Nox likes silver.

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Nox likes silver.

Post by Easylife » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:02 pm

Hi folks,
I wasn't too fussed about going out detecting yesterday afternoon but glad that I did. There's the dilemma or which part to go on but thinking back to the start of this pasture permission a couple of years ago when I found quite a fun area with frequent finds, so today I decided to tackle an iron infested trashy area next to it that previously had long grass that the cattle have now munched down. It was a bright day so warranted the rare wearing of my sunnies which seems to keep dog walkers away - which is good!
My first find was a cast copper alloy flowery brooch followed by the first coin of the day which was a Vicky silver threepence in poor condition, but still welcome.
I noticed that the Nox & 15” coil were sparking off a lot more here on the iron than on other recent land, but still could not be bothered to change my regular settings as they still work fine for me. Eventually I found a patch of clear ground just big enough to ground balance on but it only changed from 0 to 3, though another noise cancel helped a little.
Something like a really thin George I farthing was next, it has the same reverse but the obverse is worn blank. Just 2 feet away came a copper alloy finger ring with faceted sides. A bit of a strange signal due to it's shape though a clear digger was the lead horse and cavalry-rider. The broken penny just shows the top of Edward VII's bonce though is unmarked so perhaps deliberately snapped in two? An odd one (top right) appears to be a mutilated blank penny of sorts?
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Moving away from this area the ground instantly became noticeably much quieter and the targets much fewer. Some high tones were aluminium tops, but another was a Georgian silver fruit knife blade looking quite it's age and well used, just showing the lion and George bust hallmark but no date letter.
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I had mainly intended to give the Nox a run over a particular field which I've previously hammered and gridded with another machine after it gave up some good finds including a hammered Eddy I penny and a gun-money shilling, but I kind of got sidetracked so barely had any time on it. But as soon as I did eventually step onto that field I immediately hit a good target – the lead soldier from about 9”. A few more steps on and a solid 12 target, from 5” deep came a…. and I was so genuinely surprised to see it, and there was no reason at all for it not to be here..... the first Roman coin to come from this entire 100 acres of pasture in two years of searching - a 15mm bronze in fairly poor condition, a plough had caught the bust but the reverse shows 'camp gates' it seems of the type minted in Roman Siscia, now Sisak central Croatia in 320AD. It's really hard to get a decent pic of it but this comparison seems to fit quite well?
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A short distance on, a lead spindle whorl came from 9”, and close by a Vicky shilling from about 7” and I'm thinking to myself 'this seems quite a surreal experience, how could I have previously missed these?, four decent targets in 15 mins from a rather well hammered field!', then it was time to go home. So I now look forward to a return trip to see if this was just a fluke or if it will continue?
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Re: Nox likes silver.

Post by beaubrummell » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:47 pm

What a great session. Love the silver blade. ::g
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Re: Nox likes silver.

Post by littleboot » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:26 pm

Very interesting indeed. Sounds like it was a lot of FUN!!
I know you did some searching on a potentially good site which was infested with green waste which made it rather a frustrating experience with your old machine. Any plans to have an experimental foray to either confirm or dispel you original feelings?
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Re: Nox likes silver.

Post by Easylife » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:41 pm

littleboot wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:26 pm
I know you did some searching on a potentially good site which was infested with green waste which made it rather a frustrating experience with your old machine. Any plans to have an experimental foray to either confirm or dispel you original feelings?
Definately, as that whole area has proved to hold some nice finds but is more challenging with the greenwaste so just the very occasional visit. The area I was on yesterday holds mostly Victorian, but is much more fun. :D
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Re: Nox likes silver.

Post by fred » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:32 pm

Easylife wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:41 pm
littleboot wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:26 pm
I know you did some searching on a potentially good site which was infested with green waste which made it rather a frustrating experience with your old machine. Any plans to have an experimental foray to either confirm or dispel you original feelings?
Definately, as that whole area has proved to hold some nice finds but is more challenging with the greenwaste so just the very occasional visit. The area I was on yesterday holds mostly Victorian, but is much more fun. :D
So glad you are enjoying the Nox. It really is a silver hoover. I haven't been going out that much but I've had silver or gold every session for several weeks on the trot. ::g
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Re: Nox likes silver.

Post by SuperRed » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:42 pm

Cracking group of finds there Easy ::g
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Re: Nox likes silver.

Post by devonlad » Mon May 13, 2019 8:29 pm

Yes the nox does like silver..

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Re: Nox likes silver.

Post by vladorado » Tue May 14, 2019 10:08 am

Well done! This is more than I found for the last 6 months. I do not think it is my CTX but more likely it is due to my barren permitions.
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Re: Nox likes silver.

Post by ICENI » Tue May 14, 2019 12:22 pm

Nice finds well done ::g
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Re: Nox likes silver.

Post by Lowland » Tue May 14, 2019 4:02 pm

More to come easylife-the blade is a cool find ::g
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Re: Nox likes silver.

Post by mrcheeky » Tue May 14, 2019 5:20 pm

very nice well done
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Post by Digiffys » Tue May 14, 2019 7:12 pm

Decent session there easy well done ::g
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Post by kenleyboy » Wed May 15, 2019 7:00 am

Nice selection of finds , would be happy with that lot.
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Re: Nox likes silver.

Post by cammann » Wed May 15, 2019 7:10 pm

vladorado wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:08 am
Well done! This is more than I found for the last 6 months. I do not think it is my CTX but more likely it is due to my barren permitions.
My new Equinox 800 is arriving today - it may change my luck.
I hope you get time to post a write up to let us know if you notice a difference in the amount you find. I'd be really interested in reading it.
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