"Romans" been roaming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (1 Viewer)

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Got a young`ish couple staying here, who have been on a Metal Detecting week end on a farm not far from us..

About 20 in the club ..... but the farmer would not let them camp on his land, so a lot are in lay-byes and one staying here...

Asked if they could go over the bottom of the field.... So I said yes as long as they fill the holes in and leave it tidy...

Went down to see how they were doing..... and both had a box of "Roman Coins" and what looked like rusty clip things.... (Did not look like coins to me just weird shaped metal things and some were big and round and heavy....)

Thought all them Roman people were mainly down in Dorset... did not realise they came this far North... :doh:
 

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Got a young`ish couple staying here, who have been on a Metal Detecting week end on a farm not far from us..

About 20 in the club ..... but the farmer would not let them camp on his land, so a lot are in lay-byes and one staying here...

Asked if they could go over the bottom of the field.... So I said yes as long as they fill the holes in and leave it tidy...

Went down to see how they were doing..... and both had a box of "Roman Coins" and what looked like rusty clip things.... (Did not look like coins to me just weird shaped metal things and some were big and round and heavy....)

Thought all them Roman people were mainly down in Dorset... did not realise they came this far North... :doh:

Don't you remember hiding that box of coins when the tax inspector was sent up to see you by Julius Ceasar? The clips held some of your IOUs together....
 
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Plenty of Romans up this way, remember Watling Street, Stafford was on a Roman road to Chester, Manchester and York. All important Roman settlements.
You'd better get detecting quick, you might have the second Staffordshire hoard just sitting there.
 

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Thought all them Roman people were mainly down in Dorset... did not realise they came this far North... :doh:

They got a lot further north than that, remember Hadrian's wall.

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Most Roman coins aren’t worth anything, if some clean up and are pristine maybe, or if you find gold ones, the other bits are probably strap-ends, parts of buckles/brooches and pins. Look out for glass & pottery too!
 

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I am on the A5 Watling st.. Never found anything here, except lots of old broken bottles..
They must have stopped here because this is next door to me...

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Probably left there by the famous Romans Plonkerius and Idiostices
 

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