On 5-9 September 2023, Timeline held an auction of Ancient Art, Antiquities, Natural History & Coins. This included several detecting gold finds, the best of which are have selected below. The pick of these is the Ryedale Bowl, which was found earlier this year.
To view any of my selected lots in the auction catalogue click on the lot number. The full catalogue can be found here.
There is a buyer’s premium of 30% (inclusive of VAT) on the hammer price.
This almost complete Anglo-Saxon hanging bowl was found by detectorist Chris Ulliott on 5 February 2023 in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. It was recorded at the PAS as YORYM-59523A where it was considered a Find of Note of Regional Importance.
Hanging bowls have their roots in the Roman period and as the PAS record says “were highly valued objects in the Anglo-Saxon cultures of eastern Britain and were typically included in furnished burials, contexts that date them to the mid sixth to late seventh century“.