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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....
 

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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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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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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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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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This is a country that is becoming devout Moozie . Kafir / Infidels get treated harshly compared to the average Moozie.
 

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Found a nice cut Sunday and got a crap sandwich!


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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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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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.
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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Don't ax it yet, I just found it.
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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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.....(:
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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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.....(:
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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I cant speak for Irons But I havent seen either of those delinquents since they robbed me blind and took off for Vegas.....
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.
Yep. That was a good day! Bungaman brought 2 chicks home and Muttons brought me a Gold coin!
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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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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....
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.................
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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.


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!



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GOLD #23 & 24 2017

First I hurt my elbow repairing my roof Labor day then life got busy for a while!

Got back to the beach today and it was my second time using my new NEL Thunder coil. Took a little getting used to but wow, what a great coil! Light weight, cuts the water well and hits hard and deep. I think it's every bit as deep as the NEL Attack I have been using the past couple years. It is much more precise though, it picks through iron and trash like a small coil. Very cool!

I knew it was going to be a good day when I saw chunks of rock and concrete at the waters edge. It just got better after that.


Thanks for looking! You too Smoothie!
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GOLD #25 & 26 2017

First time I found a working watch!
I have found dozens of watches but once they go through a winter in the water here the ice has destroyed them.
Too bad I'm not a watch guy it's pretty nice! If anybody wants it let me know I'll mail it to you. The band is small (on me) but I'm sure a store that sells watches can add a link.

Thought I had 3 Gold rings today until I looked at hallmarks and the one had .925/18k GP. Bummer but still a great day in the sunny cold! The real Gold rings are both 3.8 grams 14k. It was cold today too holy shit! My fingers kept freezing for the first 20 or so minutes then they were fine.

Thanks for looking folks, I appreciate it!
(you too Smooth ya crabby feck!)
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I think you have a future as a spokesman for Fossil watches. Just like Timex... it takes a Michigan winter and keeps on ticking!
 

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I think you have a future as a spokesman for Fossil watches. Just like Timex... it takes a Michigan winter and keeps on ticking!
Oh there isn't any ice yet, once frozen into an iceberg they are shot. Here is a nice Lake Michigan shore iceberg!
I go hunting in this as soon as the main lake ice clears. Usually some of the best Gold hunting is right after ice out.

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