Marcel Mitchel sent these images in. He said that he couldn’t determine if the coin pictured here was authentic or
These two coins, which were sent in by Mike Ruczynski, aren’t detecting finds. Instead, they came from what his wife
The first pair of images is of a Commonwealth shilling, which was found some months back by Stephen Palmer. Shillings
I’ve heard of coins being found in all sorts of places, which include the ground, soil in a plant pot,
Looking back at 2022: Covid At the start of 2022 Covid was still rampant and in March, after attending a
Badly worn or corroded copper and bronze coins are often consigned to the ‘grot box’. Silver coins, even those in
One of the fascinating aspects of detecting is that sometimes relatively mundane finds are connected with an extraordinary life. One
In search of the owner of a vervel, a trip to the land of frogs is needed
This unusual find was recorded at the PAS last week as WMID-62DDD9. It’s a medieval pilgrims ampulla which contains pins.
This coin is one item from a collection built up by a detectorist. Alan Hewitt was thinking about buying the
On 29 April a news article was put up on the BBC website, the header to which read: “Delays placing
This War of the Roses cannonball is the only surviving artefact from the Second Battle of St Albans in 1461.
Every once in a while I see a detecting find posted somewhere and it catches my imagination. Has this one solved the mystery of Robin Hood
Update Last week, I published the story of a hoard of hammered gold coins found by reader, Steve Simmons and
NCMD torn apart By now, all detectorists should be aware that the NCMD has been torn apart by a small
A few months back Steve Simmons contacted me to say he had found a small hoard of hammered gold coins.
The mystery of why this Edward VI shovelboard shilling has had slits cut in it. The history of shovelboard.
Story of how the coat of arms on this roundel were identified as being those of William Warham
How one man, Keith Westcott, wants to control metal detecting.
The Top 10 finds recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme, of which 9 were detecting finds