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« on: June 08, 2015, 12:35:04 PM »

This my treasure story to date. Back in February this year, I ventured to my permission farm. I'd already decided which field I was going to have a dabble in. I had to go round the edge of one field, which was under crop, to reach my target field. I swept the edge of this field as I went, with nothing to show for it until I got to the gate into the field I was aiming for and then bang got a cracking signal, dug down about 4" and out popped a nice Roman Bronze coin. I was well chuffed. Anyway my mind was set and into my target field I went. After about 2 hours of nothing but scrap I decided to head back to the car swinging as I went (as you do). When I got to the gate where I found the Roman, another signal and another Roman, even more chuffed. Right I thought lets give this area a good sweep. Boy am I glad I did, I dug out a further 23 Romans before the light started to fade. Anyway to cut a long story short, over a total of 4 visits I found a total of 93 Roman Coins (some fused together), a Roman Spoon, a part rim of a Roman Bronze Jug and a part rim of Roman Bronze Pot. All found scattered over an area about 20 metres x 6 metres. All items are now with FLO and going through the Treasure process. 


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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 01:05:24 PM »

Wow you really have had a baptism of fire Wittsy and from a county not renowned for an abundance of recoverable history...well done you.
I think you are honour bound though to buy Val a box of Kleenex as I'm sure she could use them about now Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2015, 01:18:10 PM »

Wow you really have had a baptism of fire Wittsy and from a county not renowned for an abundance of recoverable history...well done you.
I think you are honour bound though to buy Val a box of Kleenex as I'm sure she could use them about now Grin

I take it Val is a Pembrokeshire Lass  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2015, 01:32:52 PM »

Wow wittsy1 that's a real rarity in sunny Pembs...
I've heard of a few single coins but 93!!! Omg a true once in a lifetime find...
Where exactly did you find them?? Lol ( joke). 👍😮
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2015, 01:41:09 PM »

Wow wittsy1 that's a real rarity in sunny Pembs...
I've heard of a few single coins but 93!!! Omg a true once in a lifetime find...
Where exactly did you find them?? Lol ( joke).

Cheers Troutmaster, I can't tell you exactly where, but somewhere beteween the Irish Sea and the Pembrokeshire county line  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2015, 02:01:29 PM »

Wow wittsy1 that's a real rarity in sunny Pembs...
I've heard of a few single coins but 93!!! Omg a true once in a lifetime find...
Where exactly did you find them?? Lol ( joke).
well done once in a lifetime Roll Eyes

Cheers Troutmaster, I can't tell you exactly where, but somewhere beteween the Irish Sea and the Pembrokeshire county line  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2015, 02:15:48 PM »

There you go mark he's only narrowed it down for you  Shocked but take val you will cover  more ground Grin  Wink brilliant find though wittsy well done Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2015, 02:43:37 PM »

Now that's some serious Roman...
Yes Paul info has narrowed it down to the county lol
Val best be up too 14 hour sessions lol
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2015, 02:55:59 PM »

Great story and illustrates once again what is waiting out there to be discovered. Love the spoon as well.

Well done - Its all down hill from here! Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2015, 03:42:00 PM »

Great find i`ll bet you still havn`t found them all. I found 86 at christmas time then when the farmer ploughed in May for maize i had another 21 from the same area go back and have a real slow go over good luck
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2015, 06:13:35 PM »

Well done wittsy1, no wonder you were so chuffed, good luck on any other visits. AJ
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2015, 06:22:12 PM »

If I had a pint of beer it would be well and truly diluted and bit salty.  If you sign up for the next Rally guess who's going to be following you around.

I'd guess Fishguard area.  There have been Roman coins found around there in the past, small hoards, indicating a Roman connection. Hope you haven't had all your luck in one go wittsy.   It could be a bit demoralising to come down to our level.

And yes I am in Pembs but by no means a lass any more. Cry

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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2015, 07:37:01 PM »

Great story and well done!
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2015, 07:46:27 PM »

Wittsy as you only found the top rim of the bronze jug there's probable more there to be found but deeper full of coins? Im thinking the plough has clipped the top of the hoard and bought a handful up but more lies below........ Is it possible to get a machine and strip the area?

Well done great find Wink 
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2015, 12:19:53 AM »

Thats the stuff that dreams are made of . Well found Wittsy .
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