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...

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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...

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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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Allectus 293 – 296 A.D.

Allectus 293 – 296 A.D.

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...

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Gone but not forgotten

Gone but not forgotten

  About 4 or 5 years ago my detecting partner, Eric gave me a bucket of metal detecting scrap/treasure to look through just in case there was anything in there I might be interested in keeping.  I parked it in my garage and forgot all about it.  Sadly, Eric passed...

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Recent finds from Suffolk

Recent finds from Suffolk

A 1st/2nd century Roman cosmetic grinder, 55 mm long. Found in East Suffolk. Using a Minelab Explorer ll. This is a 2nd century, hinge-headed Roman enamelled brooch. I found it in East Suffolk using my Deus on Fast prog. 3 Elizabeth 1st groat. 1560-1561. Found in Mid...

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My first hammered coin

My first hammered coin

I started detecting February 2017 and found this may 2017. This was my first and probably still is my best hammered silver coin. It’s a Henry 6th Annulet issue, half penny. Found just south of Norwich using the xp deus. More recent finds by club...

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Recent finds using my XP Deus Lite

Recent finds using my XP Deus Lite

C16th buckle, found using XP Deus Lite with 11” coil using GMP programme about 6 inches down in South Norfolk arable field. Henry III long cross penny, Class 3d1 moneyer Ricard, minted in London 1250. Found using XP Deus Lite with 11” coil using GMP programme in South...

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Various recent finds

Various recent finds

Object: Medieval Copper Alloy English Jetton of Edward II. 1310-1314 AD. Description: Found with a Garrett AT Pro, with Nell Tornado Search coil. Just back one notch on the sensitivity, no discrimination. Just before I took the photo, I noticed a bit of dirt just...

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