Celtic on top of a hill!

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Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by fred » Thu May 17, 2018 7:01 pm

Today I went back to my permission for a few hours in the sun and to continue fiddling with the settings on the Nox. In response to the complaints that I have been finding too much I slowly made my way up to the top of the slope where we have never found very much at all. ::g

As expected the signals were fewer but still somewhat more than I had expected from previous visits and not too many .303 cartridges or shottie ends either this time. Right at the top a nice crisp signal produced a confusing little copper disc. I initially thought that it was Roman but the cupped shape suggested Celtic. Once the dust was brushed off (the ground is now really dry in places) I could see an eagle or perhaps a sphinx on one side and what looks like a boar on the other.

Due to the poor condition of the coin what looks like the boars hackles might actually be letters or possibly even the legs of an animal the other way up. I wondered about Spinks 255 as the description sounds about right but there is no illustration of it in the book. Anyway any opinions about what it really is would be very welcome. :D




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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by Bargeman » Thu May 17, 2018 7:06 pm

Wow fantastic Fred, well done, you are on fire lately, I hopeI have the same on Sunday ::g



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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by cantona1 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:09 pm

I haven't got a clue what it is but I could probably tell you where you could stick it B-)

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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by fred » Thu May 17, 2018 7:11 pm

cantona1 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:09 pm
I haven't got a clue what it is but I could probably tell you where you could stick it B-)
I'll have worked my way down to Devon by the time that you retire so you won't have to worry about a new detector because there won't be anything left to find! :D

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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by alloverover » Thu May 17, 2018 7:16 pm

Spink 113, Eppillus ::g

VA 451 http://www.celticcoins.ca/vanarsdell.ph ... &van=451-1

quit a rare coin ::g

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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by cantona1 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:16 pm

Oh, and that's supposed to make me feel better is it ;)

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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by Phil2401 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:27 pm

fred wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:01 pm
In response to the complaints that I have been finding too much I slowly made my way up to the top of the slope where we have never found very much at all. ::g
It's very selfless of you to try to find less, Fred. Can you please try a little harder?

Seriously though, you and the Nox seem to be a remarkably successful combination so far - and long may it continue - I'm sure we all enjoy your posts and (for the most part) politely conceal our envy :)

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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by SuperRed » Thu May 17, 2018 8:25 pm

Excellent once again Fred... what machine do you use again? =))
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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by Easylife » Thu May 17, 2018 8:35 pm

Nice find and a great ID. ::g
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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by fred » Thu May 17, 2018 8:39 pm

alloverover wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Spink 113, Eppillus ::g

VA 451 http://www.celticcoins.ca/vanarsdell.ph ... &van=451-1

quit a rare coin ::g
Thanks very much for a really great ID! ::g

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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by detectorman5050 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:00 pm

Great find. To be honest, I would never have anticipated a Celtic find in the south east of England, as I thought the Celts stuck to the west coast i.e. Cornwall, Wales, west coast Scotland.

However, I was wrong:

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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by fred » Thu May 17, 2018 9:12 pm

detectorman5050 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Great find. To be honest, I would never have anticipated a Celtic find in the south east of England, as I thought the Celts stuck to the west coast i.e. Cornwall, Wales, west coast Scotland.

However, I was wrong:

https://celticlife.com/celtic-kent/
Very wrong! :D They are scattered everywhere down here, you can hardly take a step without tripping over them. ::g

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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by Lowland » Thu May 17, 2018 9:15 pm

Fred mun-
I reckon you’d find good stuff no matter what you were using..
You’re on a roll and it’s great to see your finds
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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by Saki » Thu May 17, 2018 9:49 pm

Fred, I really feel a hoard is coming your way.
You are getting some fantastic finds. And its great to see them ::g
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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by fred » Fri May 18, 2018 5:25 am

Saki wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:49 pm
Fred, I really feel a hoard is coming your way.
You are getting some fantastic finds. And its great to see them ::g
Our hoard goes to inquest the week after next! :D

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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by Stillburning » Fri May 18, 2018 7:13 am

Another great find for you and the Nox ::g
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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by Junior » Fri May 18, 2018 7:28 am

Pesky nox!!!!!! ::g I know what will happen I'll get one and it won't make a scrap of difference to my find rate like the previous 17 havnt !!!!! Keep diggin them fred up ;) !!!!
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Re: Celtic on top of a hill!

Post by Dom » Fri May 18, 2018 7:35 am

Well that's it Fred!
I'm saving up for the Equinox... you've won :E
Do I mention you so you can get your commission?

Oh... great find btw ::g

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