Part II: Revisiting the "Virgin" Site of Swedish Tavern, page 54

Metal Detecting Old Russian Copper Coins

At that moment, I only moved to a spot which was in close proximity to the rail road - that was where the outskirts of an ancient village used to be. During previous hunts, a nice silver signet ring, circa 18-19th century, was recovered at this spot. On the other hand, the "younger" coins would be also present here. I was not interested in the 18th-19th century coins as much as in coins of the 17th century and older. My concerns came to the fore when I unearthed a coin...

Copper Coin Found

...and then read its date.

Small Russian Coin Detected

Russian 1734 1 Polushka

1734 Polushka, Russian Empress Anna

Moving further, I got excited a little when I noticed an edge of a large copper coin which had been enclosed inside a lump of dirt taken out of hole.

A Large Copper Coin Was Located

While recovering this large coin, I was hoping for the best - either 1 Öre or 2 Öre copper. These two denominations of Swedish kopparmynt (KM) coins were still on my list of specie to be found... But they would remain on my list longer because this coin was just another Russian specimen and in poor condition.

Minelab E-Trac Search Coil & Dug Coin

After I cleaned the coin, It did not look better than on the following picture.

Russian 2 Kopecks, Empress Elizabeth (1741-1761)

A russian Coin in Bad Condition

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