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Title: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Neil on July 07, 2009, 06:22:34 PM
Welcome to the Detectingwales.com Summer 2009 Competition!

As usual the rules are really simple. To enter all you have to do is either have made over 5 posts since DetectingWales.com was formed OR to have made 5 (sensible please) posts before 6pm on Sunday 26th July 2009!

To enter simply estimate how many joeys and four pences are in the pile shown - it really is that easy! Only one answer per member please!

The winner is the closest person to the correct answer. In case of a tie break you also need to estimate the oldest coin in the pile!

The winner will win a cracking Roman Silver Denari of Commodus kindly donated by Coleggwent, who is also known as Phil! Very kind of you Phil - you are a true gent. You may remember Commodus from the film Gladiator.

Lucius Aurelius Commodus Antoninus (31 August 161 31 December 192) was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 180 to 192 (also with his father, Marcus Aurelius, from 177 until 180).

If other members want to donate prizes for future competitions just let me know.

So its easy
1 - Guess the amount of coins.
2 - Guess the oldest date - in case of a tie.

Good Luck everyone.

Neil


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: onehorseAl( Al) on July 07, 2009, 06:35:22 PM
Here goes,I will say 50 coins oldest 1836
Al :) :)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Kev on July 07, 2009, 06:35:37 PM
nice one Neil bet there will be a lot trying this competition, especially with that great prize donated by COLEGGWENT (phil) great prize Phil your a top guy ;)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Tafflaff (Rob) on July 07, 2009, 06:39:19 PM
59.......1719


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Kev on July 07, 2009, 06:51:02 PM
im going ..............49 and 1834...........................".COME ON" ;D ;) ::)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: sodbuster (Alan) on July 07, 2009, 06:56:33 PM
63 coins  and the date 1839


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Mark on July 07, 2009, 07:05:17 PM
58 coins and the oldest 1836. 


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Gadget(Ian) on July 07, 2009, 07:09:47 PM
i will go for 54 and the year 1818


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: waltonbasinman on July 07, 2009, 07:13:08 PM
49 and 1817 and thanks Phil for the donation.


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Neil on July 07, 2009, 07:50:23 PM
Bump ;)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Stig(The) on July 07, 2009, 07:59:41 PM
What a great prize,my guess is.....53 coins........1833


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: romano-brit on July 07, 2009, 08:13:08 PM
50 coins and the date is 1820


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Richy on July 07, 2009, 08:17:25 PM
45 and 1801  :)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Merlin on July 07, 2009, 08:20:40 PM
51      1841


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: dragonsbreath(Paul) on July 07, 2009, 08:45:14 PM
62  and 1826... 8)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: cardiff bats (Paul) on July 07, 2009, 09:28:38 PM
47 and 1822 ???


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: detectordave on July 07, 2009, 09:29:54 PM
I think 71 and the oldest is 1799.Thanks for the prize phil.


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: melonhead on July 07, 2009, 09:39:20 PM
52 and 1797


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: waltonbasinman on July 07, 2009, 09:42:49 PM
59.......1719

Hey Rob they don,t want your age and how many pints you drink a week.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: coleggwent(phil) on July 07, 2009, 09:49:14 PM
hi there paul some one has got 49 so i dont know the rules but you should pick something diff lets make it fair on all  ;)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: bymatt666 (byron) on July 07, 2009, 09:57:37 PM
57 and 1797...byron


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: waltonbasinman on July 07, 2009, 10:00:50 PM
Its a combination of the count and the year Phil. 100 of us could say 49 coins and if it was right it would be the one with the right year or nearest year of the oldest coin that wins. OK mate.


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: coleggwent(phil) on July 07, 2009, 10:05:14 PM
yes i see mate  ::) did not think of it like that what a joker sorry mate just want it to be fair so everyone got a chance ;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: DIGGA on July 07, 2009, 10:35:25 PM
47  COINS  AND OLDEST  1796     ??? ??? ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Beefy (GARETH) on July 07, 2009, 10:39:04 PM
55 coins and oldest 1816...............


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: borderfox.1495 on July 07, 2009, 10:53:25 PM
i say 49, and the oldest 1689  regards john


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: KANE (DES) on July 07, 2009, 10:56:11 PM
hi say 52- 1805


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: bobkoi on July 07, 2009, 11:01:02 PM
i think 61 and the oldest date is 1831. good luck to all . ;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: mole on July 07, 2009, 11:26:06 PM
I ,d say 50  ??? and the date 1832 ???  Phil it,s very generous of you to donate the denari I hope your next coin is a gold nobel good hunting  ;)mole


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Al.Thepastfinder, ( Alan ) on July 08, 2009, 08:02:22 AM
hmmm    65    me finks    hmmm  date, 1838


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: taffyphil on July 08, 2009, 08:22:25 AM
43 - 1810


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: hedgehog on July 08, 2009, 08:47:53 AM
62 and 1790 , well done Phil!


