Lots in this week. We finally received a decision from the Information Commissioner’s Office who have upheld our complaint about Historic England. They have compelled them to release more information about the so called “Institute of Detectorists”.
In news about real detectorists, a hugely important hoard from Kent and a significant hoard from Wales are declared treasure. Yet two more examples of how detectorists advance our understanding of our history. We have stories from two more real detectorists: one searches for the family of a World War 1 soldier and the other bids to become the UK’s “hobby hero” by sharing her enthusiasm for detecting and the benefits it brings her and her community.
In readers finds we have a remarkably good penny of Aethelred II that was won in a competition and in our PAS review we look into the purpose of early Anglo-Saxon girdle hangers. And finally, in auction news we have the results from Noonans sale of a detectorist’s collection and other recent detecting finds.
Valuations and Identifications
Four more readers finds this week. For the rest of this week’s finds see the Front Page
Find of the Week
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