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 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: American metal detector enthusiasts pay

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:26 pm 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... nglia.html

Is this the worst holiday ever? American metal detector enthusiasts pay more than £2,200 to search field in Norfolk

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Council sells Egyptian statue for almost £16m

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:28 am 

Replies: 14
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http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/ ... -1-6179433

Arts Council England “saddened” by sale of Sekhemka and could remove Northampton Museum’s accreditation

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Wolsey Angels: the £5m Renaissance treasures

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:06 pm 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/museums/10959777/Wolsey-Angels-the-5m-Renaissance-treasures-on-a-golf-club-gatepost.html When two weatherbeaten statues were stolen from the gateposts of Wellingborough Golf Club, neither the owners nor the local police considered it much of a crime. The carved ang...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Historic Viking broadsword goes to auction

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:54 pm 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-28271904 A double-edged sword seized as a spoil of victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 is to be auctioned. With a 27-inch blade, the broadsword was used by Viking forces at the Stamford Bridge battle. :g58: I believe its a good sales pitch!...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: 'Significant' Suffolk seal find declared treasure

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:41 pm 

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Nice seal! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-28238259 A silver seal matrix uncovered by a metal-detecting enthusiast is a "significant find", experts have said. The oval-shaped item, featuring an engraved Roman gemstone mounted within a Lombardic inscription, was used to emboss ...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Council sells Egyptian statue for almost £16m

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:53 pm 

Replies: 14
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http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/weird-ne ... al-3842289

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Council sells Egyptian statue for almost £16m

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:35 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 196


This is the official reaction from the Save sekhemka group. http://sekhemka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/Statement.html

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Making replicas of the Staff Hoard

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:25 pm 

Replies: 1
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http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/3dscanning This week we have started the process of making replicas for the future, in collaboration with the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre (JIIC), part of the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University. The replicas are intended to be indiscernible...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Council sells Egyptian statue for almost £16m

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:46 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 196


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 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Council sells Egyptian statue for almost £16m

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:41 am 

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Views: 196


http://www.heritagedaily.com/2014/07/eg ... mka/104056

Background of sale by Private Eye

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 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Council sells Egyptian statue for almost £16m

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:30 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 196


It seems that the money raised was for the failing museum. However by selling this artefact the museum has now lost its museum status even though the council where told this. They went ahead regardless!!!

 Forum: Photography   Topic: Copy Stand for finds shots

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:05 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 56


Tell be about it John, the thunder was rattling my windows for 3/4 hour and they closed some roads due to flooding. http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/mi ... it-7392818

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Detectortist finds WW2 camera with film

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:02 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 157


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 Forum: Photography   Topic: Copy Stand for finds shots

 Post subject: Copy Stand for finds shots
Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:59 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 56


I've just taken charge of the clubs copy stand, purchased sometime ago via a grant. Came with a nice soft box not shown.

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 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Dovedale hoard ofcoins found after 2,000yrs

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:43 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 95


The PAS record http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/555965
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