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Friday Update – 5 February 2021


Probably the biggest news of the week is that detecting is now allowed again in England. There are a number of rules and conditions and so it is well worth checking out the government guidance in Detecting now allowed in lockdown, before you venture out. If you do manage to get out, it would be great to have some of your photos of your finds or just you being out being out, able to enjoy detecting again.

A couple of stories in Detecting in the News this week, once again highlight how vital the work of detectorists is, in helping to rescue lost historical treasures.


I have received a number of kind comments on two recent articles: Largest hoard of hammered gold coins ever found and Merovingian Tremissis. Both well worth reading, if you have not done so already.

Valuations and Identifications

In this week’s edition there are 8 new valuations including my Find of the Week and Runner Up.

Find of the Week

Henry I penny

Henry I Penny

A great photograph shows off the crisp condition of this coin

Runner Up

George I Guinea

George I Guinea

Issued by a king of England who couldn’t speak English

Auction News

Auction Preview

DNW – 9 Feb, Coins and Historical Medals

Lot 118, Stephen Penny auction preview

Includes the story of Archbishop Murdac, the issuer of this penny, found in Yorkshire in 2019.

Plus a penny of Prince Henry

Auction Results

DNW – 2 Feb, Coins and Historical Medals

Some strong results including this possibly unique Beornwulf Penny that fetched over twice its estimate

Detecting in the News

A couple of significant stories in Detecting in the News this week

Record number of treasure finds

2019 saw a record number of reported treasure finds. 96% of treasure finds are made by detectorists

Centrepiece of Henry VIII crown

Detectorist finds a centrepiece from Henry VIII crown.

Quick Quiz

Each week I will be publishing a Quick Quiz of typically 6 or 8 questions on a particular theme. You will receive an immediate score and explanation of the answers and so hopefully, these will be both fun and informative.

Quick Quiz #3: In this year

Can you identify the significant event in British history that occurred in the year these coins were minted?

Previous Website Updates

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