Interesting Essex find, Saxon coins going to auction

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Blimey! Nice few ££££ there.

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I’m curious about which ones the Fitzwilliam museum acquired :Thinking:

There was an Anglo Saxon hoard sold last month that was expected to go for £20-30k but sold for £80k. It’ll be interesting to see what the total is for this one.
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:06 am I’m curious about which ones the Fitzwilliam museum acquired :Thinking:

There was an Anglo Saxon hoard sold last month that was expected to go for £20-30k but sold for £80k. It’ll be interesting to see what the total is for this one.
Its not been updated yet :problem:

The press do say the 2 Byzantine coins (pictured) were bought though https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/973078
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"The two detectorists who found the coins have been searching together for 20 years, and previously had only found copper coins and crotal bells in the field."

Miss it by an inch might as well be in the next field. :D
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jcmaloney wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:03 pm "The two detectorists who found the coins have been searching together for 20 years, and previously had only found copper coins and crotal bells in the field."

Miss it by an inch might as well be in the next field. :D
Wise words :thumbsup: They say the finds were in a 30m2 area, I would guess they actually mean an area 30m x 30m rather than an area 1m x 30m or 2m x 15m .............but an area 30m across is very easy to never venture onto in years on a permission and even if you detect across it, its very easy to miss all the coins in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th time going accross ...........there is still hope :lol: :thumbsup:
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So why was the whole hoard not declared treasure ? Did the two museums just pick the best coins and discard the rest ?
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JohnDeus wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:32 pm So why was the whole hoard not declared treasure ? Did the two museums just pick the best coins and discard the rest ?
Whole hoard was declared treasure......museums pick anything they want to buy rest goes back to finder :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:49 pm Whole hoard was declared treasure......museums pick anything they want to buy rest goes back to finder :thumbsup:
The British museum are a waste of time , My local museum paid them for two treasure items that they wanted from me over four months ago and still we have not seen a penny :thumbdown:
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JohnDeus wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:51 pm The British museum are a waste of time , My local museum paid them for two treasure items that they wanted from me over four months ago and still we have not seen a penny :thumbdown:
I had something disclaimed more than half a year ago, can I get it back ? Can I suck, everyone is too busy to make an appointment, Cambridgeshire council have sold of there offices to be turned into a hotel so I cant just walk in anymore, have to make an appointment for a meeting at one of their spokes(dont ask), last time couldnt have a meeting because they had let a lady into the assigned room to breast feed.......you couldnt make it up,,,,,,thats progress folks :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
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alloverover wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:01 pm I had something disclaimed more than half a year ago, can I get it back ? Can I suck, everyone is too busy to make an appointment, Cambridgeshire council have sold of there offices to be turned into a hotel so I cant just walk in anymore, have to make an appointment for a meeting at one of their spokes(dont ask), last time couldnt have a meeting because they had let a lady into the assigned room to breast feed.......you couldnt make it up,,,,,,thats progress folks :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
I am waiting for them to put them on display then i will pop in and take them , Can't pay i will take it away :lol:
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JohnDeus wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:10 pm I am waiting for them to put them on display then i will pop in and take them , Can't pay i will take it away :lol:
Very good :thumbsup: Modern life :pulling hair out: no one is capable of doing there jobs properly anymore.
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alloverover wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:13 pm Very good :thumbsup: Modern life :pulling hair out: no one is capable of doing there jobs properly anymore.
What really annoys me is on the Email Lucy Weeks says if you need any more information please ring me on 020 73238546 BUT they never answer it :pulling hair out:
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JohnDeus wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:24 pm What really annoys me is on the Email Lucy Weeks says if you need any more information please ring me on 020 73238546 BUT they never answer it :pulling hair out:
We are going to hell in a handcart mate, will be different when Putin takes over.
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alloverover wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:41 pm We are going to hell in a handcart mate, will be different when Putin takes over.
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