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 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: 4 metal detectorists each face up to 7 years jail

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:32 am 

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A bad day for our hobby idiots :g44:

 Forum: Research   Topic: Old currency worth calculator

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:12 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 504


Saw this on twitter and thought it was interesting. :g50: https://www.measuringworth.com/calculators/ppoweruk/ So an Edward I penny had an equivalent worth of about £63 in labour in AD 1270. Bet they were miffed at losing them then, especially purse losses! That makes finding hammered coins even mo...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: finds from Polish fields

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:41 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 453


It looks very much like our own night soil fields and normal farmers lost scrap with a few decent silver coins coming up :g58:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Coil to the soil dig today.

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:33 pm 

Replies: 8
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There was 1017 Denarii altogether, but there are problems, the FLO did not turn up, so they dug them out themselves, with the farmers permission, the area is plagued with night hawks, so the general opinion is they took the right choice. The archeologists have been and checked out the dig site and a...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Coil to the soil dig today.

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:03 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 734


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 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Coil to the soil dig today.

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:54 pm 

Replies: 8
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dig-it-pete wrote:
Any more details Dave?

Over a thousand Denarius but I was not there just got the details from the Facebook page, I know the finder was someone called Tony Appleyard. :g58: :g50:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Coil to the soil dig today.

 Post subject: Coil to the soil dig today.
Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:54 pm 

Replies: 8
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One of our lucky members found this little lot today on the club dig :g50: By the way he was using a Deus :g58:
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 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Sheffield Castle dig finishes: ‘Best discovery’

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:41 pm 

Replies: 2
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lee greagsbey wrote:
"Sheffield Castle dig finishes: ‘Best discovery’ points to earlier Norman stronghold"

Another read for you... :g50:

https://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/ne ... -1-9383856

An interesting read :g58:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: bronze age gold ring find

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:31 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 750


I have got permission on this same farm, I spent a week up there a few summers back and I found only Victorian coins on the pasture, but the farmer told me about the stone altar in Carlisle museum :g58: He also told me about a detectorist searching the same spot for days on end on the ploughed land ...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Entire Church Roof Stolen!

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:23 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 525


20 tons of scrap turning up at a scrapyard would be quite conspicuous :g43: I take my scrap lead in every so often, I had a small roll of roofing lead unused from doing my own dormer window mixed in with my detector found lead and my local scrappy refused to take it :g58:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: 8 year-old girl pulls pre-Viking sword from lake

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:14 pm 

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Views: 713


Great story :g50:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Roman fountain destroyed

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:00 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 382


Sooner than dispose of it why did they not ask if private person was interested in preserving or renovating it :g43: Or start a fund raiser and have it installed in a public park with a plaque :g43:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: weather reveals Roman temple in Great Chesterfield

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:28 pm 

Replies: 2
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Chesterfield is near me in Derbyshire, Lee? Chesterford is in Essex :g51: I was hoping it was the one nearer to me :g58:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Finally!

 Post subject: Re: Finally!
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:27 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 831


Nice find well done :g50:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Magnet Fishing.

 Post subject: Re: Magnet Fishing.
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:08 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 493


I doubt there was much chance of this shotgun firing after 'quite' awhile in the water the shell would be well soaked and the firing pin would be rusted solid, but with all weapons they should not be pointed towards other people loaded or unloaded :g45: And no doubt a liberal soaking with WD40 and i...
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