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Title: What a Cnut!
Post by: avalon on April 26, 2012, 07:38:27 PM
Another Saxon day today, with a Cnut penny, what looks like a London mint, short cross type on the same farm as my Alfred the Great must have been having a bit of a party.
When I got back, I dashed down to Cheltenham Town hall where they are filming the  Antiques Road show today, and took a few bits with me. Met Hilary Kay and Clive Stewart-Lockhart who were quite impressed with my finds, but they told me they couldn’t film them for the series because they have now been told not to promote metal detecting on the show. Someone must be turning the screws, on our hobby.   

I was shocked to discover a bronze alter object I posted on D.W recently is probably Chinese and dated between 100-1200 BC. Now that was £34.00 well spent on Ebay. Now when is the next Chinese auction being held, as they are paying big bucks for their heritage.  ;D




Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: relichunting on April 26, 2012, 09:01:52 PM
Very nice  :o :o


Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: staterchaser on April 26, 2012, 09:09:55 PM
I bet that put a smile on your face, nice one! :o


Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: avalon on April 26, 2012, 09:23:39 PM
I bet that put a smile on your face, nice one! :o

Not as much as Fiona Bruce did today  :P


Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: Nick on April 26, 2012, 09:45:45 PM
Another cracking coin.
Well found.


Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: Mungo on April 26, 2012, 10:01:20 PM
excellent........... 8)


Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: dragonsbreath(Paul) on April 26, 2012, 10:46:49 PM
Another cracking coin Steve well found.....PaulB. 8)


Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: staterchaser on April 26, 2012, 11:01:33 PM
I bet that put a smile on your face, nice one! :o

Not as much as Fiona Bruce did today  :P
Nah, she dont do nothing for me, give me Saxon any day lol :D


Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: DEADLOCK on April 27, 2012, 07:28:34 AM
well found mate great find


Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: bumpyjon on April 28, 2012, 06:04:48 PM
Well done mate, better than the day i had  ;)


Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: Techony on April 28, 2012, 06:47:59 PM
Gorgeous little fellah ain't he. Good one Steve, well found.

Those dark age years have eluded me so far, but one day.... one day....


Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: silky on April 28, 2012, 10:18:30 PM
well done avalon a cracking find ,its nice to see saxon coinage on dw 8)


Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: avalon on April 29, 2012, 12:14:19 AM
well done avalon a cracking find ,its nice to see saxon coinage on dw 8)

That's because all those Cnut's stayed this side of the border  :D


Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: termite on April 29, 2012, 08:25:15 AM
Not as much as Fiona Bruce did today  
 :P :P :P

That was typical its like the time team gang of four,  they use us when it suits them,  If it weren't for us they would not have much to show on the show >:(


Title: Re: What a Cnut!
Post by: avalon on April 29, 2012, 01:15:02 PM
I know several other people who have taken finds along to the Antiques Road show only to be told the same. Apparently I was told there are a lot of comments on Twitter, after posey rings  have been shown in the past. The best thing to do is take an object along and say it belonged to your Great grandfather who was a Captain of a sailing vessel. As most people seem to have Captain’s as relatives, no one seems to work in the engine room anymore.  ;D
Although one of my relatives was a Captain, but you wouldn’t have wanted to meet him on a dark night.  :o

 


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