An Afternoon's stroll

Anything and everything else

Moderators: ryguy, Zep Tepi

An Afternoon's stroll

Postby Chorlton » Sun May 02, 2010 7:24 pm

Just had a nice afternoon's stroll around the field behind my house wiht my Metal Detector and found

I silver Denarius of Hadrian (very Nice) Probably 2nd Century AD
5 worn out Roman Bronzes.
About 5 Lbs of lead
Hundreds of buttons (usual stuff)
Some Samian pottery bits.
Loads of Pot boiler stones.
2 old pennies.

hundreds of brass shotgun cartridge caps.

I can bung a photo up of the Denarius if anyone is interested.
I have become that which I always despised and feared........Old !

My greatest wish, would be to own my own scrapyard.
User avatar
Chorlton
Uncovers Reality
Uncovers Reality
 
Posts: 1174
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:02 pm


Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby gunter » Sun May 02, 2010 7:33 pm

I'm interested.
consider everything/ believe nothing
Image
User avatar
gunter
Focused on Reality
Focused on Reality
 
Posts: 403
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:14 pm

Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby Chorlton » Sun May 02, 2010 7:37 pm

I'll bung a pic up tomorrow. Batteries in the Cam got nicked by my daughter for her radio !

Quite chuffed to find a Hadrian as opposed to some of the more common Barbarous Radiates (he says trying to show a totally undeserved knowedge of Roman Coinage !)
I have become that which I always despised and feared........Old !

My greatest wish, would be to own my own scrapyard.
User avatar
Chorlton
Uncovers Reality
Uncovers Reality
 
Posts: 1174
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:02 pm

Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby gunter » Sun May 02, 2010 7:57 pm

Well- keep on detecting. That's ancient ET country right there. Let me know if you come up with ISCs (Intergalactic Space Chips) from the Pliocene. Oh and as for the batteries- I'll float a few into the Gulf oil slick for ya. They'll be in Britain in a couple of weeks.
consider everything/ believe nothing
Image
User avatar
gunter
Focused on Reality
Focused on Reality
 
Posts: 403
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:14 pm

Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby Chorlton » Sun May 02, 2010 8:06 pm

gunter wrote:Well- keep on detecting. That's ancient ET country right there. Let me know if you come up with ISCs (Intergalactic Space Chips) from the Pliocene.


I found some Coprolites many years ago. Fossilised Turds.

Just sorted out the Ferry Tickets for our summer holiday this year. 2 Weeks in the Alsace area of France. Bloody co-incidence its right on the River Rhine, GREAT for Goldpanning ! also at the Joining point of Germany, France and Switzerland. Might try to get permission for some detecting, some war mementoes maybe?.
Friend found a beautifull Schmeisser MP40 machine pistol in Belgium several years back.
I have become that which I always despised and feared........Old !

My greatest wish, would be to own my own scrapyard.
User avatar
Chorlton
Uncovers Reality
Uncovers Reality
 
Posts: 1174
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:02 pm

Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby gunter » Sun May 02, 2010 8:14 pm

You people are so lucky to have had that little war. Oh the treasures!
consider everything/ believe nothing
Image
User avatar
gunter
Focused on Reality
Focused on Reality
 
Posts: 403
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:14 pm

Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby Zep Tepi » Sun May 02, 2010 8:26 pm

I wouldn't mind seeing the picture, either. Stuff like that has always fascinated me, but I've never got around to metal detecting for myself. There are quite a few locations near where I live that could prove fruitful.
.
Image
User avatar
Zep Tepi
1 of the RU3
 
Posts: 2150
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:59 pm

Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby Chorlton » Sun May 02, 2010 8:31 pm

Zep Tepi wrote:I wouldn't mind seeing the picture, either. Stuff like that has always fascinated me, but I've never got around to metal detecting for myself. There are quite a few locations near where I live that could prove fruitful.


I'll bang a pic up tomorrow.
My fascination has always been 11th and 12th century British silver hammered coins. They are all dateable, and they are all also traceable back to the mint and the actual person who minted them.

My best finds are 2 silver Celtic coins from Cunobelin at Colchester. I of them only has 1 other listed in the UK and the other has 2 listed. I'm giving them to Colchester Castle Museum as they keep nagging me about them !
I have become that which I always despised and feared........Old !

My greatest wish, would be to own my own scrapyard.
User avatar
Chorlton
Uncovers Reality
Uncovers Reality
 
Posts: 1174
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:02 pm

Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby Chorlton » Mon May 03, 2010 10:08 am

gunter wrote:I'm interested.


Here ya go. Its nice and chnky unlike a lot of roman coins. I suspect this was molded rather than Hammered.
Soory the focus isnt sharp. Im yet to get to grip with these new fangled camera's

Image
Image
Image
I have become that which I always despised and feared........Old !

My greatest wish, would be to own my own scrapyard.
User avatar
Chorlton
Uncovers Reality
Uncovers Reality
 
Posts: 1174
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:02 pm

Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby ryguy » Mon May 03, 2010 2:43 pm

Around here, metal detecting only turns up old tin cans, rifle shell casings and maybe, if you're lucky, remnants of an old tractor. It must be so cool to go metal detecting over there.

-Ry
---
"Only a fool of a scientist would dismiss the evidence and reports in front of him and substitute his own beliefs in their place." - Paul Kurtz

The RU Blog
Top Secret Writers
User avatar
ryguy
1 of the RU3
 
Posts: 4920
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:49 am
Location: Another Dimension

Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby gunter » Mon May 03, 2010 3:13 pm

Yeah that coin's pretty old alright. It was originally sewn into Chorlton's knickers by his mum so he could always make an emergency phone call. Good that he found it again.
consider everything/ believe nothing
Image
User avatar
gunter
Focused on Reality
Focused on Reality
 
Posts: 403
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:14 pm

Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby Rintendo » Mon May 03, 2010 5:56 pm

I am completely jealous.
Rintendo
 
Posts: 44
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:07 pm

Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby Zep Tepi » Mon May 03, 2010 6:11 pm

Great find Chorlton, the coin looks ace.
I expect those digital camera's are bit different to the Brownie you'd be used to, eh? ;)
.
Image
User avatar
Zep Tepi
1 of the RU3
 
Posts: 2150
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:59 pm

Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby gunter » Mon May 03, 2010 7:27 pm

Brownie? Hell- Chorlton was featured in this ad.

Image
consider everything/ believe nothing
Image
User avatar
gunter
Focused on Reality
Focused on Reality
 
Posts: 403
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:14 pm

Re: An Afternoon's stroll

Postby Chorlton » Tue May 04, 2010 9:09 am

I just cant seem to get the macro bit working properly.

The UK is a cool plave for Detecting. There is rarely a field anywhere that doesnt have something of interest in it, Even if its just an old shoe buckle.

My best find was 30 Roman, uncirculated silver Denarii. In a broken pot. The coins are perfect. I gave them to the museum and kpt a couple for myself.
Ive also found a gold half sovereign thats quite sweet and a very thick Roman Silver ring which I gave to the Farmer who still wears it.

I havent done my own new garden yet. Probably find a WWII bomb. !!
But I really enjoy Goldpanning now, in Wales Scotland and the EU
I have become that which I always despised and feared........Old !

My greatest wish, would be to own my own scrapyard.
User avatar
Chorlton
Uncovers Reality
Uncovers Reality
 
Posts: 1174
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:02 pm


Google

Return to Chit Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

cron