Tiny hammered coin- Charles l silver penny

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Tiny hammered coin- Charles l silver penny

Post by Fishwick » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:08 pm

Took a days holiday and went out this morning to an old permission. Its a 50 acre stoney arable field that's just had the barley taken off. When I was first contacted the landowner and he showed me his fields I was a bit daunted by the 50 acre one. At the time it was the only permission with a ploughed field that I could go on so I took my time and the finds started to appear under the coil. IA, Roman, Saxon, early medieval- late medieval and modern. With a splattering of (eyes only) flint, glass and pottery finds.
Never a dull moment as there's enough wildlife there to keep anyone's eyes and ears busy.
I'm beginning to see the importance of the natural spring that sits in the corner of the crop field and the two brooks that run around three sides of the field.
I'm using a Minelab Xterra 50 with a Nel Tornado coil on discrimination 1 and the tone that came through my earphones was similar to a button (screen reading 9-12-15) and as I hadn't dug anything for a while. Out came the spade and fairly quickly a hole was dug (50-75mm depth.) The Carrot was out and I searched the hole and then the soil plug. It sounded off and my heart started to race as I still can't see the find so I begin to break the clod away and there's an edge, a grey/ charcoal coloured edge of a button, cufflink or a coin?
My eyes need to focus and my first thoughts were Lizzie I penny, as I've found them before on this permission. I look more closely and I see AROLVS as part of the legend. I started to smile and thought " you've never found one of his before" and out comes my phone- to take a few photos.
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Re: Tiny hammered coin- Charles l silver penny

Post by Lowland » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:21 pm

Cheers for posting that up.
What a tiny coin in a big ruddy field.
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Post by oldartefact » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:35 pm

I love a good story, and we all love a happy ending. ::g ::g ::g
Very nicely done,
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Re: Tiny hammered coin- Charles l silver penny

Post by Euro Detector » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:54 pm

Nice find and story ::g
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Re: Tiny hammered coin- Charles l silver penny

Post by sweepstick47 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:47 pm

That's a great find Fishwick ::g and well supported by an interesting and full account ::g
Well done sir. Regards ss47
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Re: Tiny hammered coin- Charles l silver penny

Post by fred » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:15 pm

Great writeup - thanks. ::g
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Re: Tiny hammered coin- Charles l silver penny

Post by jeap » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:05 am

Everyone loves a good clod shot. Great wee thing.

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