Tagged: Roman Empire

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Finding Roman Silver With The Fisher F44! (Find, Photos+)

There is a field near my city, on which many ceramic parts from the Chernyakhov culture (2 -5 c. AD) can be found for many centuries. This ancient settlement wass from the times of the Roman Empire, and it was huge (several square kilometers), so it’s not at all surprising that there are different kinds of stories about this place among diggers, I even know some of them. Story number 1....

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“Aureus” Gold Coin Sold For $15,835! (+ Photos)

Another insanely expensive coin left recently at auction for 15,835 dollars. On the gold coin you can see the profile of one of the emperors of the eastern part of the Roman Empire – Titus Fulvius Iunius Quietius who ruled in the years 260-261. When the Roman Emperor Valerian I was captured by the Sassanid king Shapur I of the Eastern Roman Empire, he suffered a crushing defeat. Shapur invaded...

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How I found a Roman Legion Stamp! (Diggers story – without a metal detector!)

The idea of this trip came completely random, on a warm summer evening in one of Amsterdam’s parks. My friend and I were sitting on a bench and drinking wine, thinking about how to spend the weekend. The wine was German, and that led us to the idea, why not go to Germany and dig for some antiquities? We decided not to go by train or bus, but with the...

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Amateur detectorist finds Roman Pendant (+photos)

Luke Sansom, an amateur detectorist, was searching near Chester when he unearthed this relic. The roman pendant is made out of silver, and the stone in it is a carnelian gemstone. It portrays a gladiator holding a shield against an animal that loos like a big cat. The detectorist passed on the find to the British Museum to be valued. Mr Sansom has had this hobby for about ten years, when finally found...

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Bredon Hill Hoard (<3000 roman coins)

It is a story from June 2011. Two guys from Redditch (Worcestershire, England), Jethro Carpenter and Mark Gilmour, were detecting on a farmland on Bredon Hill while they found something. At the depth about 50cm there were several sherds of pottery and coins… quite many coins. Yes, it was a big clay pot full of 3rd century coins! When realized it they contacted local Finds Liaison Officer. After a couple...

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Hoard from Fuchsenhof

While coming back to year 1997 I could notice one outstanding find near the little town Freistadt in Austria discovered by the local digger Siegfried Bauer using his detector. This hoard included about 7000 Medieval mostly silver coins and 600 other pieces like rings, small buckles, etc. This find was dated quite accurate on years 1275-1278 when there was a conflict between the King of Germany Rudolf I and King...

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Detectorist finds 2000 years old Roman lead ingot

A metal-detecting amateur found the dream find of every enthusiast- a 2000 years old ingot from the roman empire. Jason Baker, a 31 year old Detectorist stumbled across a 60 cm big ingot at a farm during a detecting rally. He said that he heard a really good signal and that the detector almost went crazy, so he knew there must have been something big there. The romans mined up lead,...

Roman gold coin find with Minelab X-Terra 705 and Nel Tornado 0

Roman gold coin find – always an event (photos+)

Finding a gold coin is always a big event. Even if it’s a Roman Empire aureus. This coin will be a top find and coin for your collection, that is such story to be told for many times to friends and local diggers. A guy from Ukraine have found such a golden coin and he made a video about it. Just interesting to see how did he get it. I...