News and Views A round-up of this month’s news and stories from the world of metal detecting, including news from the NCMD, a detecting dog and several mysterious items that readers might be able to help identify.
Detecting for Veterans Jason Massey’s article explains the great work his charitable group does, together with testimonials from just some of the many people it has helped so far.
Coinage in Anglo-Saxon England In this latest article of the series, Richard Kelleher looks at the coins of Coenwulf of Mercia.
The Mask of Oceanus Rossen Iantchev finds a rare Roman mount resulting in a full archaeological excavation of the site.
The Detectorist’s Secret Weapon Gary Blackwell reminds us that confidence can be key.
Reader Finds A round-up of some of our readers’ recent finds.
Celtic Coin Values Details and sale prices of some of the beautiful Celtic coins sold by Chris Rudd Auctions in January.
Metal Detecting in Denmark Andres Dobat reports on the successful relationship fostered between detectorists, archaeologists and museums in Denmark.
Bishop in the Boot Spare time during lockdown led Steve Saunders to discover that a medieval monumental brass had been hiding in his junk box for three years!
A Family Reunion Willie Scott researches a plaque he found in Scotland and returns it to the family.
The Great Treasure Hunting Riots of 1904 Derek Tait explains how an unusual detecting find from Plymouth leads back to a newspaper competition from over a century ago.
More Detecting up the Dale Barrie Hardwick continues his searches in the beautiful countryside of Weardale.
Competition Win a Quest Q60 metal detector.
Silver Hoard and Solo Gold Mike George and his friend Danny Wright find a hoard of Roman denarii on a new permission.
Thank You for Sharing Donna Martin shares some of the responses,
information and identifications she has received based on her previous
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