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 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: Sheela-na-gigs: The naked women adorning Britain's

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:33 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1428

That will have me searching every church I visit :g58: I wonder if it is just the UK churches or if it is a world wide thing :g43:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: A cautionary tale for would-be UK treasure hunters

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:09 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Interesting read I would like to know who the detectorists where though :g43:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: More treasure-hunters could be forced to hand over

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:18 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 9460

If I remember correctly the old licence was something like 50p from the post office and was some sort of radio transmitting licence or something daft like that :g42:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: More treasure-hunters could be forced to hand over

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:38 am 

Replies: 63
Views: 9460

Permit is all well and good but it could be unfair to a lot of detectorists giving an advantage to younger people in full time employment and just extra expense for the older detectorist that as been detecting years and now managing on the lowest basic pension in Europe. And going back to the treasu...

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: 2,500 coin hoard - Harold 11 & William 1

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:24 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 4234

Nice couple Adam & Lisa I have met them on a dig once in Lincolnshire, they are a very knowledgeable couple om most finds, they seem to be very apt at finding gold staters also :g58:

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

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:32 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 3325

A bad day for our hobby idiots :g44:

 Forum: Research   Topic: Old currency worth calculator

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:12 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2128

Saw this on twitter and thought it was interesting. :g50: 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 7:41 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1633

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 5:33 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 2996

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 10:03 pm 

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Views: 2996

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

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:54 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 2996

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 6:54 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 2996

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 4:41 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1383

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

Another read for you... :g50: ... -1-9383856

An interesting read :g58:

 Forum: LATEST NEWS   Topic: bronze age gold ring find

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:31 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 2726

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 4:23 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 2134

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:
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