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Old 10-24-2020, 11:19 AM
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Default 2nd to 4th century Roman coins.

A morning on a Roman field, hard going with the maize stubble.

My thanks to a UK forum member for the ID on the coin.

Thanks for looking.....Doug.

"Constantine II was Roman emperor from 337 to 340. Son of Constantine the Great and co-emperor alongside his brothers, his attempt to exert his perceived rights of primogeniture (first born child) led to his death in a failed invasion of Italy in 340"

The field.


Constantine 2 coin just out of the ground.


Roman coins.


Constantine II with Gloria Exercitus reverse.

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Old 10-24-2020, 11:59 AM
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I would love to hunt somewhere that I could find anything that old.

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Old 10-24-2020, 11:59 AM
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Keep them coming Doug!

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Old 10-24-2020, 12:18 PM
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Great finds! Can't imagine finding something that old. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 10-24-2020, 12:26 PM
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Dang, nice EARLY goodies!
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Old 10-24-2020, 02:19 PM
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Great hunt man, well done!

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Really good condition, so what are they made of ?

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Old 10-25-2020, 11:36 AM
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Sweet! That is in good condition for sooooooooo many years in the ground. Congrats and thanks for posting! I've always been fascinated by history, the UK has been high on my bucket list to visit for quite some time. We are descended from Wellingtons there and Barry's in Ireland. I wonder if they would allow a descendant to metal detect the ruins of the old family castle?

https://youtu.be/prHzMpdN98k

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Old 10-25-2020, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Wom 27 View post
Really good condition, so what are they made of ?
Thank you.

In general Roman coins span these metals.

"Roman currency for most of Roman history consisted of gold, silver, bronze, **orichalcum and copper coinage"

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"Orichalcum or aurichalcum is a metal mentioned in several ancient writings, including the story of Atlantis in the Critias of Plato.

Within the dialogue, Critias (460Ė403 BC) claims that orichalcum had been considered second only to gold in value and had been found and mined in many parts of Atlantis in ancient times, but that by Critias's own time orichalcum was known only by name."
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Originally Posted by davedude View post
Sweet! That is in good condition for sooooooooo many years in the ground. Congrats and thanks for posting! I've always been fascinated by history, the UK has been high on my bucket list to visit for quite some time. We are descended from Wellingtons there and Barry's in Ireland. I wonder if they would allow a descendant to metal detect the ruins of the old family castle?

https://youtu.be/prHzMpdN98k
Thank you.

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Old 10-25-2020, 08:09 PM
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Wow, amazing coins and photos, thanks for taking us along on the dig!

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Boy to be able to hunt a place like that for just a day would be awesome!
Congratulations and thanks for sharing, great old coins and awesome pics, and like the rest said, keep them coming.
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Nice finds Doug. Sure wish I could go to Europe and take my detector with me.
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Originally Posted by Doug View post
Thank you.

You can only ask?
Excellent idea! :-) I took the liberty of reviewing the law in Ireland concerning metal detecting.

https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Collecti...ing-in-Ireland

It may be possible to do but I would have to make proper arraignments to stay on the good side of the law.

Looking further I found a list of countries that allow or prohibit metal detecting. Almost all prohibit it. Not good!

http://detecting365.com/list-countri...allowedbanned/

The UK seems to be a bit better about it than quite a few countries.

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Awesome finds Doug, thanks for sharing.
It's days like this that I wonder why I waste my time here finding 50-100 year old coins...

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Awesome finds Doug, thanks for sharing.
It's days like this that I wonder why I waste my time here finding 50-100 year old coins...
Detecting (hunting) is never time wasted regardless of the outcome....

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I canít imagine pulling even one of those out of the ground - wow.

Thank you for sharing.
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