Metal Detecting Medieval Sites - Time To See the King (Story 3)

The coin seemed to be similar to the previous one.

Silver Coin Recovered


1624 6 Groschen

1624 6 Groschen, Sigismund III


The Date

Coin Detail - Date


I found one more silver coin within next 20 minutes.

Another Silver Coin Found


Medieval Silver Coin


1624 3 Poltorak

1624 3 Poltorak, Sigismund III


By that moment, the sun made my detector's display black so I decided to give it some rest.

Minelab Explorer II Metal Detector


I myself was exhausted from the heat and excitement - five valuable silver coins were recovered from one spot, a "silver triangle"! First I thought that the coins represented a so-called "coin scatter" - an indicator of a coin cache buried underneath (read my article on Recovery of A Coin Cache in the Field).

But that was not the case this time because all the coins I found were at the same depth, no coins were present either on the surface or deeper in the ground. I depleted the entire "silver triangle" of coins and, while searching the area along the perimeter outside the triangle, found nothing but a recently dug hole - that was where I recovered a gold medallion the night before! It was funny to realize that I had already visited this "hot" spot before actually discovering it.


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