Friday Update: 24 June 2022

Editorial

We all dream of finding a hammered gold coin; this week Tom Richards sent in a very good example of a noble of Edward III. Mor gold in the form of a guinea of George III. An extremely rare penny of William I was also sent in; is it genuine?

A vervel with a hedgehog symbol caught my eye while looking through recent PAS finds. Some research took me to the “Land of the Hedgehogs” – I’d not heard of such a place in England.

In PAS finds there are several finds of note including a regionally important roman cockerel figurine; the story of the link with the god Mercury and why people were buried with their head resting on the corpse of a real bird.

Vervel from the “Land of the Hedgehogs”

Valuations and Identifications

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

Previous Website Updates

Friday 17 June
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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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