A Tale of three halves... Celtic Potin?

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Evening All,
I had another good session on the field which was quite good to me last weekend... I don't feel guilty having simultaneous good sessions - we have enough terrible ones which sometimes last weeks! Anyway, three George II Halfpennies, a blank hammy , nice dandy button, Victorian farthing to name but a few... and a nice buckle... i found the smaller bit by itself and then its larger other half about two "lines" later about 10 metres away... doesn't happen very often so made smile! And what looks to be a silver gilded copper alloy ring... probably quite modern but who knows?

Anyway the other "half"... and boy, do i wish I'd found that one's partner, is a Celtic Potin.. i think... but would love verification...

I was planning on filming a short video tomorrow on the same field it was a bit windy and cold today so I left the cameras at home... hope I've left myself something to find...!
All the Best
Alexander
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Yep. 'Striations left' type.

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Thanks Allectus much appreciated
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Blimey, A, you seem to have access to all eras on that land of yours :D

Great find, sir :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:27 pm Blimey, A, you seem to have access to all eras on that land of yours :D

Great find, sir :thumbsup:
I know..... unusual - all in about an area of about 3/4 acres - back tomorrow with the film crew(!) so hope there's something left!
About 5 years ago I charged through the same area with my Garret Ace 250 and declared it completely unproductive only to be returned to as a last resort!! Funnily enough I did exactly the same with what is now my favourite field though there is not much left in that now... onwards and upwards, its all part of the learning curve!
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Very jealous of the potin. They are beautiful finds. Hope you find the other half, and some more. That land is brilliant :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:50 pm Very jealous of the potin. They are beautiful finds. Hope you find the other half, and some more. That land is brilliant :thumbsup:
Thanks Cath, it’s in such good condition ... like your Roman .... such a shame...
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wow...what a great session and a really fab permission....I love permissions with a wide spread of eras present. It is like a box of chocolates....etc etc :lol:
About 5 years ago I charged through the same area with my Garret Ace 250 and declared it completely unproductive only to be returned to as a last resort!! Funnily enough I did exactly the same with what is now my favourite field though there is not much left in that now... onwards and upwards, its all part of the learning curve!
Oh yes! I've had experience many times. Fields I have had for 18 years. I have periods on them when i feel finds are drying up. Then suddenly they freshen up again completely. In fact my best field has suddenly started producing again after several pretty barren years. In fact the last two seasons have been the best ever. Sometimes you can put your finger on why a permission suddenly starts giving...new machine, new program, or maybe you have gained experience. Sometimes of course it is down to a deep plough. But equally it happens for no obvious reason whatsoever....I put it down to subtle changes in the soil structure and moisture at deeper levels of the ground, even below your digging depth.
The learning never stops....it is what makes this hobby so interesting.
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Littleboot wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:05 am In fact my best field has suddenly started producing again after several pretty barren years. In fact the last two seasons have been the best ever.
...thats very encouraging especially when, on gloomy musing days, I ponder it being very much a pursuit of ever decreasing circles... (once its out its not going back in again!)
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Always a good sign with a Celtic find
Looking forward to more updates from this field sir :thumbsup:
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I can’t believe you broke that Potin.... ;)
Cracking finds :thumbsup:
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