Amazing afternoon, two firsts and some IDs and cleaning advice required please

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After watching my girl score two and set up the 3rd for her under tens football team and getting player of the match, it was already a good day! It was about to get better though!
I dragged her out for around 3 and half hours detecting on a ploughed and rolled field I’d already had some nice finds from.
After watching one of Norfolk Button Boys latest vids the other day I decided to try similar deus settings he was using which was Hot program, adjusted with 95 sens, 17 or 25 kHz , reactivity 2.5,iron vol 3 ,discrimination -2.
Similar to what I’d been previously using but the slightly higher discrim made it much quieter and that combined with the increased iron volume seemed to make some of the quieter lower tones stand out more.
2nd hole produced what seems to be my first ever silver Roman ,oddly shaped but passes the foil test. I was well pleased and would have gone home happy with just that!
A Vicky silver 3 pence and medieval strap loop type thing came up along with some buckle fragments and what looks like a micro pot leg? What ever it is it looks old.
I kept at it despite young un moaning she wanted to go home , in the end she was practicing her street dance on a bale trailer!
A shallow double bleep signal and I was stunned to see a little Celtic coin come up , another first for me. I thought it was silver but appears to be bronze wrapped in silver?
Just when I thought things couldn’t possibly get better a voided long cross cut half and a mangled silver button/cufflink turned up.
My head was spinning now and so a brilliant afternoons detecting came to an end.
Any IDs and cleaning advice would be gratefully received. I don’t dare clean the Celtic coin any further!
Sorry about quality of pics, light wasn’t good.
Thanks for looking.
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Wow, just what a great result that is. ​:thumbsup:
I'm wondering if the Celtic is a contemporary forgery as I have a similar Roman denarius? :Thinking:
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Easylife wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:29 pm Wow, just what a great result that is. ​:thumbsup:
I'm wondering if the Celtic is a contemporary forgery as I have a similar Roman denarius? :Thinking:
I’m sure I’ve seen similar silvered bronze Celtic coins before on a forum but can’t recall much about the details. You might be right about it being a contemporary forgery though.
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Wow what an excellent day all round there
Well done to junior for scoring and also setting up goals :clapping:

Great collection of finds there too
Not sure on cleaning advice though, i'll wait for a grown up to answer that one :lol:

Excellent stuff and thanks for sharing :thumbsup:
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Postumus Ant & the long'un is Davi London. Got a pic of the obverse?
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Got some better pics of the Celt? Can barely see it! What's the metal? where found?
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Allectus wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:54 pm Postumus Ant & the long'un is Davi London. Got a pic of the obverse?
Cheers A , what century is the Roman? What even is a postumus ant? I know nothing about Roman coins!
Think the obverse is there in one of the pics.
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Allectus wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:58 pm Got some better pics of the Celt? Can barely see it! What's the metal? where found?
It looks to be silver on top of bronze to me . Found Bristol/Bath area.
I’ll take some more pics in better daylight when I get chance over next day or so
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mattjb wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:01 pm Cheers A , what century is the Roman? What even is a postumus ant? I know nothing about Roman coins!
Think the obverse is there in one of the pics.
Got it. Class 5 :thumbsup:
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Don’t know if these are any better, the concave side seems to have lost a lot of the silver
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Dobunnic, base silver 'Corio' head unit.

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Allectus wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:11 pm Dubonnic, base silver 'Corio' head unit.

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Or silver plated.
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Allectus wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:11 pm Dubonnic, base silver 'Corio' head unit.

A ;)
Many thanks, you are the ID maestro!
I keep meaning to ask , how did you end up with all this knowledge? I’m sure others would like to know a bit of background to your ID skills unless they know already!
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mattjb wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:20 pm Many thanks, you are the ID maestro!
I keep meaning to ask , how did you end up with all this knowledge? I’m sure others would like to know a bit of background to your ID skills unless they know already!
He’ll not tell you :lol: :Luv Ya:

Superb finds bag :shock: How often do you get medieval, roman and Celtic silver in one day? Basically never! :Star:
The ‘pot leg’ is part of a medieval/ early post medieval pot handle :thumbsup:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:36 pm He’ll not tell you :lol: :Luv Ya:

Superb finds bag :shock: How often do you get medieval, roman and Celtic silver in one day? Basically never! :Star:
The ‘pot leg’ is part of a medieval/ early post medieval pot handle :thumbsup:
Thanks, it’s not likely to happen again any time soon!
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