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Friday Update: 17 November 2023


A “must-see” gold torc, found in 2019, goes on display in Cumbria and a gold half sovereign of Henry VIII sells for twice its estimate at Noonans auction. Perhaps at the other end of the spectrum, in terms of value, is a copper-alloy Roman knife handle in the form of an asparagus. It’s still a significant find as it’s the first example in Britain. It offers and insight into the Roman’s love of asparagus and the curious way that stories, with little substance, can circulate the internet.

We also have six Readers’ finds including a very rare detecting find; a Type 10 penny of Henry I

Bronze Age gold torc goes on display

Noonans sell Henry VIII half-sovereign and other finds

Identification and Valuations

Six more readers finds. Thanks to all those who have sent them in

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