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  1. I forgot to mention the Celtic iron fibula I found!

    I dug this beautiful Celtic fibula on the first day of my Bavarian trip. This is the second one I have found and dates to 3rd century B.C.
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    Great finds. In 1908, 25 cents represented about...

    Great finds. In 1908, 25 cents represented about 1 hour of labor. Think how much you make in 1 hour at your job!
  3. Great finds Don. I am very jealous of that...

    Great finds Don. I am very jealous of that button with the London back mark too! :envious: But I am very happy for you and your successes!
  4. 1819 Coin with Interesting History

    Hi Friends,
    One of the reasons I love our hobby so much is I get to learn some amazing history. Here is a coin I found in Bavaria dated 1819. While trying to identify it I learned some interesting...
  5. Thanks Donnie, I use this method when I think the...

    Thanks Donnie, I use this method when I think the item is too dainty and would get eaten up if I used electrolysis. Mostly iron buckles or other leather mounts
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    Drew, Detecting is popular for sure. A lot of...

    Drew, Detecting is popular for sure. A lot of folks coming to Bavaria from neighboring countries but they are in it strictly for the money. A good weekend can be worth a $1,000 if you can hit one...
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    Nice cent and buckle! It's a fancy buckle for...

    Nice cent and buckle! It's a fancy buckle for sure.
  8. Welcome to the seated half club! It's odd to me...

    Welcome to the seated half club! It's odd to me that the coins under the concrete get so damaged. You almost think they'd be protected from the elements instead they always look worse. You've done...
  9. 800+ Year Old Buckle Cleaned Up

    Hi Friends,
    Some of you wanted to see this tiny iron buckle again once I got it cleaned up. I soaked it for 6 days in CLR and that got 99% of the rust off but the tongue was still fused into the...
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    Those are ALL amazing buttons Noah! The...

    Those are ALL amazing buttons Noah! The patterned ones are so detailed and intricate. I would be hitting that site for months! Happy digging.
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    So rare to get a legible date on a shield nickel...

    So rare to get a legible date on a shield nickel Don. Great assortment of finds for sure. Can't wait to get back and go detecting with you!
  12. Thanks, but your copper spearhead still beats...

    Thanks, but your copper spearhead still beats mine by 2,000 years! LOL
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    Maybe, sounds the same but with a little bit of...

    Maybe, sounds the same but with a little bit of high tone at the end of the signal.
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    My New Oldest Silver Coin!

    Hello Diggers,
    On my recent trip to Bavaria I was having a pretty bad morning (relatively speaking) and wasn't finding anything good. After 2 hours of nothing I got as scratchy signal that jumped...
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    Roman and Celtic Iron

    Hello Friends,
    Here is some of the good iron targets I dug. The first picture contains a Roman tent peg, stone chisel set, and assorted nails. They all probably date 100 to 300 A.D. The last pic...
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    Bavarian Buckles

    Hello Friends,
    Here is some of the buckles I found (I'm still cleaning the others) in Bavaria. The bottom left and far right are 1500's while the rest are 1700's. The buckle on the right is the...
  17. My Best Find Ever--Celtic Religious Offering

    Hello Friends,
    I just finished 8 days of glorious detecting in Bavaria with 4 buddies. Why Bavaria you ask? Of the 16 German States, Bavaria is the only one that lets you keep whatever you find...
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    Holy crap! That must have been a rich...

    Holy crap! That must have been a rich neighborhood back in the day! Lots of great coins and relics. My only question is about the SLQ. Type 1 or 2?
  19. Those are some seriously good finds Don! Welcome...

    Those are some seriously good finds Don! Welcome to the half cent club! Tony is going to be SO jealous! LOL. The buttons are killer too. Go back and pound that site as often as you can! Happy...
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    Dang Noah, that Indian cent is amazing!

    Dang Noah, that Indian cent is amazing!
  21. Here's some unsolicited detecting advice: Almost...

    Here's some unsolicited detecting advice: Almost EVERY great find story starts with "It was a crappy, shit signal but I dug it anyway..." I recommend you always dig the faint signals you would not...
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    LOVE that British show Detectorists!!!

    LOVE that British show Detectorists!!!
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    Art Nouveau, ca. 1890s!

    Art Nouveau, ca. 1890s!
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    Now you gonna get warts all over your body! tee...

    Now you gonna get warts all over your body! tee hee.
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    I swear Noah, you find way more seated coins than...

    I swear Noah, you find way more seated coins than I ever did and yours are always in way better shape too! What are you going to do when I get back? Don is going to have to break up with you...
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