Reading UK DEUS User Dan Stevenson finds Roman Silver Coins!

Congratulations to Dan Stevenson from Reading UK who found a nice hoard of Silver Roman Denarius, using his XP Deus.

He said in an interview ” The signal was not perfect but I just had a good feeling about it” I dug down around 10” and recovered some pieces of lead, then checked the hole and heard another signal.

Roman Silver Coins found by XP DEUS User Dan Stevenson of Reading UK.

Roman Silver Coins found by XP DEUS User Dan Stevenson of Reading UK.

As he pulled another scoop of earth out he could see the Silver coins in the spoil. The signal may have been suspicious because the nails were present in the hole and the coins were orientated in different directions, Dan also noticed signs of burning around the area.

So there are 2 valuable lessons, always re check your hole after digging and investigate suspect signals if they sound deep. The dig near Wells in Somerset UK, was organised by Sean and Nick who own the Southern Detectorist club (picture shown with Dan).

Once the find was discovered the Local FLO’s and Archaeologists were invited to attend, they allowed Dan to excavate his find under their supervision. Dan was also allowed to take his finds home, they will be recorded within 14 days with his local FLO.

The Southern Detectorist team dealt with this fantastic find in a very professional manner, they acted strictly according to the UK treasure act rules and it was a text book hoard recovery, all captured on film. These guys are a real credit to the hobby. Well done to everyone involved and thanks for inviting XP along to share the day.

DEUS: Product information and News

We are proud to announce some new accessories and software for XP DEUS which will be available on the market in a few months. They will be demonstrated at the XP European Rally in the UK which takes place on 17-18th of September, and also at the Exhibition for Metal Detection which will take place in Paris on the 8-9th of October 2016.

  • New! PINPOINTER XP MI-6
  • New! Optional 22.5cm (9inch) search coil operating at high frequencies
  • New! Optional ELLIPTICAL search coil operating at high frequencies
  • New! V4.0 software FREE to download
  • New! Software application Go Detect

 

The MI-6 PINPOINTER

The new XP Pinpointer known as the MI-6 features: Rechargeable battery , Submersible up to 20 feet, Connection via radio link to the DEUS and more!.

The new XP Pinpointer known as the MI-6 features: Rechargeable battery, Submersible up to 20 feet, Connection via radio link to the DEUS and more!.

The new XP Pinpointer known as the MI-6, will have the following innovative features:

– Rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery

– Submersible up to 20 feet

– Connection via radio link to the DEUS with the following advantages (patents pending):

  • The audio signal from the pin pointer is transmitted directly to the DEUS remote control and headphones.
  • Anti -Interference system between the MI-6 and the DEUS: The Deus switches to Standby mode when MI-6 is activated and comes back to ON when the MI-6 is switched off.
  • The Deus display will automatically switch to the MI-6 display when the MI-6 is switched on.
  • The MI-6 has a very long battery life – Up to 90 hours.
  • Research mode is accessed from the DEUS V4 menu it recovers a lost MI-6.
  • If you lose your MI-6, you can locate it even if it is switched off….even after several weeks the alarm will sound.

The Deus menu will have a full range of MI-6 adjustments giving the operator full control such as :

  • · 50 levels of Sensitivity
  • · Sound mode : Pitch or Bleep
  • · Audio Tone Adjustments.
  • · Pinpointing – target zoom graph
  • · Research Mode to locate a lost MI-6
  • · On screen Battery Level indication
The Deus 4.0 menu will have a full range of MI-6 adjustments giving the operator full control!

The DEUS 4.0 menu will have a full range of MI-6 adjustments giving the operator full control!

New optional search coils: 22.5 high frequency & Elliptical HF

 Adding to the current coil range, these 2 new optional coils are specialized for hunting small targets in mineralized ground.

Adding to the current coil range, these 2 new optional coils are specialized for hunting small targets in mineralized ground.
  • These 2 new optional coils are specialized for hunting small targets in mineralized ground, they will expand the DEUS search coil range.
  • They will operate on 3 higher frequencies 15 KHZ, 30 KHZ or 55 KHZ far more efficient when searching for gold.
  • All coils will be supplied with a lithium battery with a higher capacity. The new battery is integrated into the lower stem tube and offer a longer battery life, which is especially useful when searching remote area’s with no available charging facilities.

 

SOFTWARE V.4.0

These latest additions can be found in the V 4.0 software:

  • Compatibility with MI-6 Pinpointer.
  • Compatibility with the 2 new optional high frequency search coils (15, 30 or 55 kHz).
  • Improved mineralization rejection.
  • Reactivity level 3 is more efficient.
  • A more versatile Reactivity level of 2.5.
  • Advanced Reactivity levels for program N°10 GOLDFIELD.
  • Improved identification on large iron targets.
  • Better ground tracking, now independent to the current Reactivity level.
  • Tones can be adjusted to reach 1000 Hz.
  • Target ID Normalization feature is now incorporated into the headphones.
  • Go Detect app for smartphones is now compatible with the DEUS, featuring a tracking display, user target information and their GPS coordinates.

