We received an email this morning from the finder of the South Warwickshire Hoard…
“Many Thanks to all at Regton.
As the finder of the South Warwickshire Hoard, which, after 3 long years within the Treasure Act process, is now proudly displayed in Warwick Museum. I wanted to inform you that this fantastic Hoard (1,146 Denarii 190 B.C. to 64 A.D. ) was found using an XP GoldMaxx Power, purchased from Regton around late 2007, this machine is the best I have ever used finding items with ease that other machines I’ve used would struggle to give a signal on (hot days, those tiny, surface fragments of poor quality metal, Roman brooch or pin). I’m certain that any machine would have found the Hoard nucleus, & the larger groups of coins, but it was the DEEP “stragglers” (some very valuable) that the Goldy excelled itself on. The soil in that area is extremely iron-rich, but the Goldy was locating them (running “Hot”), some coins on their side, at depths of 9″ plus, in settled soil. I think those sort of depths, given the conditions & intense July heat, are MORE than respectable. Other finds made with this incredible machine include a Porcupine Scaeat (not too many of these found in Warwickshire), & a 9mm Gold & Garnet Saxon “Mount” , itself subject to Treasure Act. regularly finding Minims on a site that other machines can’t find them on, too.
Thank you again, EXCELLENT Machine, great service & product knowledge from you as well.”