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Discussion in 'PM's - Coins - Numis - Base Metals' started by Irons, Jan 22, 2012.



  1. smooth

    smooth Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I thought this thread got the ax a long time ago. Where do I sign up to become a GIM2 moderator? Certainly there are some rules being broken here....
     
  2. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Poor dumb fecker.

    British tourist held in Turkish prison after being arrested at airport with coins he found while snorkelling

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    A British father was arrested in front of his family at a Turkish airport after trying to bring home 13 historic bronze coins he found while snorkelling on holiday.

    Toby Robyns, 52, was arrested at Bodrun airport on Turkey’s Aegean coast and could face up to five years in prison if convicted of trying to take artifacts out of the country.

    Mr Robyns, an ambulance driver from Southwick, West Sussex, told police he had no idea it was against the law to take the coins.


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    Gold coins found on the ocean floor in Turkey by divers. File picture Credit: Rex Features
    Police said the coins were 800 years old and were found when Mr Robyns put his luggage through an X-ray machine at the airport.

    Mr Robyns’ wife, Heidi, and two young sons returned to the UK while he was reportedly taken to a prison in Milas, around 30 miles away.

    Mrs Robyns declined to comment when reached at the family home near Brighton. The family had been on a two-week summer holiday in Bodrun

    Mr Robyns has not been charged with a crime but is likely to be held in prison until prosecutors make a decision.

    Turkey’s judicial system is on an August break, meaning that Mr Robyns could face several weeks in prison before any decision is made.

    He appeared before a magistrate’s court the day after his arrest but will need to appear before a higher court if he is charged. He could face between three and five years in prison if convicted of smuggling historical artifacts, according to the BirGun newspaper.

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    Milas Prison in Turkey, where Toby Robyns is being held Credit: Google Street View
    Mr Robyns was snorkelling near the island of Yassi Ada off of Bodrun. The island is sometimes called “a ship’s graveyard” because of the number of wrecks that litter the waters around it.

    Of the dozens of sunken ships the most famous is a 4th century Roman wreck that ran into a reef near the island. Jugs, dishes and lamps were all found onboard.

    The area was rocked by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake on August 8 and it is possible that the coins found in shallow waters by Mr Robyns had been dislodged the tremors.


    The Foreign Office said it was helping in the case. “We are assisting a British man following his arrest in Bodrum, and remain in contact with his family and the Turkish authorities.”

    Tim Loughton, the MP for East Worthing & Shoreham he was “helping with the case of Toby Robyns and liaising with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office”.

    James Stoneham, a family friend, told The Sun: “They are accusing him of taking Turkish artefacts which he was obviously unaware of.

    “It was a huge shock for everybody. This was harmless fun on a holiday you’ve enjoyed — and now he has been put in prison. He’s going to have to be held for possibly a month.”

    Mr Stoneham added: “He found a number of coins among the rocks and sand. When he went to get his flight home they dragged him off and searched his hand luggage.


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  3. oldgaranddad

    oldgaranddad Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

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    Ah! Yes. Turkey is intent on destroying what's left of their tourism trade.

    If they were smart they'd drop charges in return for him making a PSA.
     
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  4. GOLDBRIX

    GOLDBRIX God,Donald Trump,most in GIM2 I Trust. OTHERS-meh Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    Key Word O.G.D. - "IF"
    This is a country that is becoming devout Moozie . Kafir / Infidels get treated harshly compared to the average Moozie.
     
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  5. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Found a nice cut Sunday and got a crap sandwich! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Ridiculous, 925 silver inlay and 9 real diamonds set in shiny worthless tungsten carbide. Looks expensive for a junk ring.
    My wife is going to wear it on her middle finger until it falls off somewhere and is lost again.

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  6. hammerhead

    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    Quiet year for you, Irons. Been out much? I still have yet to get my new stick wet. Was thinking about taking a walk to beach this afternoon but never made it.
     
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  7. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    I get out once or twice a week but I haven't hunted very hard since spring. I have some damn tendon issues in my right elbow again and it's been bothering me since June.
    Otherwise I have been working on my houses and vehicles and pretty much been doing the chores I have put off the last 5 years in favor of treasure hunting.
    Brakes, sprockets and chains and tires on the motorcycles. Roof work, painting, T-111 siding repair etc. My next trick will be stripping and painting vinyl siding.

    Shit catches up after a while. I look forward to getting all this done and getting back to 98% irresponsible behavior!

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  8. hammerhead

    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    Being an adult takes up a lot of play time.
     
  9. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Yeah, feck all that man.

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    Don't ax it yet, I just found it.
     
  11. mayhem

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    Way to much as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    mayhem Другая перспектива Silver Miner Site Supporter

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    I found it a while ago, but decided not to waste one of the few days I have left reading from the beginning. So I started tonite, the past post are gone.
     
