News and Views This month’s news and stories from the world of metal detecting include some particularly wonderful finds from Shropshire and fascinating tales of research.
Reader Finds A showcase of some of our readers’ recent finds.
XP ORX Secrets Revealed Gary Blackwell gives some hints and tips on to get the most out of the XP ORX.
Coinage in Anglo-Saxon England: Offa and the Rise of Mercia – Part 1 Richard Kelleher looks at the importance and variety of the coinage of King Offa in the 8th century.
Detecting on the Glorious Isle Julian Whittaker shares some of the numerous finds made over recent years on the Isle of Wight.
The Tale of Three Meadows David Stuckey presents some of the many coins found by his friend Terry in Hertfordshire.
Friends of Corfe Rally 2019 Malcolm Potter reviews this great charity event and presents some of the finds made.
My Final Favourite Finds In the final instalment of the series, Roman talks through his favourite and most interesting finds from Suffolk.
Hurricane Hits Essex Read Julian Evan-Hart’s account of unearthing the of a WWII aircraft from an Essex field.
Identifying and Dating Pottery – Part 2: The Prehistoric Period Richard Hemery’s series continues with a look at how to identify pottery dating back to 4000 BC.
Auction Round-Up A selection of some of the lots sold at TimeLine Auctions recent sale, including many detecting finds.
Club Round-Up Some of the best items on the finds tables around the country this month.
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The Staffordshire Hoard: An Anglo-Saxon Treasure
The Staffordshire hoard was discovered by a metal detectorist in 2009 and consisted of over 3500 items, making it the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver treasure ever found.
This beautiful new book tells the story of the hoard’s discovery, acquisition and the six-year research project that pieced its fragments back together, identified them and explored their manufacture. Key chapters discuss the decoration and meaning of the hoard’s intricate ornaments, the techniques of the Anglo-Saxon craftsmen, the religious and historical background together with the hoarding practice in Britain and Europe, to place this exceptional hoard in context.
The beautiful photographs and illustrations reconstruct the fragments to show how they would have originally been used.
640 pages, Hardback. £45.00
Coins of England and the United Kingdom remains the only reference work which features every major coin type from Celtic to decimaisation in 1971 with accurate market values for every coin type listed.
It is an essential guide for beginners, serious numismatists and anyone interested in British Coinage. As with every new edition, all sections of the catalogue have been carefully checked by the specialists at Spink and the prices of the coins have been updated to reflect current market conditions.
The reference numbers used are recognized world-wide and are quoted by all of the leading auction houses and dealers.
Well illustrated in colour, listing every type and date of British coins from Celtic times to decimalisation in 1971.
Fully revised and updated. Valuations for up to three grades in British £.
Hardback, Pre Decimal volume, 210mm x 150mm, £30.00 - Published December 2019
Possibly the most comprehensive finds identification book ever published.
An illustrated guide to metal detecting and archaeological finds.
The Team at the British Museum and the Portable Antiquities Scheme have spent years collating, identifying and photographing finds from the Stone Age through to the 20th century, and for the first time, this book pulls together a selection of the most interesting items in one beautiful volume. Lavishly illustrated with thousands of photographs, this book not only helps to identify the artefacts but puts them in context and offers detailed information on each object.