A golden Flower
The other day, Steve and I were invited to search a site by our good friend Jason. The site in question has revealed mainly Roman coins but also a few Celtic ones and several related artefacts. The field is strewn with cobble stones and fragments of ancient pottery which certainly does raise the old enthusiasm when you see it. After a few hours, we stopped for a natter and Jason was saying "So far no gold Celtic coins have been found here".[split]
Well, a few minutes later my CTX 3030 gave a good signal but the clay was so wet and gloopy, it took a while to find it once extracted. Clay stuck to my gloves and got everywhere, I lost the signal totally and finally located it on the front of my boot... grabbing the target bearing lump I broke it into smaller pieces and the very last one (isn't that always the case) showed a rounded very bright edge of yellow metal it was GOLD!!!
I had found the first ever Celtic gold coin from the site. It was a Selsey Dahlia type due to its crude reverse resembling the flower of the same name. To be fair they are not the most of attractive of Celtic coins....but once again my CTX 3030 had led the way for finding a first.
Just a week before Jason had taken us to a site that "had never before yielded Saxon Sceattas... well, at the end of the search we had three of them... so Jason, you can now take us to a site "that has never yielded a Celtic Gold Torque before" if you don't mind.
Cheers to all and the very best of luck searching.