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« Reply #150 on: August 26, 2007, 05:52:01 pm »

Quote from: Scipio Helveticus on August 25, 2007, 11:46:52 am
Im going down to Stonehaven, Scotland, near the site of a roman camp with a group come Monday azn! Promise to report everything with photos! Wish me luck!

GOOD LUCK!!!!!

I hope you find some very interesting coins! Smiley

He'll be lucky to find the camp!  Wink

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« Reply #151 on: September 07, 2007, 09:19:42 am »

Hi Starman and Welcome  Smiley
No unfortunately it is not silver,that cross fibula was made of bronze.Recently i dug for the first time this type of fibula.It was forged from one peace,and that is why i believe that this is Celtic fibula.
Unfortunately needle is missing and also spring fragment.
I will ask otlichnik for help me identify this fibula,because i found it on the field with 4-th century coins,but as i say i believe it is Celtic.Am i right?
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« Reply #152 on: September 07, 2007, 05:04:54 pm »

Starman,

You are right that the silver fibula is very similar to Marcus'.  There are actually 5 major, and several minor types of the cross-bow fibula dating mid-3rd to mid-5th centuries.  About 95% or more are bronze, with say 4% silver and less than 1% gold (never sold to the likes of us).

Marcus,

Hard to say exactly what that new fibula is but the type seems closer to a "leech" fibula or sanguisugafibel.  I have a couple similar and I have catalogued them as 6th-5th centuries BC.  In the western Balkans this is pre-Celtic and is in fact late Iron Age (i.e Istrian Iron Age IV and similar epochs).

That said, second option is La Tene I era 4th-3rd centuries BC in which case you are into Celtic though the Balkan population was actually quite mixed then.

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« Reply #153 on: September 15, 2007, 03:46:45 pm »

Hello again
I "beat" that field where i found fibula from my last post for 2 days and i found this:
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« Reply #154 on: September 16, 2007, 11:36:54 am »

Marcus, did you ever come up with  bronze/silver/gold ratio in yours/ your friend's finds?
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« Reply #155 on: September 26, 2007, 12:48:59 pm »

Hello again
Coin from my last hunt.
 Angry i lost all my stars and title Huh
I want my stars back  Smiley
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« Reply #156 on: October 04, 2007, 09:19:35 am »

Hello
I found only one Serbian.It is Djuradj Brankovic silver coin.But i hunt mostly Roman and Celtic fields.It is not unusual to find some Serbian coins here,but you must hunt Medieval fields.First you must learn to recognize broken ceramics on the fields.I like to hunt on the fields with thick gray (gray-blue) ceramics and very small and sporadic red ceramics with no ornaments.That will be 1-st century and Celtic.When you found particoloured ceramics with lot ornaments ... it is most probably 3-rd or 4-th Century Roman or light yellow ceramics-that will be Medieval.
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« Reply #157 on: October 04, 2007, 07:46:12 pm »

Marcus, did you ever come up with  coin-density number in any way? ( or whatever it is called )  For example, in  northern Russia  people say there are 1 scale-coin ( 0.2-0.5 grams  of silver, minted  between XV and XVII centuaries)  per 700  sq meters, on the average of course. Luckily  for us such coins were easy to lose.
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« Reply #158 on: October 05, 2007, 09:05:28 am »

Sorry Vladimir if i did not understand you correctly,but i think you want to know did i ever found coin hoard,right?Unfortunately not  Smiley,but i hope i will one day.
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« Reply #159 on: November 15, 2007, 01:18:51 pm »

Hello
Here is one coin from my last hunt with beautiful portrait of Hadrian. Smiley
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« Reply #160 on: December 03, 2007, 12:45:25 am »

When you say fake,did you mean forgery or bronze coins with silver coat?I have 3 coins and they are all 100 % silver.I clean them in vinegar  laugh
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« Reply #161 on: December 03, 2007, 12:46:26 am »

One more,found recently...
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« Reply #162 on: December 04, 2007, 01:51:33 am »

