Stunning Coins are Find of a Lifetime
We went on a dig in Bedford for the Minelab Owners group for my second year. First few days were not that good. I was getting a bit down in the dumps finds-wise.
We were given new fields, heard Roman was coming off, so over to that field. A couple of grots came up so, I went into another field (mowed). This bit of field had bits and bobs came off. Most people went home.[split]
Myself and my detecting buddy Bryn carried on, and within 10 minutes, got a good signal.
First shovel out, nothing. Second shovel, out fell what I thought was a button. As I got it closer to looking at it was a SAXON PENNY (Aethelred II derby mint AD 997 - 1003).
At this point I started to shake and shouted over to Bryn. He was in shock and called me a few choice words, then we walked down the hill.
I had another cracking signal. It turned out to be a silver danarius of (Antoninus Pius Denarius AD 149 minted in Rome). Well that really made my year and the coins are stunners. Like I said, FIND OF A LIFETIME. Enjoy!!