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« on: May 14, 2015, 11:30:49 AM »

Hi All

well, it's been two and a half years in the getting to the coroner's court, but I can finally give you some more info on the little hoard I found in December 2012.

I'll write it up as a series of posts due to the image limitations / it's probably easier to read that way.
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 11:33:09 AM »

So, it all started with the find of a half groat of Edward III in the middle of 2012 - found with my trusty T2.

It was only my second hammered on the farm (and my third over-all) - the T2 had certainly helped me learn how to detect much better as the simple signals, ease of use and good pinpointing made things easy for me.


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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 11:36:41 AM »

On August 26th 2012, I was about to throw my SE Pro in the hedge / get rid of it, as I hadn't used it for 9 months, but a good friend from GDC showed my I'd set it up wrong Smiley

I left the rally we were at (as I wasn't finding much) and thought I'd have a go in the usual field to see I was going to get any luck.

I sure did, with a nice, full flan - if a bit abused by the soil Groat of Edward III - treaty period - I was over - the moon, and the SE got a life line Smiley


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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 11:43:49 AM »

Well, a few months had gone by, and I was detecting with Mike in the field - he pulled up a fantastic roman brooch (and a lump of galena). I asked him what coil he was using - an Ultimate coil.

Not to be outdone by Mike, I quickly bought an ultimate coil from Chef.

And, it was certainly worth it, because it was at my very next outing I found my hoard
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 11:48:39 AM »

I'd been detecting on the field (1st December 2012), which would have been my parents' 49th wedding anniversary, but with out much luck - although did find part of a roman ring (my first).

As is often the case I was walking back towards the car when I got a signal on an area I'd walked over many times before, but as I hadn't found much that day, I dug it.

It was getting dark (this was at 4 o'clock in the afternoon), and out popped a groat (London Mint).

Following the advice of 'always check the hole after you've dug out the first item' I got another signal - another groat - then another groat. I was starting to feel just a little bit sick Smiley

I decided to check in the spoil from the hole and in the dark the first quarter noble popped out - how had I missed that?

It was getting too dark to continue, but I knew that I needed to go back the next day to find if there were any more - I'd found my first gold - and it was hammered!


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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 11:59:10 AM »

Despite my wife complaining about me going detecting twice in one weekend (you'lve already been out - they're only more coins!), I got my father in to babysit and I then went out on the Sunday morning to find some more coins.

I don't know why I didn't take more pictures of the dig itself - excitement probably, but I do have some pictures of one of the groats still in the soil.....


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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 12:02:16 PM »

So, I know you guys like really dirty pictures, so here are some.

On the second day I found 1/2 noble, 3 quarter nobles, 8 groats and two pennies - all (but for one penny of Edward I) of Edward III - plus a roman coin of Constantine the great.......apparently the museum didn't think that was part of the hoard.


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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 12:08:24 PM »

And finally some pictures of the coins, cleaned (with soapy water in the main, and a cellulose sponge).

The first groat I found was some 20m away from the rest of the hoard (which was scattered over a very small area) - is it really part of the hoard? It is of the same date, and like all the other coins of full weight.

Forgot to say I found the rest of the coins, on the second day, after stripping an area of about 2' x 3' of turf and then detecting the exposed soil - I wouldn't have found them otherwise.

So I told the farmer and let the museum, and the coroner know about them - handed them in after writing a report and photographing and weighing all of them and then waited.......

As an adjunct to this - I'd be interested (as I have a reasonable idea myself) of what you would think the coins should be valued at.


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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2015, 12:12:46 PM »

Wow Roland  Shocked Shocked, well worth waiting for mate, truly a great story and finds, congratulations on the finds especially the Gold, nice group shot as well. Wink Wink
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2015, 12:37:25 PM »

WOW cracking write up roland well found and stunning coins ,whatever they are worth it wont be enough  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2015, 12:47:41 PM »

Superb finds and good narrative. Know the feeling but in my case took a few more days to declare it and got slated Angry
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2015, 01:39:03 PM »

Superb! Great tale and lovely pics!
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2015, 02:37:39 PM »

Great story mister, well done. I'm still waiting for my first hoard, it must be a fantastic feeling.Thank you for sharing it with us ! Well done again.
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2015, 03:55:50 PM »

Great finds and very well presented , i was wondering what constitutes a hoard ?  ie how many of what makes it a hoard rather than some finds,  whats the defintion
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2015, 04:09:31 PM »

wow, what a hoard! Smiley
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