Hammered Gold!!

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Hammered Gold!!

Post by PeakDetectorist » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:34 pm

I was planning on going detecting with my son this Sunday afternoon but as he was unwell, I was unsure whether to bother. By mid afternoon, with nothing much else to do I thought sod it and off I went on my own for a couple of hours in the search for my first hammered. I am very happy that I did!

I have been detecting in a family owned field (pasture) which I have done before many years ago but it still keeps throwing things up. Anyway, I had only been out for 5 minutes and I got an iffy signal and as I am still learning with the Deus, I had to dig it up and there it was about 7" down! I believe a Half Noble, possibly Henry VI?? Somehow the first hammered coin I have found is a gold one!!

My first hammered silver wasn't far behind as I later found a silver Groat at the same depth, not a great distance from the other.

Any further information on identification would be much appreciated.
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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by Eds81 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:38 pm

How great that you found them get back and search the area well as I think it could be a purse loss

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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by Cantiaci » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:38 pm

Cant get better than that for your first two coins! =)) =)) Well done indeed!!!
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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by hartsman » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:38 pm

Excellent, very well done. ::g

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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by Allectus » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:39 pm

Edward III Noble & a Henry VII London Groat. ::g

Well done! ::g


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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by BAMBAM » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:41 pm

OMG - Put the lottery on tomorrow your lucks in and it comes in threes!!,
Very well saved,
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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by ninja nige » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:42 pm

hi
fantastic finds.
cant wait to see a picture of it straight, if you do have it done
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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by Allectus » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:43 pm

Allectus wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:39 pm
Edward III Noble & a Henry VII London Groat. ::g

Well done! ::g


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Or a Half-Noble...The size would help?
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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by tigerseeker » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:45 pm

Jeez you've set the bar high!!

Well done ::g ::g
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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by PeakDetectorist » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:50 pm

Allectus, many thanks for your excellent identifications, I have spent ages trying to fully identify the coins myself but just couldn't do it!!

It is about 26mm across which I believe makes it a half noble?
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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by Allectus » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:52 pm

PeakDetectorist wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:50 pm
Allectus, many thanks for your excellent identifications, I have spent ages trying to fully identify the coins myself but just couldn't do it!!

It is about 26mm across which I believe makes it a half noble?
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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:54 pm

What a result! Well done sir ::g

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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:56 pm

You lucky, lucky thing ::g Beautiful.
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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by Me and my boy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:57 pm

Very lovely. I bet your so chuffed. That’s going to take some beating from such a good start.
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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by Bargeman » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:58 pm

Wow! just wow.

Well found ::g


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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by PeakDetectorist » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:02 pm

I have found many hundreds of coins before but nothing much older than 300 years old. Around where I live it is all rural but the land is never ploughed and it is very difficult to get deep enough.

There is loads of history from Roman times onwards but I was starting to doubt that I would ever get deep enough for anything decent. I really can't express how delighted I am!
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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by peteh » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:05 pm

Awesome coins ! Well found!!

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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by Fishwick » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:45 pm

Great story and the coins are superb ::g ::g

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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by philsale » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:09 pm

Hi great finds and on many detectorist bucket list. Just interested what did you mean by an iffy signal were they not clear signals

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Re: Hammered Gold!!

Post by PeakDetectorist » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:58 pm

philsale wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:09 pm
Hi great finds and on many detectorist bucket list. Just interested what did you mean by an iffy signal were they not clear signals
Hi!

I am still experimenting with my Deus and the signal was a little scratchy. I was in GMP mode adjusted to 12MHz which I have found a little more successful and all I can remember is thinking that it was diggable but not a cert with no ID number or reading on the control.

When I located the coin it was at a bit of an angle which probabaly explains the not great signal.

The worrying thing is that if it had been later in the day I might not have dug it!
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