News and Views A look at this month’s news and stories from the world of metal detecting including some great lead token finds and research, golden beach finds and several intriguing coins.
Reader Finds A round-up of some of our readers’ recent finds.
A Perfect Permission Donna Martin gains a fabulous new permission in the famous horse racing area of Newmarket in Suffolk.
From Start to Success Paul Shrubb recounts his experiences of starting up a new metal detecting club.
Fishing for Finds Julian Evan-Hart looks back on happy times spent hunting for different kinds of treasure.
Anglo-Saxon Treasure Jamie Harcourt unearths a stunning gold and garnet sword mount from his Norfolk permission which bears a striking resemblance to objects found in the nearby Sutton Hoo excavations.
My Granny and Other Memories Revisiting childhood haunts leads Alistair Milne to make some interesting finds.
Detecting the Bounds David Villanueva explores the merits of detecting village boundaries where all sorts of activity has taken place over the years.
Celtic Coin Values Details and sale prices of beautiful Celtic coins sold recently by Chris Rudd Auctions.
Rare Crupper Bells Gordon Bailey returns to one of his favourite topics and looks at the history of these giant old bells.
Taynton MDC’s Exceptional Artefacts Mick James shares a selection of the amazing finds made by the club over the past years and challenges other clubs to do the same.
Auction Round-Up A selection of lots sold at TimeLine Auctions’ recent sale
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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,
Strap Fittings, Belt Hooks & Purses, Girdle Hangers
& 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
£30.00 - UK Post free!
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