Metal Detecting Medieval Sites - Recovering More Old Coins (Story 3)

After having rested a little, I left the field and walked over the plateau and down toward the river-bed. There was a vast area between the plateau and the old river-bed marked by the tree line.

Metal detecting Site


Not much time was left for treasure hunting as Dima and his cousin had to get back to Kiev before dark. I decided to metal detect my way towards the car parked under the trees.


A Lot of Ground to Cover with a Metal Detector

Metal Detecting Location


I saw the pottery fragments here and there embedded in the soil.

Ancient Ceramics on the Ground


When I got closer to the road, I receive a silver signal again and dug up a small silver coin.

Silver Coin Found


1657 1 Solidus (minted during Swedish occupation, 1621-1721, in Riga, Livonia)

1657 1 Solidus, Livonia

The Coin's Legend on Obverse (whatever is visible): GVSTAV.D.G.REX.. - Crowned CG monogram in inner circle.
The Coin's Legend on Reverse: SOLIDVS.LIVONIA.


Not far from that spot, I got another solid signal which was produced by a copper coin.

Medieval Copper Coin Found


1659 1 Solidus (minted under the rule of the King Johann Casimir, 1649-1668)

1659 1 Solidus, King Johann Casimir


After I crossed the road, I recovered an iron tool that was hard to either ID or date.

Iron Tool


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