Allectus 293 - 296 A.D.

found by Carl Reeve

Allectus 293 – 296 A.D.

Usurper emperor based in Britain who succeeded Caraurius 286 – 293 who had declared himself emperor and had control of the Roman fleet in Gaul and Britain. Allectus had Carausius assassinated, and was himself killed by his followers. The coin shows the head of Allectus with the emperor legend. The reverse shows a Roman galley.

September 2018 – Finds of the month runners up

September 2018 – Finds of the month runners up

This month we decided to also photograph the second and third place finds from our ‘Finds of the Month’ competition at the club meeting. Graeme did the judging and these are the results: Artefact: 2nd; Fragmentary head of  early Anglo Saxon square-headed brooch. 5th...

Crotal Bell

Crotal Bell

Crotal Bell - 16th-17th century. This crotal bell has the makers hammer mark and can be seen on the UK Detector Finds Database The bell was cast in one piece and the suspension loop was drilled. Crotal bells made in this way are the earlier 16th-17th century examples...

This one found us!

This one found us!

This is a video recorded at an estate in Hertfordshire where we will be organising a dig in October. The landowner found us through this website, which is a great testament to its effectiveness so far!

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