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Earl of Montgomery’s vervel declared treasure

A 17th Century heraldic vervel (hawking ring) was declared Treasure last week.

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Lindsey hoard is declared Treasure

Last Friday (August 13th), a hoard of coins stashed in the reign of Charles I during the English Civil War was been declared treasure

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Medieval Treasure hoard donated to museum

A hoard of 15 silver coins, found on 10 November 2020 on a hillside in Dursley, Gloucestershire, was declared Treasure

Welsh finds declared Treasure

Three Welsh finds from the Bronze Age and medieval periods were declared Treasure last week

Medieval Silver Disc Brooch

Anglo-Saxon silver disc brooch declared Treasure

Detectorist Iain Sansome has two recent finds declared Treasure

Bronze Age axes

Bronze Age tools declared as Treasure

Last week, this hoard of Bronze Age tools was declared treasure. The objects were found during an organised metal detecting

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Sutton Hoo era sword pyramid found

This gold and garnet sword pyramid was found by detectorist Jamie Harcourt in the Breckland area of Norfolk in April

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Shropshire Bulla to go on display

This 3,000 year-old sun pendant is to go on public display for the first time since its discovery at Shrewsbury

Ecgberht of Wessex Mancus

DNW to sell gold mancus for £200,000

This gold mancus of Ecgberht of Wessex is going to auction with Dix Noonan Webb and is expected to fetch £200,000.

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Mystery object declared treasure

This week, this mystery object was declared treasure. It’s a gilded silver object with niello inlay and Salin’s Style I decoration,

Kath finds another hoard

This week, a hoard of 87 Viking silver coins, 13 pieces of cut, silver arm-rings or “hack silver” and associated

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Anglo-Saxon silver strap fitting donated to Museum

This week, the Treasure Registrars thanked the detectorist and landowner for donating this item of treasure to their local museum

Gold and Garnet Pendant Cross

Gold and Garnet Pendant Cross to go on public display

It was announced this week that this gold and garnet cross should go on public display after being acquired by the Kent Archaeological Society.

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Tonbridge detectorist strikes gold

Tonbridge detectorist tells how he discovered two Merovingian Tremisses

Two Detectorists donate treasure finds to museum

A Medieval gold ring and a Carolingian-style strap end are donated by the detectorist finders to their local museum

Medieval ring declared treasure

At an inquest at Hereford Town Hall on Monday 7 June, this medieval ring was declared treasure. The ring had

Detectorist finds stolen treasure on first outing

On 7 May, detectorist Charles Cartwright was out detecting for the first time in a field in the Malvern Hills when his detector “went crazy”.

Detectorists praised after medieval treasure found

On Thursday, May 6, this detecting find was declared treasure. It was found on 15 February 2020 at Cheswardine, near

Beeston Castle

Nighthawkers’ detectors seized

Five men from Tameside, Greater Manchester, admitted to illegally detecting at Beeston Castle in Cheshire and Roche Abbey in South

Metal Detector to be destroyed over Iron Age coin theft

As an update to the article Pair in court for failing to declare treasure, the two people involved have now

Is detecting find a sword from the Battle of Grunwald?

A detectorist in Poland has discovered a medieval sword which may have been used in the Battle of Grunwald in


Five year-old Leeds detectorist finds lost ring

Many detectorists spend years searching for that elusive piece of gold. A five year-old detectorist from Leeds, Bertie Lawson, found

Treasure find with links to civil war execution

The story of how a civil war ring found by a detectorist in the Isle of Man is linked to

Detectorist donates find to museum

Detectorist donates penannular ring to his local museum

Post Medieval gold ring

Detectorists Welsh finds declared treasure

Nine detecting finds in Wales are declared treasure

Pair in court for failing to declare treasure

Two men are due in court for failing to declare the discovery of 900 gold staters in September 2020.

Yorkshire wit?

The British Museum reveals its unusual finds, including a mount depicting a knight emerging from a snail riding on a goat

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Young detectorist finds landmine

Young detectorist finds a World War Two land mine

Detecting in the News – February

Detecting in the News stories from February 2021