Identifications this week are of 9 hammered coins. They include two denarii and two Scottish coins, including a quarter merk of James VI. The results from the DNW auction this week have continued the trend of producing strong results.
In Detecting News, a detectorist has found a sword that is believed to have been used in the Battle of Grunwald. Also, the person who failed to declare all of a treasure find has been convicted. Part of his sentence is that his detector will be destroyed. He had kept 23 gold staters from a find of over 900. His actions will probably mean that he will now not receive a reward.
There is also my pick of the finds recorded at the PAS this week, including a sword belt fitting and an unusual toy.
Valuations and Identifications
In this week’s edition there are 9 new valuations including my Find of the Week and Runner Up.
Find of the Week
Struck for Trajan, whose dates are AD 98 to 117
A scarce variety but the condition will affect the valuation
Detectorist finds a sword that could be from one of the largest battles in medieval Europe
Person who failed to declare all of Treasure find is sentenced.
Includes this James I Unite
Some strong results including this Harold II penny which fetched £4,800
PAS and Treasure Review
A selection of the finds recorded by PAS and treasure reports by the Treasure Registrars in the previous week
This sword belt fitting plus an unusual toy hornbook and a Bronze Age chisel
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.