There was once a village here. How many coins are under your feet?

When you do this sort of searching, a lot of questions start going through your mind: What sort of stuff do people leave behind? Where do their things go? What sort of things have they gathered throughout their lives? Where do whole epochs and generations of peoples’ belongings actually go? Answers to these questions do not always need to be philosophical: they can often be answered by a metal detector. 

How many coins are under your feet?

On a really nice spring day, my fellow searchers and I went in search of what used to be a village 100 years ago. And sure enough, the finds came quickly, once we managed to localize the place.

Coins of Tsarist Russia

The day’s finds. Photo by Apolon

During one day, I found coins that spanned several eras, starting from Tsarist Russia to the Soviet Union. The find I consider most interesting was this silver coin with a nominal of 50 kopecks (1925) from the USSR.

50 kopecks of the USSR

50 kopecks of the USSR.. Photo by Apolon

50 kopecks of the USSR

50 kopecks of the USSR. Photo by Apolon

Another amazing find was this huge, imperial, copper coin with a face value of 3 kopecks. It also turned out to be a pretty rare coin.

Royal Three Kopecks

Royal Three Kopecks.  Photo by Apolon

After cleaning the coins later at home, the condition of the coin was still not very good. This isn’t a surprise, as all the chemicals in the ground have changed it completely over 50 years.

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Royal Three Kopecks

Royal Three Kopecks.  Photo by Apolon

Royal Three Kopecks

Royal Three Kopecks.  Photo by Apolon

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