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.
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
A great photograph shows off the crisp condition of this coin
Issued by a king of England who couldn’t speak English
Includes the story of Archbishop Murdac, the issuer of this penny, found in Yorkshire in 2019.
Plus a penny of Prince Henry
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.
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.
Can you identify the significant event in British history that occurred in the year these coins were minted?
Previous Website Updates
You can find previous website updates in News
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