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  13. Silver Buck

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    Wait, this... 'thing'... still lives?
     
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    latemetal Platinum Bling Platinum Bling

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    spinalcracker On a mail train. Silver Miner Site Supporter

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    Sir Irons , where is your assistant , Mr Bungaman? Did he get a regular job or something? Did he move back in with Brother Smooth?...
    I miss that little fecker and all his mischievous behavior....
    Not to mention his obsession with sheep.....(:
     
  16. smooth

    smooth Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I cant speak for Irons But I havent seen either of those delinquents since they robbed me blind and took off for Vegas.....
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  17. hammerhead

    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    I would have thought Irons realized what a trouble maker Bungadude was and tossed his ass off the edge of the earth. Waiting for the sequel to come out that explains the original.
     
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  18. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Yep. That was a good day! Bungaman brought 2 chicks home and Muttons brought me a Gold coin! aarock.gif

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  19. smooth

    smooth Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    That was fun shit, Bunga got around man.....

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  20. hammerhead

    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    Good thing HE wasn't driving the van.
     
  21. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Bungaman is Nationwide. . . aarock.gif


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  22. hammerhead

    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    He must be the one responsible for setting ticket prices for ZZTop. Been hearing them a lot on radio so thought they may be coming to the area. Close, but at $168.00 for a ticket to see them inside a ballroom is redicerous.
     
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  23. spinalcracker

    spinalcracker On a mail train. Silver Miner Site Supporter

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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Zed Size doesn't count! Midas Member

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    I figure this is some sort of childhood reversion thing that happens with age, you know he's playing in mud again, eventually he'll start chasing Girls in nappies again. You know that is if he isn't already, just humour the old bugger he'll be fine. Machines that go beep, sheesh!
     
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    the_shootist The war is here on our doorstep! Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    Bless you for posting this sir!
     
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    I'm personally glad this thread is still alive...it's definitely entertaining to see Iron's posts and all the replies. When it cools off here in the Panhandle, I'm gonna get my AT Pro out to the beach and do some swinging myself....
     
  28. spinalcracker

    spinalcracker On a mail train. Silver Miner Site Supporter

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    Me too!......maybe.

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    I don't think I told this story here yet, so here goes. This was August of 2015................. aarock.gif

    It was supposed to rain, then it wasn't so I went to the lake anyway. Good thing I did it was sunny with no wind for once.
    I was working the water right up to my neck because waves had kept me from getting out that deep for several weeks.
    So I got a really nice hit although it was only a 47 on the readout and Gold is mostly in the 50's and 60's. What the heck probably a chunk of a pork and beans can or other trash. I get it in the scoop just as this lady I had talked to last week came putt putting up on her jet ski to talk.

    She is very nice and asked some of the most intelligent questions I have ever gotten from a depositor. So we're talking and I have the scoop down under the water at my waist breaking up a chunk of marl with my hand. Then I feel a ring slip over my fingertip so I calmly moved the whole mess into the junk pocket of my pouch and grab a pull tab out and put that in my scoop. Then I finish breaking up the marl, shake out the scoop and bring it up to the surface. Dangit a pull tab! We both laugh and she goes putting away.

    Now I know I got a ring but haven't seen it. There are people around so I can't look. Rats! Try to forget about it and move on.
    Once I had wandered away I pull it out and look at it under the water aaand about have a heart stroke. [​IMG]

    I move the ring to the hidden pocket and try to keep hunting but it's no use. Mind is blown. If you have never been surprised by a cluster of real diamonds just under the surface of clear water in the bright sunshine I can assure you it pretty much destroys further concentration.

    So there it is. Upon doing a little research I have an old Art Deco era men's diamond cluster ring. 1920's give or take a few years.
    8 grams of 18k white Gold with 7 approx 3 mm round old European cut diamonds so approx .8 carats give or take a .mm and a .carat

    I drove it down to an old jeweler in grand rapids for an appraisal, that is posted too. The diamonds in this ring are freaking spectacular!
    And it fits like it was custom made for me so I kept it.

    Thanks for looking and good hunting out there folks! [​IMG]


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    yawning.jpg

    TOO MUCH?
     
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    Zed Size doesn't count! Midas Member

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    Nice score old fella!

    Now tell us some hot nappy stories!
     
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    Zed Size doesn't count! Midas Member

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    ZZ Top called, that beard isn't regulation length. They are issuing a notice of demand that it be grown longer!
     
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    Brother Zed , It's the Seasick Steve look...

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    I'm back in the doghouse and I don't know why.....

     
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    Zed Size doesn't count! Midas Member

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    Didn't even know he was a thang!
     
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    Never heard of Him, I liked it!
     
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