beach.

Post by fred » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:15 pm

It's looks like a Spanish siver cob. Depending on size and weight it could be either 2 (if circa 5 grams) or proportionally a smaller value and will date to the 16th or early 17thC. You are not obliged to report it but it is quite interesting so the local FLO might like to record it and should be able to let you know if it is a genuine one. ::g

Here's one somebody found earlier:

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Re: New Year’s Day at caister beach.

Post by digirushy » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:23 pm

Really! No way. How come it’s black though?
Can’t believe it, made my day that has. Thanks.
If anyone with a decent detector wants to meet on there i can show them where I found it. Mine goes mental near the wet sand.

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Re: New Year’s Day at caister beach.

Post by fred » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:27 pm

digirushy wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Really! No way. How come it’s black though?
Can’t believe it, made my day that has. Thanks.
If anyone with a decent detector wants to meet on there i can show them where I found it. Mine goes mental near the wet sand.
Black is the colour silver goes in salt water. Don't try and clean it until you are sure what you have. These circulated as silver bullion coins for spending as well as coming from shipwrecks. Good luck with finding more. ::g
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Post by digirushy » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:00 pm

This might have just got e back into getting a permission for 2019. Not wanting to get Rich, just love the buzz you get finding something that hasn’t been touched for years and just gauping at it wondering what it’s story is. Love it. Cheers.
The nails are pretty cool too, look old, seem to be a bronze/copper colour. Do have the piece of wood they were in but it split in half as soon as I touched it. Must have been about 12 inches down in shingle
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Post by Easylife » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:09 pm

Well done, it looks like this. ::g
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Post by Junior » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:56 am

U done better than me....sea palling ....new yrs day literally 50 -60 dog walkers / swimmers ....nowt coinage....2 bits of foil and a bit of copper ;;z

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Post by Spanish digger » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:34 pm

Seems to be a copy.looks like it has f100 written on shield.better picture would be good.thanks mike

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Post by digirushy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:22 pm

Been looking at it on and off today.
Took these using. A little magnifying glass and my phone.
I’m going back tomorrow to see if it’s a one off.




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Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:38 pm

That’s much better - that’s a very interesting coin. Looks Tudor with the crest shape on the back.

Please note that as you are really hoping to get it ID’ed you should follow the HAMMY code, especially an idea of size. It’ll really help with the ID ::g
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Post by digirushy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:20 pm

Ok so didn’t know what you meant at first oxogirl36, found it now though.

Have at least two good sized clear, focused photos. Both sides of a coin or medal are needed.👍

Add any info about your detecting day, type of land, depth found etc.

Found in sand on beach. Was about 9 inches down.

Measure items by placing them next to a scale or ruler, or a 20p coin.

Somewhere between a one pound and 2 pound in size but much thinner.

Machine used and settings. Always of interest, especially to those with the same machine.

It’s an x Terra 705 I bought 3 years ago and drove a hundred miles to get. Thought it would be easy to get permissions but kept getting polite no’s so it’s been in cupboard.
Didn’t really set it up , was using all metal mode.

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Re: New Year’s Day at caister beach.

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:37 pm

Sorry meant to add a link to the hammy code. I got distracted by the dogs =))

Thank you for the extra info ::g

I’ll change the title of your post to hopefully get more interest. To see if it’s silver (which it looks like it might be) spit on a flat piece of tinfoil put the coin on it spit on the other side and fold it over. You shouldn’t need to, but a gentle rub, keeping the foil flat, might help. If it stinks of rotten eggs its silver. Be careful though not to shine it up ::g
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Re: Spanish cob? - New Year’s Day at Norfolk beach.

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:15 pm

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Re: Spanish cob? - New Year’s Day at Norfolk beach.

Post by FULLTIMER » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:30 pm

nice find, never had much luck on beaches myself mainly Mundesley,Walcot, Bacton area'https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/74679 ... 20705.pdfs this might help with beach settings etc
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Post by beachboy70 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:12 am

There are so many types of Spanish cobs that it can be hard to id them, you was very lucky to find a silver one as mostly bronze turns up. If you look on ebay you might find it there also the site Oxygirl said does have some good photos of cobs, if you look very close you might even find a date ( around 1600 mostly ). A good find the the UK happy New Year All.beachboy70 ::g

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Post by digirushy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:57 pm

So been out for an absolute age today. Went further up near California sands but didn’t have much luck so drove back down to caister.
Went up and down a billion times but nothing, even had a little dog tag trick me in the same location as the original coin and same numbers on my detector.
I need to buy one of those pin pointers next as it gets annoying having to keep checking.
I think I was just very lucky , some pirate must have stopped of for a pee and dropped it back in the day 😂

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Post by ICENI » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:16 pm

Great find , well done ::g
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Re: Spanish cob? - New Year’s Day at Norfolk beach.

Post by stuartj » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:10 pm

That's a cool find! well done you.
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