Metal Detecting Imperial Coins in Central Russia (Story 16)

Meanwhile one of my hunting colleagues recovered a similar coin and was extremely happy. Other three could not find anything and started moving back towards the party.

My next coin find was the largest of all I had dug up by that moment. It was not uncommon coin to find, but still a desirable one among treasure hunters.

Large Size Russian Copper Coin Dug Up

This coin was 4.5cm in diameter.

18th Century Russian Coin

The Coin Before Cleaning

1789 5 Kopeks Uncleaned

1789 5 Kopeks, Tsarina Catherine II, after being cleaned

1789 5 Kopeks Tsarina Catherine II

NOTE: To learn the methods of cleaning the dug coins, you can visit my Cleaning and Preserving Coins page.

Within next hour, my last remaining partner got tired and finally gave up. I was by myself again, but stopped receiving the good signals. The party also died out, and everybody crawled inside their tents and were sound asleep.

As I assumed, this site had seen a metal detector before our arrival, and the productive spot which I hit by accident was the only spot untouched by previous visitors. Maybe that was where they parked their vehicles and did not bother to move them before leaving the site.

I covered as much area as possible before I got really cold in the wind. I decided to stay until I would get a good signal and then call it a night. The last signal I received turned out to be a bronze relic.

Medieval Bronze Relic Found

The Front and Back of Temporal Pendant, circa 16th Century

Early Russian Temporal Pendant


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