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Treasure Hunting magazine


News and Views A round up of this month’s news and stories from the world of metal detecting, including several stunning gold rings, a mysterious enamelled disc and a scattered Roman hoard.
Identifying Medieval Coins In this first article of a new series, Carl Savage explains what to look for to identify English Short Cross coins.
Hammered Hoard Happiness Brian Gray and his friend Michael uncover a hoard of hammered pennies near Alnwick.
A Tale of Three Parts Chris Lawson’s new permission in Lancashire produces many coins and artefacts, including an amazing medieval reliquary pendant.
Minelab Multi-IQ Technology In this fascinating article, Craig Allison explains how Minelab’s new multi-frequency technology works and how it differs from traditional VLF detectors.
Flints, Fossils and Fortunate Finds John Keen shares his love of the many flints he has found whilst metal detecting, plus some other treasures he has collected along the way.
Reader Finds A showcase of some of our readers’ recent finds.
Casting Bronze Axe-Heads Ian Bailey takes us through the process of casting replicas of two Bronze Age axe-heads he found last year.
Toil and Stubble Alison Harrington fights her way through the stubble to make many interesting finds.
Auction Round-Up A selection of lots sold at TimeLine Auctions’ recent sale.
My Detecting Journey Ian Harrison talks about detecting with his dad and some lovely finds made in the North West of England.
The Thrill of Gold Coins Julian Evan-Hart presents a selection of beautiful gold coins, covering a period of approximately 2150 years, found by readers of Treasure Hunting.
Club Round-Up Some of the best items on the finds tables around the country this month.


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Benet's Artefacts

This 3rd Edition of Benet's Artefacts has over 3000 photographs in full colour with all prices fully updated.
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
£30.00 - UK Post free!

Coins of England 2020

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

Finds Identified

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.


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