Copper/Bronze "Coin" For ID?

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Took my Nox out tonight with its new 15" coil and found the chunky "coin" below at around 12" depth..Initial I hoped it was a Roman grot (i live in hope!) but now it's clean, I think it's probably not..

On one side I can pick out a couple of letters, but it's the centre of the coin that is a bit unusual, as it it seems to have a small square plug of a different metal going through it..I have tested the plug with a magnet, and it seems to be none magnetic.

It seems to thick to be a toasted George, and in that respect reminds me of the William and Mary halfpenny I found the other day..

If anybody could venture any suggestions what it might, I would be most grateful...

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Peter
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Based on being able to make out the letters "G" and "M" along with the plug, I think this maybe the remains of a William and Mary tin halfpenny??.??
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Pete E wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:15 am Based on being able to make out the letters "G" and "M" along with the plug, I think this maybe the remains of a William and Mary tin halfpenny?
It sure is, good find. :thumbsup:
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As you say, you can make out the G and the MA of GVLIELMVS ET MARIA.

Great find :thumbsup:
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I am very impressed with the 15" on the Nox...Smallest item found was the head of a tiny domed leather stud, while most of the regular sized finds were coming at 10" to 12" with some deeper...This was on a small paddock I have detected a dozen of times over the three years, and any non ferrous signals are getting hard to come by..

Apart from this W&M, I also found a 1922 sixpence in lovely condition, and the mangled remains of a silver rim that would have held the glass on a pocket watch...Both again at good depths....
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Nice find Pete :thumbsup:
With the 15" coil on the Nox, is it similar to the Etrac where you can run the nox at a higher sensitivity with the bigger coil?
I loved my big coil and the Etrac
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To be honest, I run the standard coil at 21 or 22 most of the time, and just carried on with the 15"....it did seem more stable though, and also I noticed it tended to be a bit more positive on ferrous, so I was getting less iffy signals that turned out to be ferrous when worked them from different directions ect. On the standard coil I normally run at FE 02, but over the same ground with the 15", I felt happy enough to go down to FE 01 and might go down to FE 00 in future..

Target separation was still quite good and I mostly found pinpointing was the same as the standard coil, except on two targets which I missed by a country mile, but I suspect that was down to me not mentally marking the pinpointed spot properly before digging...

So all in all I am very happy with it...
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Pete E wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:54 pm So all in all I am very happy with it...
Glad you're enjoying the new coil Pete. I'm a big fan of the 15" coil, mine has remained on my Nox ever since I got it a few years ago apart from a few experiments with the other coils, but always straight back to the 15" as it really works well on the pasture. Not only does it cover more ground but is surprisingly sensitive to small targets even at depth. You can run it flat out though I usually go 24 Sensitivity as not so sparky. Iron Bias I've always run 0 even with standard coil. Deep iffy targets are often both ferrous and non-ferrous together so dig if there is some repeatable higher tone amongst the iron grunts, it is really quite impressive at target separation too. Generally I run reactivity at 4 though 5 if a lot of iron about. Pinpointing can seem a bit off until you realize that the sweet spot is off-centre, on mine it's about 1 1/2" forward and just to the right. Alternatively sometimes I just use the front edge of the coil to pinpoint. The only real disadvantage is maybe the extra weight but a simple bungee sorts that adding the advantage that you never need to put the Nox down. Under powerlines I get more EMI so sometimes go from Multi to 15khz as a fix, but that proved itself with a very deep Mary sixpence that sounded just like a banging shallow target.
Ooh, just talking about it makes me want to get right out there now! Will do again very soon though. :D :thumbsup:
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