10 finds identified this week, including Merovingian, Roman, Ancient British, Medieval and post Medieval. In the News, there are two stories of detecting finds: the Ryedale Bronzes expected to fetch £90,000 at auction and a wedding ring, where the 5 year-old detectorist finder was rewarded with a box of chocolates.
The PAS review has the story of a Seal Matrix, with a legend meaning “I crack nuts”, and a Groschen of Cologne. In auction news, DNW are selling a coin collection from the 19th century and CNG’s lots include Roman coins depicting dysfunctional families. The results from the Spink auction indicate that the coin market continues to be strong.
There’s also a Quick Quiz on the errors found on Charles I coins.
The weather is looking fine for most of this Bank Holiday weekend and hopefully some of you will be able to get out detecting. If you find something interesting, be sure to send it in to the website.
Valuations and Identifications
In this week’s edition there are 10 new valuations including my Find of the Week and Runner Up.
Find of the Week
A great detecting find from the mint of Quentovic
A truly magnificent detecting find. How much is a Roman coin in such good condition worth?
I’ve heard it said that most coins in this series have a horse on one side and something else on the other, but we’d all love to find one.
I’ve only ever seen one William III shilling in better condition
A “Nationally Important” collection of Bronzes is going to auction – a detecting find from 2020.
5 year-old detectorist from Leeds finds gold
A collection of coins formed in the 19th century is up for sale
Who murdered who on this coin? Other dysfunctional Roman families plus some rare hammered coins for sale.
Henry VIII loved this portrait and It fetched a good price.
PAS and Treasure Review
A selection of the finds recorded by PAS and treasure reports by the Treasure Registrars in the previous week
A quick quiz to test your observation skills
Previous Website Updates
You can find all previous website updates in News
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.