Friday Update: 1 April 2022

Editorial

My wife (Pat) and I have both been down with Covid 19. After managing to avoid this deadly virus for almost two years we eventually succumbed to it. I tested negative for the first time on 25 March but didn’t feel much better. The worst part is the fatigue. After testing negative, I took a short walk to the local supermarket and felt as if I’d just run a marathon.

My dose of Covid 19 was bad but my wife had a worse case of it; on 28 March she was still testing positive. All this couldn’t have come at a more difficult time, for my daughter (Victoria) and her husband (Paul) were in the midst of a removal from Knutsford in Cheshire to Ilkley. My wife and I had hoped to help with this but we couldn’t as the pair of us were down with Covid. Paul, who does all the IT work for this website, had to wait until the necessary connections were set up at the new home in Ilkley. The end result of all this was that last weeks’ Friday update didn’t appear on the website as normal, although we did manage to publish articles on seven readers finds on the Sunday.

There are seven more this week, including the amazing story from Stephen Palmer about reuniting two parts of a Roman knife handle from finds made several years apart. There’s news from two auctions: results from Hansons where several detecting finds were sold including a rare seal matrix found by a 10 year-old detectorist. He provides a great quote about his find. Plus, there’s a charity auction of several of the props from the BBC’s Detectorist series.

Valuations and Identifications

Seven more readers finds this week. For the rest of this week’s finds see the Front Page

Previous Website Updates

Friday 18 March 2022
Friday 11 March 2022
Friday 4 March 2022

You can find all previous website updates in News

Next week

Help with the next edition

Please help me with next week’s edition. If you’ve been out detecting again or taking the time to go through your collection, please contact me with anything you find of interest or would like me to identify.

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