Part I - Metal Detecting at the Swedish Tavern Site, page 18

Unearthing a "Toothed" Coin

My next coin-find puzzled me a little. It was the 1/6 Öre coin and looked normal at first.

Another Copper Coin Was Unearthed

After I cleaned the dirt off the coin, I noticed three sharp teeth nicked on the coin's edge with some forcible tool.

Sweden 1666 1/6 Ore Coin

Who did this and for what purpose remains a mystery to me. And I would love to know what hand tool could notch the coin so delicately in the 17th century?

1666 1/6 Öre Coin with Sharp Teeth

Toothed Coin

Meanwhile the sun was about to disappear from the horizon.

Sunset

Nikolai and I put on our headlamps and continued to search for more coins at the spots where the grass was short or flattened. Now we were searching these spots in directions that were perpendicular to the previous ones. This simple technique allowed us to hear and dig the questionable signals that we had not heard before. And there were still coins buried in the ground.

My Seventh Coin-Find

Old Coin Detected

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