First Few Etrac Sessions - (Correction) Colchester Brooch

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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - Polden Hill Brooch

Post by Euro Detector » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:22 pm

Nice finds! ::g


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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - Polden Hill Brooch

Post by terrybull » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:50 pm

Nice finds mate good the etrac you will injoy

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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - Polden Hill Brooch

Post by lord lovell » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:53 pm

cracking brooch to find from a worked out site that ::g

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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - Polden Hill Brooch

Post by clint » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:58 pm

Yeah,keep an ear on those tones...don't get hung up on the numbers as big silvers can ring up on the 01fe with high co in the 49-50 range most 01fe is iron in the low numbers..

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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - Polden Hill Brooch

Post by lord lovell » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:11 pm

JamieET wrote:Thanks all.

Yes, Clint, I do go by tones mainly. I still check the numbers now and then as a guide, but certainly I don't rely on them.

In the short time I've had the Etrac, I've had that brooch and a Roman grot both come in with high ferrous readings.

Tones, tones, tones!
ive been operating a explorer se since 2007 and never looked at numbers if it makes a sound out it comes lovely sweet sound on pre decimal coins too ::g

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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - Polden Hill Brooch

Post by lardbelly » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:43 pm

Lovely ! Still looking for my first brooch :(

They tell me that Swindon was awash with romans but I think they were fibbing :)
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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - Polden Hill Brooch

Post by clint » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:47 pm

...just like Wrexham, they must be fibula...ing. They must be there. .

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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - Polden Hill Brooch

Post by bob79 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:26 am

JamieET wrote:Hello all,

So today I used my new Etrac for the first time in manual for the whole three-hour session. Admittedly it was with a 10x5 Coiltek Treasureseeker which probably makes it somewhat easier, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be and I actually enjoyed 'listening to the field' so to speak.

The site is hard going, what with it being in stubble 'n' all, plus it's not been ploughed for a couple of years and in that time I've have hammered it and so finds are currently reasonably few and far between.

Anyway, in about four sessions I have turned up four Roman grots and a Vicky sixpence. (First time I've heard the Etrac silver tone in the field - gotta love it!)

Then, today, I got a really poor low tone signal, one that dragged right down into quite high ferrous and, as I remember, quite low conductivity - under 10 I think - (take note TTFers! ;) ) and it produced this Polden Hill brooch complete with half its spring!

I wish I had thought to check the signal in auto sens to see if it still would have spotted it, but I am pretty much sure it wouldn't have given how poor the signal was in manual.

Thanks for looking and sorry for the pic, but no daylight now and those energy efficient bulbs are rubbish for photography.


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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - Polden Hill Brooch

Post by bob79 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:29 am

lardbelly wrote:Lovely ! Still looking for my first brooch :(

They tell me that Swindon was awash with romans but I think they were fibbing :)
They are up in the hills Ian, just need to go over them.

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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - Polden Hill Brooch

Post by alloverover » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:34 pm

Very nice find Jamie ::g Colchester rather than a Polden Hill though mate :D ::g ::g

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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - Polden Hill Brooch

Post by Allectus » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:02 pm

That's a cracking find in excellent condition...well done! ::g

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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - Polden Hill Brooch

Post by alloverover » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:30 pm

JamieET wrote:
alloverover wrote:Very nice find Jamie ::g Colchester rather than a Polden Hill though mate :D ::g ::g
I did wonder and obviously chose wrongly! 8-|

What distinguishes it from the Polden Hill type then? Do Poldens only have one spring retaining hole? I think I read somewhere that Colchesters have two and so did initially think it was that, but, never having had such a long skinny one before, thought the proportions more resembled a Polden Hill type.

Thanks!
Polden Hill always have a covered spring Jamie ( enclosed at the ends also ) ::g ::g

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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - (Correction) Cochester Brooch

Post by FUBAR » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:00 pm

Well done matey looks like you are off to a great start. May the gods grant you many finds. ::g ::g

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Re: First Few Etrac Sessions - (Correction) Colchester Brooc

Post by MarkSussex » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:54 pm

lovely broach, definitely one on my wish list. ::g
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