Archive | Recording finds

'..between the handle and the blade..' - part of a Roman Dagger Quillon

Never throw anything away…

When I first started metal detecting I was told: ..never throw anything away until you are 100% sure what it is.. We’ve all heard it – it’s something of a metal detecting commandment. However, many of us are likely unaware how remarkably easy it is to ‘miss’ an important find. Through personal experience, it is […]

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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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Mark your finds on the map by adding the green' safety pins'

Recording National Grid References

The Portable Antiquities Scheme [PAS] – of which our Find Liasons Officer, Vanessa Oakden, is a part – was set up to record archaeological objects found in England and Wales. It is a voluntary scheme, members can choose whether to record finds with the PAS, or not – the exception being anything falling under the […]

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