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I mentioned a little while ago I was going to start travelling to get a chance to detect on "better" ground..Today was my second such trip and was to an area about thirty miles from me attending a dig by one of the various Facebook groups.

I am not a fan of crowds when I am detecting, and a typical club dig is about as busy an event as I wish to attend. In that respect, today's dig was about perfect with it being limited to about 40 people over about 40 odd acres of land. By mid day, numbers had started to thin even further as people drifted off..

Unlike other digs in the area, today's was not overly productive. Finds of note was a tiny medieval silver strap end, which came up early plus a couple of Roman grots and a few milled silver's...

I am pleased to say for once I bucked the trend and got the bronze terret ring below...When it first came up I knew it was something special but was not sure exactly what...Initially I thought it may have been a buckle or perhaps a brooch of some sort, and although I guessed it was old, I estimated medieval not dating to believe it could be older.

The two organisers came over and got very excited and thought it may be a Celtic terret ring...Pics were taken and photos sent to the FLO for the area who soon confirmed it's a terret ring but thinks it Roman or I suppose Romano British, and put a tentative date of 50BC to 150AD, but probably later in that date range.

To say I was elated was an understatement! I was using the Nox with the 15" coil and I think that paid off as the find was deep, in excess of 15"..The signal started as a quiet one way scratchy 20 with the other direction being an iron grunt...As I removed soil, it firmed up to a 31/32 but still with iron in the other direction...

Still on cloud nine at the moment and reflecting how lucky I was to dig the signal and not dismiss it as iron...
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Wow Pete an awesome find. That's the beauty of the Nox elevating those very deep non-ferrous target responses, my favourite kind. Well done! :thumbsup:
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Belter of a find, Pete, and well done for digging it :thumbsup: While your ears should be the determining factor in the dig-don't dig decision on iffy signals, there's no doubt we've all left good finds in the ground. Glad to see that this one wasn't.
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Fantastic find Pete :thumbsup:
To think a Chariot had at one time been active on that field :shock:

Great use of your machines capabilities too and your ears and brain to decode it :ugeek:
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COR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pete thats a nice one - well done!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks everybody..Only my third ever confirmed Roman item so very pleased with it...
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Wow Pete, I'm chuffed to bits for you! :thumbsup: Congratulations!
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That’s a superb find! :Star:

Really pleased for you Pete :D
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Very nice find Pete :thumbsup: Is it a big one or a small one ? :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Fantastic find. :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:58 pm Very nice find Pete :thumbsup: Is it a big one or a small one ? :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Outside diameter is about 2 inches so I am guessing that's fairly small...

Its been added to the list of things for my FLO to record and should be with her by the end of next week...
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Well done Pete, Corker of a find :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Pete E wrote: Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:20 pm Outside diameter is about 2 inches so I am guessing that's fairly small...

Its been added to the list of things for my FLO to record and should be with her by the end of next week...
Smallish but a lovely find Pete :thumbsup:
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very nice indeed :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Well done on a nice find. :thumbsup:
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