Friday Update – 14 May 2021

Editorial

A good range of coins in this week’s identifications including a gold stater of the Ambiani, an Anglo-Saxon sceatta and a Charles I half crown.

In auction news, I preview next week’s Hanson auction where one of the lots is the Ryedale Bronzes. These are a detecting find from 2020 of national importance and are expected to fetch £70,000 – £90,000.

In the News this week are a couple of stories from each end of the spectrum. A detectorist is praised for his treasure find that is hoped will go on public display. The other story is of the conviction and sentencing of a gang of nighthawkers. I see these people as thieves equipped with metal detectors rather than part of the detecting community. Hopefully, their sentence of fines, Criminal Behaviour Orders and having their detectors destroyed will act as a deterrent. It’s good to see Historic England’s regional director comments on this case, saying that the overwhelming majority of metal detecting is done legally.

Amongst the items in the PAS review is an unusual Eadred penny, which has been gilded on one side.

Valuations and Identifications

In this week’s edition there are 9 new valuations including my Find of the Week and Runner Up.

News

PAS and Treasure Review

A selection of the finds recorded by PAS and treasure reports by the Treasure Registrars in the previous week

Previous Website Updates

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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