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'..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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A curious little lead weight?

Geologist required…

It’s tough being a newbie. Especially with the hobby of metal detecting. There’s the issue of permission, the expense and research in selecting equipment, the learning curve involved as you get used to the quirks and tricks of your detector…I could go on. On my very first outing some years ago, I at least had […]

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