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    Medieval and spanish silver

    Hi US of A !

    Greetz form the other side of the big pond. Did some hunting last weeks. Hereby 2 nice coins. The first is an Angelgroat, silver and minted in 1260 AD. Nice mediėval coin ! On the very same spot I“ve found a so called Spaanse Mat (Spanish). Looks like it has been beat up, but slaves cut these coin to a certain weight. Its from the 1600's. It's my second one. Nice to find such evidence from Spanish soldiers, they have been here 500 years ago.
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    Love to see the really old coins. Two very nice finds and thanks for posting them and the history.
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    Wow!

    A medieval silver coin that is over 750 years old! It boggles the mind!

    It's difficult to even imagine what life was like for the person who lost that coin. What an incredible find!

    The Spanish piece is very nice also.

    Huge congrats and thanks for sharing these finds with us, Johan!
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    Very nice! Silver always puts a smile on my face.
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    Way nice. WoW
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    wow what a spectacular looking coin , Johan and in beautiful shape too.
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    WOW!!!!

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    and more what awesome coins! Congrats......

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    Those are truly amazing coins. . Beautiful.
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    Fantastic finds Johan. Curious about where you like to detect. Do you focus in areas with a known history, focus on public parks etc. or private property? I'm just trying to grasp where you like to start when searching for relics that old.

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    Just awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTV Digger View Post
    Fantastic finds Johan. Curious about where you like to detect. Do you focus in areas with a known history, focus on public parks etc. or private property? I'm just trying to grasp where you like to start when searching for relics that old.

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    Hi Digger,

    Tnx for your message ! To answer your question: I Always focus in areas with a known history. Especially on the higher grounds, tactical higher grounds I would say. Here in Hollland / the Netherlands we have so called "terpen". Higher grounds exists since there have been people here, for at least 2000 years. These grounds protected them from the sea. We live below sealevel, as you know. I rearly detect on playgrounds, always on acres, framergrounds. Because big city's dumped their gtrash and rubbish for ages. I like to detect near rivers etc.

    Greetz Johan
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    Realy nice round centurion .
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    Fantastic finds! I wish we could find coins like that here more often. Once in a great while you will here of a find that old here, but it is very rare.

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    That's an awesome find you got there
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    Absolutely beautiful coins
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    It must be amazing to dig a coin that was dropped over 800 years ago. Thanks for sharing, great pictures!
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    That is one beautiful coin, and so old! Being able to have a chance at a coin like that is awesome. Great find and happy hunting!
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