After a couple of weeks away for Christmas and a holiday, it’s good to be back.
Once the detecting bug gets you, it can stay with you for a long time. Our Find of the Week is a gold stater, found some 40 years since and described by the finder, Rob Warwick, as the most beautiful thing he has ever found. And Hansons have an auction this week dedicated to the collection of a late detectorist that was amassed over 40 years. The auctioneer says “His passions in life were nature, wildlife and metal detecting. Apparently, he loved anything ancient.“
Hansons have some much more recent finds in their auction in February – several were found in 2023.
Identification and Valuations
Twelve more readers finds from the last couple of weeks. Thanks to all those who have sent them in.
Find of the week
The Papal bulla featured here was found by Justin Hayes
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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.