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New Detector Network – ‘A Treasure Unearthed for Detectorists'

www.detectornetwork.com is a new online platform that has recently been launched for both beginners and experienced detectorists to share their finds, advice and learn even more about this exciting hobby.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2020

Only a Bit of Lead

As in common with most people, when asked if they have found anything, the reply can often be “Oh, only a bit of lead.”

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2020

My Great Uncle Joseph's Anglo-Saxon Sword

My Great Uncle Joseph’s Anglo-Saxon Sword

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2020

Roman Lead Ingot Update

I would just like to update readers of Treasure Hunting magazine with some further information about the Roman lead ingot I found back in September 2019.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2020

The Westbury Sub-Mendip Roman Hoard

The Westbury Sub-Mendip Roman Hoard

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2020

The Family Hoard

It was the end of the second week of the school summer holidays in 2019.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2020

Remembering the 1970s

Remembering the 1970s

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2020

No More Moon Boots?

In more than four decades of detecting, the weather and varying soil conditions have all had a huge influence on the level of my enjoyment of this noble hobby.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2020

My A-Z of Detecting

Part 1: A-G

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2020

Lost and Found?

There have been several instances over my long detecting career where, not only has it has been a delight to be able to help people who have lost things, but also a great thrill when such losses are returned to their owners. I have several memories of such occurrences.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2020

Detectorist's Golden Goal

Having been interested in detecting for quite some time, last year I finally decided to ‘bite the bullet’ and by myself a metal detector.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
June 2020

Garden Lockdown

Since the Government’s recent instructions regarding ‘social distancing’ in connection with the Coronavirus outbreak, we have all no doubt hugely missed being able to go out detecting as well as socialising with friends (Fig.1).

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Treasure Hunting magazine
June 2020

Just Hanging Around

Just before the Coronavirus lockdown, I had decided to practice ‘social distancing’ and headed to a remote North Yorkshire site all on my own.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
June 2020

Introducing the Finds Liaison Officers

I am one of the two Finds Liaison Officers in Suffolk and am based in Bury St Edmunds, where the PAS team is hosted by the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
June 2020

Restoring Six Pounds of Spherical Shrapnel

During an overnight beach detecting session back in August 2018, bleary-eyed and not really in the mood, I trudged down the beach with my machine and spade to see what was about.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
June 2020

Unique Coin Rewrites the History of London

A silver penny of Ludica, a virtually unknown Saxon king of Mercia, has been discovered by Andy Hall while detecting in Wiltshire.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
June 2020

World Record Hoard

Since its discovery in May 2012, by two detectorists Reg Mead and Richard Miles, the island of Jersey’s now world-famous Celtic coin hoard has surprised archaeologists in terms of its content and historical importance.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
June 2020

Mudlarking Finds from the Time of the Mayflower

Did you know that the birth of the United States of America began on the River Thames in London?

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Treasure Hunting magazine
June 2020

Nokta Makro Simplex+

Field Test

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Treasure Hunting magazine
December 2019

New Permission Old Treasure

It was a Monday like any other; normally we have the day off, however on this particular day my wife Liz had a university course to complete.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
December 2019

Introducing the Finds Liaison Officers

I work from the Museum of Island History at Newport on the Isle of Wight, the centrally situated ‘capital’ of the island.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
December 2019

Detectival 2019

The fact that it was both a Friday as well as being the 13th didn’t seem to weigh too heavily on us, if indeed it was noticed at all.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
December 2019

Anglo-Saxon Stunner

I have very fond memories of my first forays into metal detecting: my late father had bought a cheap detector from Maplin in order to investigate the local beach – we didn’t find much but had a fantastic time.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
December 2019

The Mysterious Golden Bangle

Recently in the UK, a detectorist unearthed a rather magnificent artefact, this being a 12mm thick gold bangle weighing in at 310gm and measuring 240mm across.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2019

The Mudlark Treasures Of Rae Love

Imagine walking barefoot in the middle of winter along the muddy Thames foreshore littered with rusty nails and broken glass!

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2019

Purse Spill Or Hoard?

Myself and my friend, Paul, have a lovely little summer permission that we detect together.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2019

Pictures From The Past

Memorial Church Brasses are one of those rare types of an artifact that exciting, even when you know they will most likely be found as fragments.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2019

Nine Golden Years

I started my detecting journey back in mid-2010, armed with my first detector, a Minelab Explorer SE Pro.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2019

Coinage In Anglo-saxon England

The Northumbrian Series

5 mins read
Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2019

Anglo-Saxon Treasure

It was the middle of the Easter holidays in 2016 and I had been looking after my three daughters for eight days straight – to be honest, I was desperate to get out to regain my sanity.

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Treasure Hunting magazine
September 2019

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