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First north east silvers! Plus lessons learned



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I've only recently got back into the hobby if metal detecting, I moved up to the north east from the west midlands 2 years ago now and recently gained my first permission in seaham. I've spent the past week on the only field available to me at the minute. Its a lovely ploughed field but soon after detecting on it I realised that it is littered with coke/hotrock! (more than I have ever experienced before) Now usually I would have given up on this field by now as it was playing havoc with my teknetics t2 aswell as not providing many finds. But being as its the only field I have I went on it again tonight with not much optimism and managed to find my first two silver coins from the north east! I suppose it just goes to show never give up on a field. I'm not sure what this hammered coin is but if anyone could give me an I.D on it that would be greaty appreciated!

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Rambi
 

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Great result, lovely hammered voided short cross. It'll be either a late Henry II, Richard, John or early Henry III.
Thanks for the info mate! How would I get a definate ruler I.D? Would this make it late saxon then? I found this not far from an anglo saxon church so I suppose that could potentially tie in with that.
 

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Thanks for the info mate! How would I get a definate ruler I.D? Would this make it late saxon then? I found this not far from an anglo saxon church so I suppose that could potentially tie in with that.
Wouldn't be Saxon, it would fall under the Plantagenet kings. @Allectus is the man who could get you a positive Id. It's a bit tricky with the voided short cross coinage as all the coins have the legend Henricvs rex on the obverse. If you could get some close up photos it may also be possible to get a mint and moneyer id as well. That's on the reverse side with the voided cross.
Cheers
Neil.
 
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Wouldn't be Saxon, it would fall under the Plantagenet kings. @Allectus is the man who could get you a positive Id. It's a bit tricky with the voided short cross coinage as all the coins have the legend Henricvs rex on the obverse. If you could get some close up photos it may also be possible to get a mint and moneyer id as well. That's on the reverse side with the voided cross.
Cheers
Neil.
Awesome mate, thanks for the help. I will try and get some close-ups. From what I have read I think it could potentially be henry ii as there are five hair curls on the right and two curls on the left with 5 pearls on the crown.
 

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Canny hammy . T2 similar to the F75 . Which I found to sensitive for up here . Minelabs dont do hot rocks/coke . Maybe hunt down a nice eTrac which are great value as seen as low as £400 bargain and a very good machine I had my ET mated to a ultimate 13 inch coil worked brilliant . Or a noxie 800 . Nowt wrong with the T2 BUT hard work in some fields . I have a permission been in a lot with all sorts without any problems .Went in with the F75 STILL FALSING GAIN AT 40 . But you dont have to run high on the sensitivity on the F75 . But to me 40 and still falsing no good to me .
 

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Well done mate on the hammered and other bits. Looks like a similar find selection to what I had yesterday including watch winder.
 
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Canny hammy . T2 similar to the F75 . Which I found to sensitive for up here . Minelabs dont do hot rocks/coke . Maybe hunt down a nice eTrac which are great value as seen as low as £400 bargain and a very good machine I had my ET mated to a ultimate 13 inch coil worked brilliant . Or a noxie 800 . Nowt wrong with the T2 BUT hard work in some fields . I have a permission been in a lot with all sorts without any problems .Went in with the F75 STILL FALSING GAIN AT 40 . But you dont have to run high on the sensitivity on the F75 . But to me 40 and still falsing no good to me .
Thanks mate. I've had the T2 for around 10 years now and I woudnt part with it..yesterdays session confirmed that for me. It still managed to find the hammered and other tiny fragments amongst all the falsing with hot rock. I just learned how to adapt my machine to that spacific field. As said I have never experiened so much hot rock in a single field. Over a few sessions on this field I figured out how to fine tune my machine for it. I had to bump the discrim upto 45 which is something I've never done before as I've always worried that would miss those hammered's etc. ( I now know I dont have to worry about that) Also every now and again I would re-calibrate the ground balance. I still kept my sensitivity at 80 as I didnt want to lose much depth. It was still falsing at this point but not as much and listening closely to the signals helped me avoid the hotrock. It amazes me that after 10 years I'm still learning what the machine can do and I now know how to deal with heavily hot rock infested fields. They do take some patience but they sure do reward you with the finds.
 
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Canny hammy . T2 similar to the F75 . Which I found to sensitive for up here . Minelabs dont do hot rocks/coke . Maybe hunt down a nice eTrac which are great value as seen as low as £400 bargain and a very good machine I had my ET mated to a ultimate 13 inch coil worked brilliant . Or a noxie 800 . Nowt wrong with the T2 BUT hard work in some fields . I have a permission been in a lot with all sorts without any problems .Went in with the F75 STILL FALSING GAIN AT 40 . But you dont have to run high on the sensitivity on the F75 . But to me 40 and still falsing no good to me .
Also I've tried out the fisher f75 and its not in the same league as the t2. I've seen good things from the etrac though and everyone seems to be using the equinox at the moment!
 
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