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.
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.