Striking Saxon Gold In this second article, Chris Kutler uses a very ingenious raking technique to scour the site of his previous Saxon gold coin finds, with impressive results.
Hunting the Hoard Mike George enlists the help of a digger to excavate the site of a Roman hoard.
Let’s Get Hammered Gary Blackwell shares some tips on how to improve your chances of finding those elusive hammered coins.
Chasing Rainbows Denise Moncaster and her trusty Laser Rapier manage to unearth another great selection of interesting finds.
Celtic Coin Values Details and sale prices of beautiful Celtic coins sold recently by Chris Rudd Auctions.
A Bowl of Saints An unusual object unearthed by Roger in a Hertfordshire field turns out to be a very rare 13th century cremation bowl.
In Search of Giants Derek Tait investigates the history around some of the most famous chalk drawings spread across the UK and researches metal detecting finds nearby.
The Enigmatic Moustache Mounts, pommels or chapes? Andy Goldson examines the origins of these copper-alloy moustaches.
Musket Balls to Figurines Gary Malloy turns his lead dross finds into art.
Auction Round-Up A selection of lots sold at TimeLine Auctions’ recent sale.
News and Views Some great finds and fascinating research are featured this month, including stunning gold coins, a very rare Bronze Age sickle and a most unusual hoard.
Reader Finds A round-up of some of our readers’ recent finds.
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The second book in the Finds Identified series, this volume focuses on dress fittings and ornaments, the most common artefacts found by metal detectorists. Beautifully illustrated, with thousands of photographs of over 1300 artefacts, this book provides an essential guide to identifying metal detecting finds.
As with the first book, the objects are organised on a thematic basis, with similar types shown together, allowing you to see how various types of artefacts have evolved through the ages.
Brooches, Pins & Bodkins, Buckles, Belt Clasps,
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& Chatelaines, Strap Ends, Button and Loop
Fasteners and Toggles, Sleeve Clasps, Hooked
Tags and Dress Hooks, Buttons and Cufflinks, Lace
Tags, Torcs and Necklaces, Beads, Pendants, Rings,
Bracelets and Finger Rings, Earrings, Spurs, Badges
300+ pages, A4, Hardback. 1,300+ artefacts
3,000+ colour photographs £30.00
This superb artefact identifier and price guide ranges from the Stone Age through to the Tudor period - Benet’s is the must have guide for identification & 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: Stone Age, Bronze Age, Celtic & Iron Age, Roman, Anglo Saxon, Viking, Norman, Medieval, Tudor and Post Tudor – with artefacts covering Axe heads, Spears, Swords, Daggers, Brooches, Pendants, Rings, Jewellery, Buckles, Horse Fittings, Pommels, Thimbles, Seals and many more.
Benet’s 3rd Edition - 3,000 images, A5, Hardback, 864 pages 2014
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Coins of England and the United Kingdom remains the only reference work which features every major coin type from Celtic to decimalisation 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 2020