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Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:20 pm
by 41 Craig P
After two years of keeping it under my hat (not literally) I can reveal two years ago myself and fellow MDF member Rob found a hoard of 3000+ roman coins.

It was a memorable day I’ll never forget.

https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news ... 848609.amp

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:35 pm
by lonecoiler
Wow, truly gobsmacking. How did you keep it quiet so long? :;@

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:39 pm
by Kritika
Absolutely Amazing :-O

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:46 pm
by GeorgeMK
Fantastic. Well done to you both.

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:49 pm
by fred
Great looking coins too. ::g

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:55 pm
by Bors
Super find ,well done indeed ::g ::g

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:55 pm
by crldnll
Good to meet you this morning Craig - fantastic find!


Carl (chap at the treasure inquest)

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:06 pm
by alfaowner
Blimey ! that’s a find of a lifetime , well done ::g

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:07 pm
by Dave The Slave
Superb find.
Well Done, ::g
Dave.

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:19 pm
by Zyrbalax
Absolutely brilliant, well done!

Any details on the coins themselves - were they all the same kind or a mix?

Also, how does it feel to be officially described as "plucky"?!

And I love the line "the pair started digging after their metal detectors began making noises" - good thing you didn't wait until they stopped making noises! =))

Thanks for sharing!

Z

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:43 pm
by Cha62
Amazing find . Don't know how you managed to keep quite about that for 2 years,i guess you can be trusted with a secret.
I,m just along the road outside Grimsby ,hopefully there is more to be found in Lincolnshire.

Once again Wow!! what a find well done to you both.

Cheers Cris.

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:45 pm
by shaggybfc
What a fantastic find - incentive for us all. I also appreciate your use of the word 'flabbergasted', a word that's underused in my opinion ::g ::g ::g

Andi

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:56 pm
by lonecoiler
shaggybfc wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 2:45 pm
What a fantastic find - incentive for us all. I also appreciate your use of the word 'flabbergasted', a word that's underused in my opinion ::g ::g ::g

Andi
As Frankie Howard would say "my flabber has never been so gasted ". :;@

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 3:19 pm
by Bootneck45RM
Cannot even begin to imagine how you must have felt as that pot appeared, must have been an event of a life-time. Well done for finding it - it makes a great statement as to the current value of detectorists in the search for our history.
Hats off to you both
👍🤯😀

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 4:03 pm
by Lowland
Outstanding ::g

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 4:31 pm
by dig-dog
Staggering!
DD ::g

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 4:35 pm
by Swany
Gob smacked mate, astounding find, well done and more so for keeping it on the QT ::g

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 4:59 pm
by Magnas
Stunning, absolutely stunning! Congratulations to you both.

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:07 pm
by 41 Craig P
Bootneck45RM wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 3:19 pm
Cannot even begin to imagine how you must have felt as that pot appeared, must have been an event of a life-time. Well done for finding it - it makes a great statement as to the current value of detectorists in the search for our history.
Hats off to you both
👍🤯😀

I was elated and to my wife’s annoyance I said it is up there with the birth of my son!

FYI for those wanting to know it was a pair of deus that found them!

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:25 pm
by mrcheeky
thats awsome well done..are you still metal detecting now ?

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:03 pm
by 41 Craig P
mrcheeky wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 5:25 pm
thats awsome well done..are you still metal detecting now ?
Yes got my first gold stater at the weekend. Never am out to find gold silver or hoards that’s just an added bonus it’s finding and holding history is why I still do detect and love detecting.

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:15 pm
by Allectus
"Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain"

Stop it!! :))

Nice haul though, well done. ::g


A ;)

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 8:14 pm
by Easylife
Very nice. ::g

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 8:52 pm
by Roughwood
A-ma-zing!!! ::g

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 10:07 pm
by GC-1023
41 Craig P wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Bootneck45RM wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 3:19 pm
Cannot even begin to imagine how you must have felt as that pot appeared, must have been an event of a life-time. Well done for finding it - it makes a great statement as to the current value of detectorists in the search for our history.
Hats off to you both
👍🤯😀

I was elated and to my wife’s annoyance I said it is up there with the birth of my son!

FYI for those wanting to know it was a pair of deus that found them!
firstly congratulations on your great fortune ::g personally i think it Matters not what machines you used . i have seven machines and my Deus ranks as one of shallowest,great for hammy hunting . Detecting success is 99% related to land your on and 1% related to machines and skill set of user .

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 10:39 pm
by Koala
well done ::g ::g

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 10:44 pm
by PeakDetectorist
Good effort mate!

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 11:13 pm
by Oxgirl36
Wonderful find and amazing to have the history books record your name with this hoard. Congratulations and well done for keeping the secret too :D

Re: Largest 4th Century Roman Hoard in Britain

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 3:48 am
by jph
Hi Craig,

Congratulations to you both. What a great find.

John