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: farmer(phil) on July 08, 2009, 12:29:36 PM
76....1852   nice Roman Phil

FarmerPhil


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Neil on July 08, 2009, 06:52:23 PM
Bump


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: simon c on July 08, 2009, 07:42:15 PM
50.........1834        ;D


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: silverhand on July 08, 2009, 11:02:28 PM
55 and date 1799


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: coleggwent(phil) on July 09, 2009, 12:20:53 AM
I ,d say 50  ??? and the date 1832 ???  Phil it,s very generous of you to donate the denari I hope your next coin is a gold nobel good hunting  ;)mole
   thats wishfull thinking mole  ::) lets hope mate thanks


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Neil on July 09, 2009, 04:02:53 PM
Bumped


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Bob on July 09, 2009, 04:57:38 PM
I'm going to try 99 and 1797


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: vitallius (Dave) on July 09, 2009, 05:34:15 PM
Um... 97  and 1837 :)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: DIG IT! (ADIE) on July 10, 2009, 10:45:13 AM
101  date of oldest coin1810


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Jonola (Jon) on July 10, 2009, 11:11:18 AM
71 and 1799. Nice coin.


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: ancientpat on July 10, 2009, 05:23:33 PM
  55 and 1836. Nice prize.
                                          Pat.


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: kane52 on July 10, 2009, 06:56:43 PM
52 coins 1840


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: DATA311(Alan) on July 10, 2009, 11:27:01 PM
coins= 74 date= 1824................. ;)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: KenKelowna on July 11, 2009, 02:30:59 AM
53 coins
Oldest 1819
Whats a joey?
Thanks Ken


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: silky on July 11, 2009, 06:13:09 PM
going for 66 coins oldest 1823


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Stig(The) on July 11, 2009, 06:19:20 PM
Ref to KenKelowna`s Q "what`s a Joey"
There were two types of threepenny pieces prior to decimalisation in 1972 - a small (8mm) older version, originally silver and a later, different, larger(13mm) and more common type of coin - 8 sided and made of some yellow metal. The former was known as a 'Joey', but not the latter. Sadly, I don't know where 'Joey' came from. If I find out I'll post an answer.


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: daf.vinci on July 11, 2009, 06:26:19 PM
62 coins and the earliest 1748


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: the sutt on July 11, 2009, 06:44:53 PM
97........1839


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: ROMAN STEVE on July 11, 2009, 10:20:11 PM
60.........1837


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: parkijohn on July 12, 2009, 11:11:45 PM
75 coins and 1817 date for coin.


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: James on July 13, 2009, 01:02:47 AM
ill try 63 and 1836  :)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: crashland on July 13, 2009, 06:45:13 AM
I'm going for 49 coins and 1837. Great prize Phil.


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Neil on July 15, 2009, 06:12:39 PM
Competition Update!

Well done on the guesses ladies and gents. Still no definitive winner, although one of you has it half right {the amount} and if no new guesser gets any closer on the year, they will obviously win the coin.

Cheers
Neil


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: BottyBurp (Kris) on July 15, 2009, 07:05:58 PM
43 & 1836


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: coleggwent(phil) on July 17, 2009, 03:56:40 PM
when do it end neil  ??? we all would like to know i cant wait to see if i won it  :D  :D  :D  :D


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Gazza on July 17, 2009, 04:15:08 PM
49 COINS AND DATE OF OLDEST 1816


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Neil on July 17, 2009, 06:14:07 PM
Gents - the competition ends as on the original post which is:

 "To enter all you have to do is either have made over 5 posts since DetectingWales.com was formed OR to have made 5 (sensible please) posts before 6pm on Sunday 26th July 2009!"

We always run them for about two weeks or so to give everyone a fair chance, and always announce the winner on a Sunday as its normally the busiest day on the site.

Thanks again Phil for the prize.

Cheers
Neil


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Tafflaff (Rob) on July 17, 2009, 06:47:09 PM
You tell em Neil!  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: willow tree on July 17, 2009, 08:09:03 PM
40 joeys 10 fourpences .... ;D


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Terry on July 17, 2009, 08:11:41 PM
55-1800


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Gadget(Ian) on July 20, 2009, 08:23:42 AM
who won it neil.


