News and Views This month’s news and stories from the world of metal includes a look at mysterious coin balls, a hammered hoard and an unusual Celtic horse / giraffe!
The Portable Antiquities Scheme Annual Report 40 page supplement highlighting the work of the PAS team and some of the most notable finds recorded during 2018.
Our Hibernian Hoard Paul Reynard and his friend Michael Gwynne discover a stunning hoard of Edward VI and Charles I coins in Northern Ireland.
Reader Finds A showcase of some of our readers’ recent finds.
Blue Feather for a Blue Stone Adrian Gayler finds a stunning gold medieval bishop’s ring.
A Novice’s First Year Moira Merryweather displays some interesting finds from her first year of metal detecting, showing that even beginners can find some fascinating history.
A Time for Dinosaurs Steve Pulley fills his time whilst waiting for the harvest by hunting for dinosaur bones on the Isle of Wight.
More of My Favourite Finds Roman Ron continues his series of articles with a look at some of the coins and artefacts that have emerged over the years from two of his favourite sites in East Anglia.
Auction Round-Up This month’s selection of auction lots includes many found by detectorists in the UK.
Team Garrett Jolly Pirates England Tour 2019 Gary Smith reports back from the USA’s Team Garrett’s recent detecting trip to the UK, with lots of fun and some great finds.
Bugles, Eagles and Bayonets Daniel and Michele of RMA search a World War I battle ground deep in Romania’s Carpathian mountains.
Club Round-Up Some of the best items on the finds tables around the country this month.
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The Staffordshire Hoard: An Anglo-Saxon Treasure
The Staffordshire hoard was discovered by a metal detectorist in 2009 and consisted of over 3500 items, making it the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver treasure ever found.
This beautiful new book tells the story of the hoard’s discovery, acquisition and the six-year research project that pieced its fragments back together, identified them and explored their manufacture. Key chapters discuss the decoration and meaning of the hoard’s intricate ornaments, the techniques of the Anglo-Saxon craftsmen, the religious and historical background together with the hoarding practice in Britain and Europe, to place this exceptional hoard in context.
The beautiful photographs and illustrations reconstruct the fragments to show how they would have originally been used.
640 pages, Hardback. £45.00
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
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.