Venetian Soldino silver coin

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Johntp
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Ok so this is a find from a couple of weeks ago, it was just after lockdown was lifted here in South Wales. I was keen to get out in the fields so at the first opportunity I was off to one of my permissions down in Pembrokeshire. I was planning to do Tenby south beach in the morning and the permission in the evening, but on arrival at the carpark at Penally it was obvious that the beach was going to be very crowded as the carpark was full, with cars spilling out onto the main road and parking all along the grass verge. So a change of plan was in order. No problem just switch around and do the farm first and the beach later in the evening. After a couple of hours in the field all I had to show for my effort was a couple of George the 5th pennies then up pops this wee silver hammered that I didn't recognise. A quick request for an ID on the Metal Detecting forum reviled it to be a Venetian Soldino of the Doge Michele Steno 1400ad to 1413ad. well chuffed with this little coin as its the oldest coin I have found to date. No more finds of any note from the field, so off to the beach to see if I could find some cash to put towards the fuel costs. first find was a pair of bling earrings then after a while I finally managed a total of £9.60 towards the fuel. not a bad day and it was great to get out in the fields for a while. Happy days.
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Well done John that's a nice find.
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nice hammy, they are so small. It's nice to know your not missing stuff when you pick up such small hammereds. I've only ever found one myself.
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Nice Coin. makes you wonder about what its doing over here and what its Journey was all about.
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Lovely coin. I’ve only ever found one and no where near as nice condition. Lovely :thumbsup:
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Aint that the truth, exactly the same thoughts I had when I found my one and only. How it travelled so far being so small just to be lost in the field that you find it in in the UK.
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Nice one John :thumbsup: nice part of the country you live in my sister lives in Pembroke only detected white sands for a hour at Newport found 1 pence :thumbdown: Deus not a great beach detector
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Apparently the Venetian Soldino was band in England as it was seen as an illegally imported currency, but that didn't stop the Venetian traders from trading. You can just imagine them sailing all the way from Venice loaded with wine and other goodies from the continent and heading back to Venice with boxes of gold and silver coins in payment. I suppose they must have used some of there own money to buy goods from here and I guess that's how money travels. :D
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It's nice to find the less common finds. I'd be pleased with that. :thumbsup:
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Well found John. Great find for around here though I’ve heard of some very unusual things popping up. Totally unexpected, what a thrill. :thumbsup:

(Mind you, every time I find anything nice it’s unexpected and a thrill) :shock:
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Paint wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:53 pm Nice one John :thumbsup: nice part of the country you live in my sister lives in Pembroke only detected white sands for a hour at Newport found 1 pence :thumbdown: Deus not a great beach detector
Point of interest Paint, can’t remember dates (not my strong point) but I do reading that a Hoard of Roman coins was found at White Sands.
Obviously not recent and well before PAS was a twinkle in anyone’s eye.
I do know that anything Roman that is found over this end seems to be around that area.
My claim to fame, as far as Roman goes, was half a Trumpet Brooch. So badly corroded I didn’t recognise it. So unusual for where it was found PAS recorded it :shock:
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