Find of a lifetime - Gold Half Noble

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Find of a lifetime - Gold Half Noble

Post by Dave8472 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:43 am

Hi all, I’m after an ID please so I can PAS record this, will move to “ Finds Stories” when I know more, I’m asking in a few places so will update on any new information, thanks for helping.

I’ve worked out that it is a Half Noble
Diameter : 25.60mm, Weight : 3.41g

Firstly how fate paid a big part in this !

Off on Sunday to a ‘Medway History Finders’ club dig in the district of Swale in Kent. We got to site only to find the chosen fields were water logged from the rain the day before and the farmer wasn’t happy for us to dig them. However we could go on the two other fields we had visited a couple of times before, it was well over 200 acres with a young wheat or barley crop on. These fields had produced some nice bits before but finds were very spread out. I set off to one of the better sections that had a footpath through to the nearby church, was getting a few signals but mainly trash and buttons. Bumped into a couple of friends and one had already found a damaged George III Maundy penny and another a short cross cut half. Could I find anything ? Nope… Changed tactics and detected around to another good area where some Romans had turned up, still couldn’t find anything apart from more trash. By lunch time I was coinless.

Set back out to the roman spot and made my way across to another area where a mate had found some hammered on an earlier visit, while chatting to others, as you do, I decided I might head over to the other field that I had never detected before and on arrival a friend had found a large hammered that was bent over, looked like a shilling. Good sign I thought and pressed on, first decent signal was a William III shilling, nearly completely worn flat and very battered. This is where fate plays a hand, needing a wee I headed off to the field boundary and job done !! By now the good weather was coming to an end and the dark clouds were getting closer, that’s my lot and started heading back. BANG, bit signal, looked down and there it was half out the ground, no dancing but I did scream. Looking around and doing a very careful spiral grid of the spot I noticed several holes dug by my fellow club members, it was just pure luck that I found it and fate that I went that way.

Just goes to show, you can do all the research in the world, think you know it all about detecting then just walk over that spot at that very moment.

For me it was a find of a lifetime and one I will never forget l;.

Coin had a bit of damage but it's all good now after a session on the gas hob and some nail-biting moments :))

I was using the Equinox on my custom Field 1 program but any detector would have found it, happy days and thanks for reading.

Dave ):=
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Re: Find of a lifetime - Gold Half Noble : ID Please

Post by Blackadder43 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:45 am

Oh boy Dave, well found mate ::g
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Post by Lowland » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:47 am

Man alive that is cracking,well done Dave.
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Post by JBM » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:53 am

Exciting times for you. Well done. ::g

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Post by Bradrick » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:54 am

Congratulations Dave. A real beauty and nice pics and account. Massively envious, and definitely one on my wish list. Well done on following instincts. ::g

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Post by lonecoiler » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:57 am

Well done. A noble of any value is my dream find. As they say on Towie I'm well jell. :;@
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:59 am

Beautiful find l;. you’ve been doing very well on the gold front this year :D
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Post by Allectus » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:08 pm

Edward III. ::g

Well done! ::g


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Post by shaggybfc » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:12 pm

Great result ::g
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Post by Easylife » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:14 pm

Just brilliant and nicely straightened. ::g
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Post by amphora » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:15 pm

Wonderfull! ::g l;.

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Post by PinkFloyd » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:19 pm

Nice story and a fantastic coin, very well done indeed ::g

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Post by Westcoastdetector » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:24 pm

Great find & write-up Dave. Think we'd all like to find of those beauties ! ::g

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Post by dondo » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:26 pm

Fantastic! nothing changes does it. all the moneys down south :))

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Post by Sunray » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:45 pm

Soooper Doooper mate ... ::g

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Post by Allectus » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:51 pm

Allectus wrote:
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Edward III. ::g

Well done! ::g


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Post by lonecoiler » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:27 pm

I think that you will now have to change your profile picture :D :;@
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Post by Dave8472 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:35 pm

Thanks all for your replies and help

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Post by Bargeman » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:37 pm

Nice Dave, well found, only ever so jealous ::g



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Post by Wigeon » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:41 pm

Congratulations upon such a superb and unforgettable find.
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Post by Dave8472 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:43 pm

lonecoiler wrote:
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I think that you will now have to change your profile picture :D :;@
It may need an update, but that is my fourth gold coin this year from different time periods :-O

But I think this latest one is the prettiest ::g

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Post by dig-dog » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:48 pm

Congratulations Dave. It sounds like you were up the right hand side, and if so, a lot of those holes would have been me and Dave. That’s where we started the day.
You’re certainly on it mate, I must have missed it by a whisker =))

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Post by Dave8472 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:57 pm

dig-dog wrote:
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Congratulations Dave. It sounds like you were up the right hand side, and if so, a lot of those holes would have been me and Dave. That’s where we started the day.
You’re certainly on it mate, I must have missed it by a whisker =))

DD. ::g
Thanks Mick, yep that's where it was and there was re filled holes everywhere :))

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Post by cammann » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:02 pm

Dave8472 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:43 pm
lonecoiler wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:27 pm
I think that you will now have to change your profile picture :D :;@
It may need an update, but that is my fourth gold coin this year from different time periods :-O

But I think this latest one is the prettiest ::g

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Dave, I note that you've got both the Deus and Equinox listed in your profile. I'm sure many of us are wondering which machine you found the 4 gold coins with (and what program)?
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Post by dig-dog » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:03 pm

The finds table this month is going to be impressive, but only if you’re there =))

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Post by geoff » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:13 pm

Oh my, what a joy to see, you did well there. :D
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Post by TheAndyA » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:32 pm

What a fantastic find and a great background story too. Congratulations!
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Post by Alehunter » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:37 pm

Great story and a great find...well done

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Post by T.j » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:46 pm

Loved reading that and what a stunning coin. :)

Congratulations.

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Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:36 pm

x; By gum Dave, I'll go to the foot of our stairs! That is an absolute beauty and no mistake ::g
To find such a coin is indeed good fortune enough but to find one that needs to be 'treated' and then returned in such fine condition is outstanding. Full credit to you and your handiwork Sir ::g ss47
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