The guys have continued to try and pound all the new land and not found a single hot spot yet. On two different sites they have
however popped two really nice gold coins.Nh Brian found our first ever Henry IV hammered gold and he also on the same site
got a mint Henry VI groat. Oki Jim popped his 6th gold coin with a mint Dub Celticgold stater. He is back gridding the crap out
of that area looking for more but these fields are just massive.There are just so many targets out there but very few hammered
silver coins so far and I have posted all the finds made to the latest finds page.
We have not been able to search our 3rd new site yet as it is still in stubble but it will be ploughed and rolled shortly. Stubble
sucks as you cannot get your coil close to the ground and whacking weed kills your forearm.
Oki Jim has presented Nh Frank with a double award this season (pics below) voted for by the members. Frank’s mint Roman
gold won ‘Find of the Year’ which got him a free weeks trip next season and the engraved silver urn. Frank also won this years
Wayne Otto memorial trophy cup for the detectorist with the ‘best attributes’ during the season. Frank’s additional bonus was
to take his Roman gold baby home this trip with an approved export license after I picked it up from the museum after recording
Nh Brian pops our first Henry IV gold coin
1412-13 Henry IV hammered gold qtr Nobel- Light coinage – Lis above shield, trefoils beside shield,Lis in centre of reverse.
Obv +hENRIC’DI; GRA;REX ANGL – mm Fleur de Lis
1422- 27 Henry VI hammered silver groat – Annulet issue – Annulets by neck and two sets of opposing pellets on reverse
Obv + hENRIC’x DI GRAx REX ANGLIE Z FRANC
Rev VIL LAx CALI SIEx – Calais mint
Oki Jim’s ‘Eastern uninscribed gold quarter stater of Dubnovellaunos, c 20 BC-AD 10. Van Arsdell VA1660 =BMC 2442.
12mm,1.28g- sent for recording on PAS
Roman gold coin send 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!
Oki Jim (right) handed Frank both his awards for last season. First one for ‘Find of the Year’ for his stonking Roman gold coin find.
2nd one on the right is for the Wayne Otto memorial trophy cup for the detectorist with the ‘best attributes’ during the season.