Harold II "PAX" cut half

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Harold II "PAX" cut half

Post by bazzerhut » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:02 am

At last, a nice little reward for my many hours of stumbling through the claggy mud over the last week or so - my first Harold II.
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This came up from a decent depth of around 6", in a field of heavy, clayey soil that was ploughed about a month ago but hasn't yet been rolled. With all the recent rain, it's settling down quite nicely now, although it's still quite lumpy and aerated.

Found with the Equinox 800: Field 1, Recovery 3, Iron Bias 1, Sensitivity 24.

It gave quite a faint but well-defined low-end signal, of the sort you'd get from a small scrap of lead. (Dig 'em all, guys.)

I believe the full inscription on the whole coin would have been +HAROLD REX ANGLO / +CINRIC ON NORÐP (moneyer Cinric, Norwich mint), with PAX across the centre of the reverse. (Very rare, apparently.)

I'm well chuffed.

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Re: Harold II "PAX" cut half

Post by Lowland » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:48 am

Blimey,great find ::g
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Re: Harold II "PAX" cut half

Post by fred » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:40 am

Superb find! ::g
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Re: Harold II "PAX" cut half

Post by Oxgirl36 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:24 am

Oh wow, wow, wow. I want one. A very well deserved find Barry - congratulations ::g
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Re: Harold II "PAX" cut half

Post by Giz » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:41 am

Super find , will look forward to seeing this at the next meeting. ::g
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Re: Harold II "PAX" cut half

Post by shaggybfc » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:02 am

cracking condition - just need to find the other half now ::g
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Re: Harold II "PAX" cut half

Post by bazzerhut » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:14 pm

shaggybfc wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:02 am
cracking condition - just need to find the other half now ::g

Yessir, I'll get on it right away!

I've often wondered whether anyone ever does find matching halves of the same whole coin, although the odds against it must be verrrry steep.

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Re: Harold II "PAX" cut half

Post by Mancave-man » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:53 pm

Now that is a cracker of a cut half. Well found! ::g

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Re: Harold II "PAX" cut half

Post by TheMellowedMole » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:28 pm

A well earned Nice find by the sounds of it well done ::g

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Re: Harold II "PAX" cut half

Post by Spearhead » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:45 pm

Great find. ::g

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