Great news – contracts have just been signed last week on 3 new farms
for kick off in Sept
Great range of Celtic gold tribes found
Nh Frank’s great ‘Find of the year’ Roman gold
Roman gold coin send to Mark for ID
Well, even though Roman gold is way out of the orbit in which I normally travel, I see absolutely no reason to question its authenticity.
I presume you know this is an aureus of Claudius. It’s obviously clear enough overall that there should be no doubt about the legends,
but for the sake of form:
Obv: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P laureate head of Claudius right
Rx: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI Constantia seated left on curule chair
Mint of Lugdunum, 41/2 AD.
RIC I 2, BMC 1, CBN 19.
My congratulations to all involved – well found!
I have finally managed to get this site fixed after a software update crashed it back in March.
There has been far too much found to try and update since then but the old site has been constantly updated with all the latest finds.
Check out the 2018 March and 2018 April finds page which are huge. Click on link below.
The highlights since March include a total now of 35 Roman silver hoard coins reported to the museum and a mint Roman found gold
by Nh Frank that also wonthe ‘Find of the year’ vote. It was a landslide victory with it receiving 77% of the members votes. Frank wins
the free weeks tip next season and the Silver Urn trophy to keep.
As it turns out, there are very few trigas (3-horse hitch) on Roman coins of any type – only a few among the Republicans which run
heavily to quads- and bi-gas. It’s C. Naevius Balbus, 79 B.C.
This is specifically the only type of serrate denarius with a triga reverse.
Also, the “SC” on the obverse is quite unusual as well, indicating that the silver for the issue was approved – probably as a huge
emergency issue to raise and equip an army during the civil war disturbances at the time of Sulla’s dictatorship – by a specific
act of the Senate. Not particularly early, and definitely not rare, but in the Republican silver series, it is a unique combination
of all of these somewhat lesser-seen elements: serrate, triga, “SC”. The “CCV” on the reverse is a control mark and variable.
1stC BC to 1stC AD Celtic cosmetic wode grinder
Louisiana Ashley’s team below finished the season with an amazing week making record finds again and she has produced a page on
her web site detailing the finds.
Part of her team that won ‘Team of the Year’ last season were presented with their club medallions.
This seasons potentially winning team again – Ashley and Crew