Part I - Metal Detecting at the Swedish Tavern Site, page 28

Digging Up Swedish Halvöring and Russian Denga Coins

While scanning the ground for the next "interesting" signal, I let the "thinking locomotive" gain a full speed. ...If to assume that this advanced E-Trac has its limits, and I'm sure it does, further research and experimentation will be conducted by the Minelab specialists to improve the current technology, i.e. to increase the E-Trac's capabilities and... My E-Trac received another signal!

My Coin-Find #8

A Copper Coin Unearthed

On the first visit here, I was wondering why there were no Russian coins lost (and found) at this location. I actually visualized a moment of recovering at least a Russian 1 Denga coin. So now it was a moment of materialization of my thought - the two-headed Imperial Russian eagle was "looking" at me from the coin's obverse!

Russian Imperial Coin Detected

Russian 1730 1 Denga, minted under the rule of Empress Anna of Russia

Russian 1730 Denga Coin

OBVERSE: Eagle in plain field
REVERSE: Value DENGA and date 1730 on cartouche;
EDGE: Wire-gauzed
COIN DIAMETER: 25mm
COIN WEIGHT: 8,19g
COIN METAL: Copper (Cu)
MINTS: Ekaterinburg and Moscow

I instantly remembered which coin I had been wishing to find for a while. At the majority of metal detecting sites in this region, so far we had found mostly the Russian coins, with a few Swedish copper coins in between. And I always had one question in mind: why would not we find the silver Swedish coins, not hammered, but the minted ones of the late 17th-early 18th centuries?

I had not thought of one particular coin. I only pictured the moment of its recovery and approximately its age - 300 years old. I guessed now I should picture it since this site perfectly qualified for containing such a coin.

It was not the first time my thought materialized. Many times before, I badly wanted to find a certain coin - this was a necessary condition: having a TRUE desire for an object (though it does not come easily!), then I would visualize the moment of that coin's discovery - a second necessary condition, and in a short while, "voilà!" - the coin was lying in dirt in front of me!.. Now, oh well, just a copper coin showed up in the mucky dirt.

My Coin-Find #9

Old Copper Coin Found

Swedish 1666 1/6 Öre Coin after Being Washed in a Puddle

Swedish 1/6 Ore Coin

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