As you know the DEUS uses highly advanced technology, which in turn offers high levels of performance. These new accessories and software updates will once again take the DEUS to a new level.

The DEUS technology is very different to many other products available on today’s market. However due to the technical aspects involved, time is needed to research and develop our products in order to maintain our very high standards.

A test phase will take place in October and November 2016, and then, we will be able to announce a launch date.

We would like to say thank you for your patience and for supporting XP!

FAQ:

Q: Should I wait for the new version 4.0 to be released before I buy a DEUS? I have been told there are changes to the electronic components. Will my current DEUS – coil-remote control-headphones be compatible with this next version or do I need to change them?

A : No the product hardware will be the same, the new V4.0 update is software only and will be downloadable for free, it will work with all previous DEUS! The original coils, headphones and remote control will work with the new version 4.0 update, although some new menu features will not be accessible unless the new accessories are connected.

Q: Will I have to move my DEUS to V4.0?

A: It is your choice, you can stay in version 2.0 or 3.2 if you want, but the Version 4.0 will be necessary to connect and run the new HF optional coil and Pinpointer.

Q : Can I use the XP MI-6 Pinpointer even if don’t own a DEUS?

A: Yes of course, the MI-6 can work alone like a traditional Pinpointer thanks to its speaker, vibrator, LED, 6 programs, 3 sensitivity levels, 2 audio modes.

Q: How do I make the Pinpointer communicate wirelessly with the DEUS ?

A: This is a simple process – Choose program number 7 on the Pinpointer, the speaker will then be disabled and the sound will be send automatically to the DEUS Remote or headphones. Also the pin pointer has a dedicated menu which appears instantaneously on the DEUS remote display when it is in operation.

The operator can make a full range of adjustments to the pin pointers sound and operation from the DEUS remote.

Q: Are there any other XP accessories to be released soon?

A: Nothing else is planned at the moment.

The optional Hoard Hunter 2 box system for the DEUS is currently delayed.

Archaeological Team and Detectorists Find Historic Roman Site in Hertfordshire, England

Keen Deus users Phil Kirk and Harvey Cross were out detecting one day in January 2013 when Harvey found a handle to a Roman jug and a top of a pot.

Phil Kirk with his XP DEUS metal detector in England.

Phil Kirk with his XP DEUS metal detector in England.

They searched the same area over several outings but nothing else was found except for a few poor quality Roman coins. Then one day in October 2014 Phil decided to go out detecting for a couple of hours while his wife was out shopping, he decided to go back to the original finds spot and try his luck again. He suddenly got a signal reading 97 on the Deus meter, he thought this could be iron, but the numbers were not bouncing the constant  97 made him curious so he dug… He went about 10” down to see the top of a round vessel, at first he thought it was a part of a tractor or farm machinery.

Finds uncovered in Hertfordshire, England recovery.

Finds uncovered in Hertfordshire, England recovery.

Recoveries included metal artifacts, remains of Roman shoes, coins, glass mosaic dishes, hexagonal bottles, a Patera thought to be used for pouring wine or blood.

Recoveries included metal artifacts, remains of Roman shoes, coins, glass mosaic dishes, hexagonal bottles, a Patera thought to be used for pouring wine or blood.

Holding some of the exciting discoveries in hand.

Holding some of the exciting discoveries in hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He then noticed there was more to it and could see the body of a vessel. Phil called his friend Harvey to ask for advice as he works for the local museum…The advice given was “be careful”.

Reviewing some of the exciting finds from the site.

Reviewing some of the exciting finds from the site.

The vessel was unearthed along with some other artifacts, the hole was carefully  filled in and the local archaeologists were informed. As a responsible detectorist Phil wanted to get professional help as he knew any further disturbance could possibly ruin the stratification of the site.

On the second dig with the archaeological team some fantastic finds were unearthed including metal artifacts, remains of Roman shoes, coins, glass mosaic dishes, hexagonal bottles, a Patera thought to be used for pouring wine or blood.

The glass mosaic dishes are a true work of art and believed to have been imported from Egypt.

Some of the craftsmanship used on the metal work was unbelievable, you can see a Roman soldier working, it looks very much like a world war 1 soldier.

The finds all appeared to be located in a large flint cairn very similar to the one in the left picture which confirmed this site was very high status indeed. On the right you can see some of the flints that had been removed. The site was dated to around 200 AD. All the artifacts are now with the museum and awaiting restoration and further tests.