Muck for luck as they say...

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Good evening.
My permission doesn't offer too many opportunities for detecting at the moment, but things have taken a turn for the better, as a couple of weeks ago, the farmer informed me that two fields which were previously occupied by pigs are now empty, and he told me that they won't be having any in the future. He's not sure exactly what he's going to be doing with the fields, so for the moment I can go on them whenever I want.
The muck (and there's plenty of it) has been heaped up in large mounds, and the ground has been levelled and disked. Due to the weather, there are a lot of big weeds and tall grass here and there, but a good few clear patches.
I was there last Sunday and found these items.
I've found a fair few Roman coins and partifacts in nearby fields, but was greatly chuffed when this disc brooch and siliqua turned up. It's a shame that there's a chunk missing from the brooch (lead alloy) but still a nice find. As for the siliqua - I belive it's Valentinian II (a new one for me) and I think that the reverse has Roma (?) holding a globe with Victory doing something on it. Please correct me if I'm wrong though!
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As for the buttons, I have no idea other than I assume they are military due to the bugles. If anyone can provide an ID that would be great. There should have been three buttons, but one of them (Royal Dragoons) is somewhere in my van...
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Thanks for looking!
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Nice finds. The saying I know is "Where there is muck there is money", so could be more coins there.

The button with the crown above the horn is probably the King's Royal Rifle Corps, and what I thought it was when I saw it.
However one site I looked at said that some times other rifle units used it if they did not have their own uniform button.

Sorry can not help with the other.

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Very nice coin and brooch! 👏
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Lovely coin there, just a tincy wincy bit jealous

Shame it looks like the plough took a chunk from the brooch, or it was damaged in use
If you clean it up could you chuck another photo of it up please?
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Nice siliqua. :thumbsup:
Not a brooch but a bridle boss.
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/743637
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Saffron wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:47 am The button with the crown above the horn is probably the King's Royal Rifle Corps, and what I thought it was when I saw it.

Evan
Thanks Evan. I'll have to do a bit of Googling.
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Easylife wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:53 am Nice siliqua. :thumbsup:
Not a brooch but a bridle boss.
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/743637
Ah! I have to agree after looking at the link Ian.
Never mind!
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Sounds like it could be a good field once you get used to the aroma :lol:

Lovely siliqua. It's Arcadius with VIRTVS ROMANORVM reverse, Milan mint :thumbsup:
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Now that is a very nice Siliqua !!
Not sure if many of his coins turn up as he ruled the Eastern part of the Roman Empire, while Brother Honorius ruled the Western half.
If you had not found the coin, would not have known the above.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Roughwood wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:19 am Ah! I have to agree after looking at the link Ian.
Never mind!
Mike
Nothing wrong with a bridle boss! Great finds. I bet that field has an awful lot more to offer too (finds, as well as the nasal assault :lol: )
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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figgis wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:31 pm Sounds like it could be a good field once you get used to the aroma :lol:

Lovely siliqua. It's Arcadius with VIRTVS ROMANORVM reverse, Milan mint :thumbsup:
Thanks for this info John. Much obliged!
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Dave The Slave wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:50 pm Now that is a very nice Siliqua !!
Not sure if many of his coins turn up as he ruled the Eastern part of the Roman Empire, while Brother Honorius ruled the Western half.
If you had not found the coin, would not have known the above.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Very interesting, thanks Dave :thumbsup:
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Yes, the field really pongs at the moment!
I'm willing to bet that there's loads of good finds underneath the muck heaps. Just have to wait for the farmer to use it!
Incidentally, heres another picture of the boss after a careful clean...
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Dave The Slave wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:50 pm Now that is a very nice Siliqua !!
Not sure if many of his coins turn up as he ruled the Eastern part of the Roman Empire, while Brother Honorius ruled the Western half.
Funnily enough of the only two Roman coins to show on my pasture, one was also an Arcadius siliqua!
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