Roman finds from this year

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With the xmas break in full swing I took the opportunity to have a bit of a tidy up my finds cabinet and get some order in the draws and rather than a mixed pile of untidy artifacts and coins , once laid out neatly they grew into a pleasant display . It was a pleasant quiet task and studying some of the finds from a few years ago which always evokes some fond memories and sometimes disbelief that you were lucky enough to actually find such an item . What is even harder to digest but equally fascinating is that the finder is most likely the second person to have touched that coin or artifact in so many years or even more mind boggling , centuries since it was dropped . It conjures up so many thoughts of what was that particular person like as a human being , how much different they were to us , their mindset and way of life . Would they have been friends or enemies , who knows but a simple find can be so thought provoking and that is part of the fascination that this wonderful hobby offers to us all .
I have to admit that Roman era coins or artifacts held little interest for me back in the early days , most likely born out of ignorance because to be honest I never found that much Roman stuff but if I did it was usually a very grotty coin and I wondered what all the fuss was about . Still , you live and learn and over time I have been very fortunate to have found a few nice pieces which had gradually changed my whole outlook on Roman history especially in my local area .
I still to this day find very few Roman coins and artifacts but this past season I did have a little run of Roman and which seem to be scattered rather than in one concentrated area . My best find was a silver Denarius and a brooch , centuries apart in age but no more than 20 yards away
from each other . That was a couple of years ago and I found nothing since until this year no matter how much I scanned that particular field and finds area , nothing showed .
So far I have narrowed it down that one very large field seems to be more Roman than any other this being where the Denarius and brooch were found but the opposite end which is a fair trek away .
The coin and brooch came out of this same field this year while the other two items were from two seperate fields .
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The idea of the post was originally to kick start anyones favourite finds from this last year no matter what the subject matter .
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Kenleyboy wrote: Sun Dec 26, 2021 4:48 pm I have to admit that Roman era coins or artifacts held little interest for me back in the early days , most likely born out of ignorance because to be honest I never found that much Roman stuff but if I did it was usually a very grotty coin and I wondered what all the fuss was about . Still , you live and learn and over time I have been very fortunate to have found a few nice pieces which had gradually changed my whole outlook on Roman history especially in my local area .
Roman stuff seems to be very concentrated. A few years back, I tended to find nothing Roman at all, whereas my local permission acquired last year produces lots, including some rather interesting artefacts. I'll put a pic up in a minute.

That's a rather nice fibula there :thumbsup:
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Kenleyboy wrote: Sun Dec 26, 2021 4:48 pmThe idea of the post was originally to kick start anyones favourite finds from this last year no matter what the subject matter .
My finds since this year's harvest have been mostly Roman, but with a sprinkling of hammered here and there. Here's a pic of the Roman stuff (click to enlarge) :thumbsup:

The bronze coins (just counted them - 68 in total - more than I thought, and the landowner has a further half a dozen or so.) made up the bulk of the finds, but there's also been three denarii amongst them, from the reigns of Vespasian, Domitian and Commodus (Vespasian not in pic).

There are also a couple of brooches (there were fibulas too, but the landowner has those), a skirted terret ring, a pinhead, a medical/cosmetic implement and a bronze openwork key (again, with landowner).

Plenty more where they came from, I hope :thumbsup:
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Four very nice finds there. :thumbsup:
Only the very occasional Roman item shows up here too. :D
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Easylife wrote: Sun Dec 26, 2021 6:27 pm Four very nice finds there. :thumbsup:
Only the very occasional Roman item shows up here too. :D
Even the field adjacent to this one has produced no Roman finds whatsoever so far (nor much of anything else, to be honest!).
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Ooh, I do love me a bit of Roman coin/artefact porn and thanks for showing <insert dribbling emoticon here> Nice to see that the soil's been kind, too.

Cath'll be having a fit of the vapours, of course, but I'll have a rummage and post my best finds up later. There's every chance they'll be Roman, too :lol:
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figgis wrote: Sun Dec 26, 2021 6:43 pm Ooh, I do love me a bit of Roman coin/artefact porn and thanks for showing <insert dribbling emoticon here> Nice to see that the soil's been kind, too.
It's quite sandy and stoney on that field, not the usual Suffolk heavy clay. Thankfully that means most stuff survives well. Surrounding fields are heavy clay and the Roman coins that have come off those have been in terrible nick.
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BuriedByTime&Dust wrote: Sun Dec 26, 2021 6:05 pm My finds since this year's harvest have been mostly Roman, but with a sprinkling of hammered here and there. Here's a pic of the Roman stuff (click to enlarge) :thumbsup:

The bronze coins (just counted them - 68 in total - more than I thought, and the landowner has a further half a dozen or so.) made up the bulk of the finds, but there's also been three denarii amongst them, from the reigns of Vespasian, Domitian and Commodus (Vespasian not in pic).

There are also a couple of brooches (there were fibulas too, but the landowner has those), a skirted terret ring, a pinhead, a medical/cosmetic implement and a bronze openwork key (again, with landowner).

Plenty more where they came from, I hope :thumbsup:
Superb number of finds there :thumbsup: . The Roman stuff is definitely in there but quite sparse but the hammered coins show up fairly regularly .
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figgis wrote: Sun Dec 26, 2021 6:43 pmCath'll be having a fit of the vapours, of course, but I'll have a rummage and post my best finds up later. There's every chance they'll be Roman, too :lol:
:lol:

Someone had better post up some non-Roman finds, quick! :thumbsup:
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