Friday Update – 7 May 2021

Editorial

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

Denarius of Trajan

Trajan Denarius

Struck for Trajan, whose dates are AD 98 to 117

Runner Up

Alexander III penny

A scarce variety but the condition will affect the valuation

News

Battle of Grunwald sword

Detectorist finds a sword that could be from one of the largest battles in medieval Europe

Metal detector to be destroyed

Person who failed to declare all of Treasure find is sentenced.

Auction Previews

Lockdales 15-16 May

Lot 662, James I Unite

Includes this James I Unite

Auction Results

DNW 4-5 May

Lot 12, Harold II, Penny

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

Friday 16 April

You can find all previous website updates in News

Next week

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.

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