Rare Roman coin found worth up to 80k near York.

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  1. Nirvanauk

    Nirvanauk Funster

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    Not only that it was found in the field two fields away from mine! The same two metal detectorists swept my field about six months ago and found nothing except a silver sixpence dated 1949 which was my birth year. How strange is that? So I have a nice new metal detector on order for a Tuesday delivery and off I go! Should keep me busy for the winter!

    I have a 5 acre field which is the old ridge and furrow layout so is obviously very old and bound to be full of riches. Ha!

    Wish me luck!
     
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    wish you good luck on your adventure:thumb:
     
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    Hope the other two missed something big and it turns up for you :Smile:
     
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    Good Luck

    Dig deep throw well back and good luck:thumb:
     
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    Good luck with your quest and your field sounds very interesting. but believe me detecting is no walk in the park but a very rewarding hobby if you are into history, especially of your local area. It's amazing some of the stuff you come across while researching potential detecting sites. All these stories in the press recently seem to spur people on to head on out and get a detector only to find they end up with nowhere to go, it is not easy getting permission which of course you need to detect anywhere, and most people are detecting for years before finding anything of any historic value let alone monetary.Don't know what detector you are getting or how seriously you want to get into the hobby but you will find pleanty of advice over on this forum www.metaldetectingforum.co.uk
     
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    Hmmm, I'm having a walk around York tomorrow finishing with Coffee & Cake outside the Art Gallery at Bootham Bar. Reward enough me thinks having taken in the delights of York but will keep my eyes peeled just in case :Wink:
     
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    What detector have you gone for ?
    I bought a Fisher 18 mnths ago and in all honesty I have not been that impressed with it

    the discrimination is very hit and miss to say the least...
    I find a reasonable forum is www.forumukdetectornet.co.uk.. I do not use it a lot but just like Fun, it is full of good solid information
     
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    Barrie & I have an XP Goldmax Power and the best thing we've found recently is a gold quarter stater dating back over 2000 years.

    Detecting is hard work but great fun in equal measures. :BigGrin:
     
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    Got a C Scope... Good kit but not found anything remarkable yet. Mitch.
     
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    Got a c Scope as well .. The Fisher is now the main player though, as the C Scope is getting long in the tooth ................
     
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    Imagine.... a Roman Yorkshireman losing his loose change.:Eeek:

    Blimey I bet some poor Ancient Briton got the edge of his temper :Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    Paddy bought a metal detector. He dug down about 20 ft then realised he had got steel toe caps.

    0 out of 10 or what?

    Craig
     
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