News and Views This month’s news and stories from the world of metal detecting including some great research into a police constable’s cap badge, a WWII mess tin and a blackbird’s leg ring, together with finds of two unique coins.
Simplex+ Field Test Adrian Gayler tests the new machine from Nokta Makro.
Anglo-Saxon Stunner Ross Watson discovers a stunning gold sword pommel cap on his Scottish permission.
Introducing the Finds Liaison Officers Frank Basford, FLO for the Isle of Wight.
Face to Face with the Past Denise Moncaster revisits a favourite site after a few years’ break and unearths a selection of interesting items.
Past Tears to Present Smiles Julian Evan-Hart presents a selection of lead toys found by metal detectorists.
Winchester Finds Through the Ages Jeremy de Montfalcon continues to report back on the fantastic finds of Winchester detectorist, Alan Cracknell.
New Permission, Old Treasure Ian Bailey and his wife Liz search a new permission and find a beautiful medieval gold lovers’ brooch.
Sadness and Joy Paul McTaggart researches a Victorian mourning ring with fascinating results.
Auction Round-Up A summary of some of the wonderful lots sold in the TimeLine Auctions saleroom.
Reader Finds A showcase of some of our readers’ recent finds.
Detectival 2019 A round-up of the UK’s biggest detecting rally, including some great new product launches.
The Rodney Cook Memorial Rally A look at some of the great finds made at this year’s event held near Bath.
Club Round-Up Some of the best items on the finds tables around the country this month.
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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.