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Friday Update: 14 April 2023


This week, we’ve a couple more examples of the contribution that detectorists make to our understanding of the past: Spinks sell a 2022 find that solved a 180 year-old numismatic mystery and the remarkable Norton hoard, a find from 2018, goes on public display in Doncaster. Peter Robinson, Collections and Exhibitions Officer (Archaeology) at Heritage Doncaster, said “It is thanks to metal detector users and others that such wonderful and important finds come to light

All detectorists would love to unearth that big find but the beauty of the hobby is the interesting story that is behind more humble finds. Things such as trade tokens and trade weights that can be found in many detectorists’ finds collection. We’ve news of Noonans first auction dedicated to trade tokens, with an opportunity to participate in a lecture on their history. Plus, in PAS Finds, we have the story of Samuel Pegler, a humble Inspector of Weights and Measures whose portrait is in a number of important galleries.

And, as always, your finds, including this week a two line type penny of Eadmund.

Treasure news

Norton hoard goes on display

Auction News

Identification and Valuations

5 more readers finds this week. Thanks to all those who have sent them in

PAS Finds (w/e 31/03/23) – Samuel Pegler

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