XP ORX Roman Gold

This metal detecting session started with a sunny day in Hampshire with near to perfect conditions. The fields were flat with a newly sprouting early barley crop.

As normal for me I set out with the #XPORX in coin fast with what I call “out of the box” settings.

XP ORX metal detector finds Chris a Roman Gold Ring
First impressions were that the ground was fairly stable so I  immediately switched to coin deep. And that was a big mistake ! – It felt like I was detecting in a hail storm, I tried various settings and finally ended up back on coin fast, Frequency -14.4Khz, Sensitivity – 95, Reactivity – 3, Discrimination – 5.5.Things were nice and settled although there was a fair bit of iron to be heard.

I started hearing people commenting on the amount of Roman grots they had found, I was getting a little despondent with my handful of buttons and scraps of bronze.

It was then after moving to a different section of the field my ORX gave a signal with a varying target ID from 65 -70 with a slight double bleep.

Roman Gold ring #metaldetectorfind

Assuming it was a shallow target I swept the ground with my boot only to find I had to dig !!
It took only 1 spade full to bring the target to the surface.

Gold Roman ring found with an XP ORX metal detector

I picked up what I thought was a piece of gold foil but the weight and shape quickly discounted my first thought, I brushed away the soil to see what my XP ORX metal detector had located – A very squashed 9.4gm Roman Gold ring !

Thanks to Chris from the XP ORX UK Facebook group for sharing this fantastic find, an XP T shirt and cap are on their way to you.

XP would love to hear from you please send in your XP metal detecting stories to Gary Blackwell at our media office –  gary@xpmetaldetectors.com
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