I had a bit of and exciting afternoon.

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OK so this was back in June, but I thought I'd share it again as I haven't had a day like this one before. :thumbsup:

After work I headed off with Holly our Labrador, to a field that I'd detected once before last year. Well literally just as I opened the tailgait to let Holly out, a tractor pulled into the field and I could see that he was carrying fertiliser. I know the driver quite well "I'll only be 15 minutes" he says.

Well I gave it some thought, tried to google for 'fertiliser, dogs' and didn't manage to find anything definitive. I decided that I didn't want to take any risks and packed the gear away. Where the heck am I going to go now?

I headed off to a mixed farm that I've detected on before and drove into the yard, hoping to see someone and ask if they'd mind me taking Holly into a grass field. "No problem" said the farmer. I headed off to the highest field (where I've only found modern coins), drove into it and went off wandering, Holly in tow.

I found several modern coins as expected, before walking down into a bit of a valley, hills on all sides, nice and sheltered.

I got a low signal, something around 10 - 12 on the Equinox, I dug it and out popped a very small and very old looking coin. Now to be fair, although it looked a bit Roman, I thought it might have been something along the lines of a more recent Greek coin, the condition looked too good to be very old. . . . .well I couldn't think what else it could be. :shrug:

Needless to say, that started a rather epic few hours detecting, resulting in several Roman bronze coins and my first ever Roman Fibula/Brooch!

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Honest that brooch is a corker....Did it clean up well?
Great coins too, lots of details
Well done fella :thumbsup:
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I’m ignoring the coins cause I’m drooling over the brooch. Stunningly good :thumbsup:
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That brooch does it for me , what a find :thumbsup:
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Yes, I recall being insanely jealous of that brooch before, so thanks for the reminder, Andy! :D

Stunning, chap, and what a day that was for you. I see you've been pulling up a few more coins from there since :thumbsup:
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Fantastic- doesn't get much better than that. And to think, you've only found 0.1% of what's there as well :thumbsup:
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Strangely enough because I`ve never yet figured it out, I live within 5 miles of a Historic Roman stronghold garrison/town belonging to the 20th Legion which was called "Deva Victrix " by the Romans . YET ! the Roman finds all around it, are very meagre considering it was a mighty garrison/Town in its hey day.
Hence not a lot ever turns up , I know I`ve been searching for years in it`s vicinity. So seeing the type you`ve found Andy is brilliant to see what can be found . Well done m8. :thumbsup:
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Cheers folks. I know that some will have seen it already, so I apologise for that. :thumbsup:

It did clean up quite well, although I've left a bit of the dirt on. I didn't want to go overboard and risk any damage.

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Oh wow
That looks high status?
Very nice and one for my ever extending wish list....hopefully i'll get it on prime delivery too :D
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What a cracking fibula that it, the soil has been kind to the finds there. :thumbsup:
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Always good when a hot spot appears mate and that trumpet brooch is excellent. :thumbsup:
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Thanks folks. Sadly the hot spot seems to have died away. :shock:
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That brooch is a stunner :thumbsup:
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TerraEnglandia wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:36 pm Thanks folks. Sadly the hot spot seems to have died away. :shock:
Bet there’s another hot spot though. Go find it :D
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