1st C Celtic bronze bucket face mount
4thC Provincial Roman votive bronze Venus figurine
The guys are still hot spotting the new land and Can Ryan did the double gold with a crisp Edward III gold hammered and a
nice Victorian milled gold half sovereign. Ryan was walking across a huge filed on the new land to get to the field he got the
hammered gold the day before and it was his 2nd target of the day !!
Meanwhile the guys have been finding some great early relics including a Roman votive offering found by Cal Tony on a
huge new hill we have been searching, Tom got a Celtic bucket mount and Fl Chuck a Pilgrim ampullae – holly water bottle
made of lead 12th to 15thC.
Ga Buddy has added two more beauty Roman silver coins below making it 43 scattered out of a pot somewhere.
I have posted tons of nice silver and relics to the latest finds page, I have loads more great widgets to post yet.
Roman silver hoard coin addendum No42 – reported to museum
Nerva, 96-98 AD. AR denarius, Mint of Rome, Jan-Sept 97 AD
Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P laureate head of Nerva right.
Rx: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM clasped right hands.
RIC 14, RSC 20.
Roman silver hoard coin addendum No43 – reported to museum
Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AR denarius, Mint of Rome, 205 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG laureate and draped bust of young Caracalla right, seen from behind
Rx: PONTIF P M TR P VIII COS II Salus enthroned left feeding serpent arising from altar
(If this is correct identification) RIC 82; RSC 422.
1361-1369 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble – Treaty period -I.m. Cross potent, Large pellet in panel
with annulets at angles
Obv: EDWAR DEI GRAC ANGLI (D)
Rev: + EXALTABITUR IN GLORIA I
Obv shield quartered with the arms of England and France within a treassure of eight arches
1853 Victoria milled gold half sovereign
Crusty Roman silver coin – ‘cooking’ to remove crust
Cleaned up mint – sent for ID
Elagabalus, 218-222, AR denarius, Mint of Antioch, 218/19 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS PI]VS FEL AVG laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus right, seen from behind
(we can’t tell if he’s wearing the infamous “horn” or not, it would have been on the chip if it were in the original portrait)
Rx: FORTVNA REDVX Fortuna seated left holding patera and cornucopiae, wheel beneath seat.
RIC IV 189; RSC 47a
The chip appears to be modern – probably from a plow-strike.
Huge 3rd-4th C Roman crossbow brooch
Pilgrim ampullae – holly water bottle made of lead 12th to 15thC,
These ampoule were brought from pilgrimage places as a souvenir
Mitchiner suggests that many ampullae were used in the annual springtime ’Blessing the Fields’ ceremony, in which the Holy Water
they contained was sprinkled on the ground to give prayer for a good harvest. Having served this purpose, Mitchiner suggests that
the ampullae were discarded. Others have suggested that the ampullae were buried along with their contents for a similar purpose.