News and Views A look at this month’s news and stories from the world of metal detecting, including some rare Roman coins, an inventive way of dealing with the dreaded stubble and some beautiful golden finds.
Reader Finds A round-up of some of our readers’ recent finds.
Hidden Valley Treasures Mark Vine and his detecting partners make some wonderful finds from their site steeped in Civil War history.
One Hundred and Ten Detectors and Forty Years Later Richard Illand returns to the hobby after a break of four decades and makes a phenomenal amount of finds on his Yorkshire permissions.
Identifying Medieval Coins In his third article of the series, Carl Savage explains how to identify the earlier coinage of Edward I (1279-1301).
My Favourite Finds Gordon Bailey presents some of the many finds he has made over the years, including rare forgeries and an impressive collection of dog leash swivels.
Hoards and Seal Rings John Parry revisits the site of a Roman hoard and unearths a lovely intaglio ring.
From Birmingham to Bush Steven Maher shares how his metal detecting exploits in Queensland, Australia, help with his PTSD battle.
Eve of Destruction Denise Moncaster doesn’t let the local wildlife prevent her from getting out and unearthing a selection of interesting coins and artefacts.
Lost Viking Skirmish Site? The discovery of several Anglo-Saxon and Viking artefacts on his permission leaves Nick Pane wondering just what events might have occurred here in the past.
Celtic Coin Values Details and sale prices of some of the beautiful Celtic coins sold by Chris Rudd Auctions in March.
A Stunning Tudor Ring Simon Wildman’s previously unproductive field suddenly gives up its treasure.
My Golden Ring Trio Pete Jackson’s first two years of detecting with his Minelab E-Trac yield an impressive haul.
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