News and Views
Hoard at Detectival! – Gary Cook reports on the first ever Spring Detectival, including an amazing hoard of hammered gold and silver medieval coins.
The Mudlark Treasures of Nick Stevens – Jason Sandy interviews fellow mudlark Nick Stevens and presents some of Nick’s favourite finds.
A Tale of Two Cities – Read Richard Aronowitz-Mercer’s wonderful account of detecting in Oxford and Cambridge over the years.
Introducing the Finds Liaison Officers – This month, meet Lydia Prosser, FLO for Lancashire and Cumbria and see some of her favourite finds.
A Hoard of Hammerd – After a few years’ break, Paul Swannack returns to detecting and hits the jackpot in Wiltshire!
Fair Fields and Foul – Denise Moncaster winkles out some interesting finds from amongst the lead.
A Detecting Life – Derek Critoph looks back at his detecting history through the decades, from his very first home-made detector to the latest Minelab Equinox.
From Spain to Romania – Alex Stoican is on the hunt for German WW2 relics in Romania.
Double-Headed Eagles Inspired by a gold ring – Gordon Bailey looks at the history of the double-headed eagle motif.
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Benet’s Roman Artefacts follows the same format as previous editions of Benet’s but is purely focused on the Roman period.
This superb artefact identifier and price guide contains over 1300 Roman artefacts in full colour (the majority we have never published before). With up-to-date prices, Benet’s is the must have guide for identification and valuations. The prices quoted are based upon first hand knowledge and experience of the antiquities market as well as recent actual sale prices.
Contents include: Brooches, Belt Accessories, Chariot Fittings, Domestic Items, Knives & Accessories, Mounts & Plaques, Jewellery, Pendants, Rings & Statuettes.
Spink Coins of England and the United Kingdom 54th Edition 2019
(Includes both pre and post decimal volumes)
Coins of England and the United Kingdom remains the only reference work which features every major coin type from Celtic to the present day 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.
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.