Hi M.A. Yes I mean contemporary fakes, bronze clad in silver, they are quzite good. Like this one. Thanks for posting, it's interesting that you too are finding these late issue apollonians.
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« Reply #163 on: March 22, 2008, 10:13:00 am »

anyone know what happened to marcus ? several mths since his last post and for one really enjoyed his interventions and his finds. hope everythings ok with him.
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« Reply #164 on: March 22, 2008, 10:31:28 am »

'Last Active:     20-03-2008, 16:37:24'

Maybe he just hasn't found anything good lately?
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« Reply #165 on: March 23, 2008, 08:52:38 am »

'Last Active:     20-03-2008, 16:37:24'

Maybe he just hasn't found anything good lately?

... and it is still winter, maybe not the best time to be out looking for coins.

Maybe the law caught up with him.

As areich notes, he was last active only three days ago.

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« Reply #166 on: March 25, 2008, 09:35:45 pm »

His country is going through much upheaval at present.
His wife is pregnant.
He may have limited time to search for coins.  But yes, it is spring. He may have much to show us soon.
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« Reply #167 on: March 26, 2008, 08:16:54 am »

I tried finding coins with my cheap metal detector in my backyard once. All I found was an old pair of vice grips... Cry

I was hopeing to find a Silver Denari....(sigh)...
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« Reply #168 on: March 26, 2008, 09:51:48 am »

I would be the happiest person on Earth if I found ANY ancient roman coins in my back yard.... That would mean that the Romans made it to Texas 1200-1300 years before anyone else did....  Sad
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« Reply #169 on: March 27, 2008, 06:36:15 am »

I would be the happiest person on Earth if I found ANY ancient roman coins in my back yard.... That would mean that the Romans made it to Texas 1200-1300 years before anyone else did....  Sad

lol Indeed. However I said coins...not ancients. Although that would be awesome. I'll bet if one lived in Italy or the Middle-east you could find some really cool stuff though.

And propmtly get incarcenated!! Grin
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« Reply #170 on: April 26, 2008, 07:24:04 am »

Hi guys laugh
I can see that you miss me  Wink,actualy i guess you miss my finds.
I found job,so i don`t have much time for coin hunting.Also fields are sowed in this time of year.
Here is one 4-th c fibula found by my 7 years old daughter in our back yard recently.
Best Regards for all,especialy for my friend Bruse


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« Reply #171 on: September 14, 2008, 03:17:52 pm »

Hello again
I guess you don`t like this fibula,so here is something that you might like  Smiley
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« Reply #172 on: September 14, 2008, 03:20:39 pm »

or something like this...
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« Reply #173 on: September 15, 2008, 03:55:24 am »

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Hello again
I guess you don`t like this fibula,so here is something that you might like  Smiley

Welcome back. I, for one, have missed your regular posts of "finds". Actually I loved the fibula, I am always interested in the artifacts you find - as well as the coins.

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« Reply #174 on: May 03, 2009, 04:06:17 am »

All of this stuff that you find is awesome.  Do you all use metal Detectors?  If so, what brand?  I use Whites XLT's.  I live in the U.S., and would lover to be able to find coins as old as those that you find.  The oldest coin I have found is a 1921 Buffalo Nickel.  I also like to go American Civil War relic hunting.  I love digging up pieces of the past.  The way that I look at it is sure archaeologists do digs, but they wouldn't waste their time on 1 bullet, or 1 coin.  I spend hours swinging my detector, and usually only come home with a bunch of clad coins and a few wheat pennies.  Sorry to get off topic, it is just my dream to someday be able to dig up things as old as you find.  Way to go.

Andy

Sorry for late reply Andy  laugh laugh laugh  i have some bad arm injury so i did not hunt munch lately..therefore i did not post anything,but now i am doing ok and i hope i will be able to post some nice coins in the future.....
I use White`s DFX metal detector for about one year... before that i used Whites Eagle Spectrum,White`s Classic III and Fisher 1266 ....
This is my last coin...very nice Nerva denarius,my best Nerva untill now......
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