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: coleggwent(phil) on July 20, 2009, 08:53:18 AM
its not the end yet ian it ends on the 26th of july  ;)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Gadget(Ian) on July 20, 2009, 09:04:19 AM
oh ay sorry guys lost track of time dates mixed up.been out of work a week and it seems like a month already ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Neil on July 23, 2009, 07:18:12 PM
Competition winner is due to be announced this Sunday!

Any more guesses to win a lovely silver Roman denari kindly donated by Phil.

Over and out
Neil


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 Result
Post by: Neil on July 26, 2009, 05:56:57 PM
The Competition Result!

Thanks to everyone for entering and to Phil for donating an absolutely cracking prize! Loads of you got really close to the number of coins and the year.

The first and I believe the only person to get the right number was Gadget  aka Ian who guessed at 54 coins and the oldest being 1818.

The actual answer was 54 coins and the oldest was 1820! So as you can see he was pretty close.

Well done Ian. I imagine the easiest way for you to collect your prize, is for Phil to bring it to the Blackwood Rally. Unless that is of course you two want to make a seperate arrangement.

Thanks everyone for entering. More competitions are planned for the future, but if anyone feels like they would like to donate a prize feel free to get in touch with me.

Cheers
Neil


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Richy on July 26, 2009, 05:59:08 PM
Well done Ian. :) :)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: daf.vinci on July 26, 2009, 06:02:02 PM
Well done Ian.Hell of a guess that was.


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: DIGGA on July 26, 2009, 06:03:31 PM
CONGRATULATIONS  IAN   ;) ;) ;) ;)  WELL DONE MATE   ;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Stig(The) on July 26, 2009, 06:22:45 PM
Well..........Wot can i say !!
  I thought the best man woz gonna Win...........
  But you did Ian !  :o
  Well done Buddy !  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: mole on July 26, 2009, 09:20:03 PM
Good on you Ian  ;) don,nt spend it all at once  ;D mind you I,ve heard they still accept them in the pubs down your way ;D


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: KANE (DES) on July 26, 2009, 09:39:50 PM
well done ian mate


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: onehorseAl( Al) on July 26, 2009, 10:03:15 PM
Congrats Ian.
Al :) :)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: coleggwent(phil) on July 26, 2009, 10:06:46 PM
very well done ian and the rest who took part  ;) better luck next time the next prize is hear now at mine it was put up by my very good freind (gazza from spain ) who is on a short break to do a bit of detecting with me so i think we all should thank gazza for his donating of this very nice roman oil lamp all the way from spain so neil do your thing when your ready  ;)  :)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Gadget(Ian) on July 26, 2009, 10:08:58 PM
Cheers guys bloody chuffed with that.Thanks phil and neil it will take pride of place in my coin collection.I will pick it up at the rally if i may and its ok with phil, a excuse to have a natter again to you phil ;D.
thanks again guys.whopeeeeeeeeeeee ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: coleggwent(phil) on July 26, 2009, 10:10:59 PM
yes ian that will be fine mate hope you injoy it mate that was a good gess bloody well done ;)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: simon c on July 26, 2009, 10:41:30 PM
Well done Ian, :)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: PHIL YNYSBOETH on July 26, 2009, 11:41:26 PM
Jammy Bugger !


well done Ian Mate ;0)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: hedgehog on July 27, 2009, 12:31:23 AM
Well done Ian and that's a nice thing for Gazza to do, will look forward to the next one!


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: bobkoi on July 28, 2009, 04:13:41 PM
 ;D W ;DLL DONE IA ;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Gazza on August 06, 2009, 06:09:40 AM
48/ 1841


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Kev on August 10, 2009, 06:43:30 PM
well done to the GADGET ;D..............  ;) thanks for the link TAFF ;)


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: romano-brit on August 10, 2009, 07:34:56 PM
DAMN!!! got the right date and was only 4 coins out


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: earth24 on August 24, 2009, 06:47:28 PM
i think there are 75 coins and the oldest being 1816


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: Neil on August 24, 2009, 06:49:27 PM
Your a bit late on this one mate - already been won.

Next competition is in the Autumn for a Roman oil lamp.

Stay tuned for more competitions in the future.

Neil


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: earth24 on August 24, 2009, 06:52:45 PM
better late than never, no flies on me ;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer Competition 2009 . . . Win a Roman Silver Denari!
Post by: davtec (dave) on September 01, 2009, 07:39:04 AM
i will say 57   1835 :P :P :P


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