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An altered precious coin? Could be treasure!

Pierced coins as treasure

Some very interesting notes from Peter Reavill [the Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for Shropshire and Herefordshire] regarding pierced or modified coins, and their treasure status. The subject will likely be discussed at the next NCMD regional meeting. Peter kindly provides the guidance issued to all FLOs [and published in the metal detecting press] with regards […]

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The 'Iddinshall palstave' drawn by P. Alebon

Palstaves and prehistory…

Our club members have been responsible for some fantastic finds through the years – but it’s always special when a hoard is uncovered. People typically equate hoards with visions of pots of precious coin or gold – but it’s not always so. Archaelogical treasure doesn’t belong in such a narrow definition. For example, I recall […]

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