This section is for the latest news about finds and anything else relating to coins, artefacts and detecting.  Have you heard or seen anything of interest? If so then do let me know



Five year-old Leeds detectorist finds lost ring

Many detectorists spend years searching for that elusive piece of gold. A five year-old detectorist from Leeds, Bertie Lawson, found

Detectorist donates find to museum

Detectorist donates penannular ring to his local museum

Post Medieval gold ring

Detectorists Welsh finds declared treasure

Nine detecting finds in Wales are declared treasure

Pair in court for failing to declare treasure

Two men are due in court for failing to declare the discovery of 900 gold staters in September 2020.

Yorkshire wit?

The British Museum reveals its unusual finds, including a mount depicting a knight emerging from a snail riding on a goat

Website Updates

Friday 24 June 2022

Friday Update: 24 June 2022

A trip to “Land of Hedgehogs” in search of a vervel’s owner. Readers finds include a noble of Edward III. PAS finds – why would a cockerel be put in a grave?

Friday 17 June

Friday Update: 17 June 2022

“Happy Days” a reader’s own story of finding a Roman hoard. Finds include a continental sceatta. Recent detecting finds sell well at auction. PAS first: Richard II “black money”

Friday 10 June 2022

Friday Update: 10 June 2022

Reader finds very nice Groat of Philip and Mary. Mystery of pilgrims ampulla. “Star Chamber” decoration. Galloway hoard sets visitor record.

Friday 3 June 2022

Friday Update: 3 June 2022

Readers finds: Henry VII angel and threehalfpence of Elizabeth. PAS: Nationally Important Medusa mount. Disputed Treasure and a silver penis. Noonans to sell recent finds

Friday 20 May

Friday Update: 20 May 2022

Readers finds: Elizabeth I quarter angel and Cnut penny. Vale of Pewsey hoard sells for £81K; another hoard for sale next week. Can you identify the king in the medieval mount?

Friday 13 May

Friday Update: 13 May 2022

Can you identify a reader’s find. Suffolk detectorist finds rare spoon. Roman gold leaf in PAS find and preview of Vale of Pewsey hoard auction

Friday 6 May 2022

Friday Update: 6 May 2022

Another “Sussex Helmet” in readers finds. I reply to BBC article on delays in Treasure process. Pewsey Hoard for sale. PAS: story of Boston “Oak Tree” penny.

Friday 29 April 2022

Friday Update: 29 April 2022

8 Readers finds include “Sussex helmet” silver unit. PAS has rare “Agnus Dei” brooch. Spink auction rare detecting finds and announce fantastic competition prize

Friday 22 April

Friday Update: 22 April 2022

10 readers finds include a rare denarius of Plotina and a penny of King John. PAS finds include a Roman owl figurine with links to the Roman baths at Bath

Friday 15 April 2022

Friday Update: Good Friday 2022

11 readers finds including a rare groat of Queen Mary. The life and coinage of King Stephen. Auction results of a detectorist’s collection. PAS treasure and Finds of Note