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Team of Yorkshire 5th annual metal detecting rally

Archmdmag are delighted to introduce Team of Yorkshire’s 5th annual metal detecting rally. Team of Yorkshire are a predominantly, but not exclusively, a group of Polish metal detectorist’s, who consistently work to assist archaeology in several countries as well as… Continue Reading →

Sheppey plumber finds ‘magic’ Roman amulet in Faversham field owned by Russian princess

A plumber from the Isle of Sheppey has struck gold in a field owned by a Russian princess. Ashley Wilson has been venturing out to fields with his metal detector for six years, but made the find of his life… Continue Reading →

Shropshire Saxon sword mount declared treasure

An “exceptionally rare” silver sword mount has been declared treasure. The early medieval or Saxon artefact was found by metal detectorists around Culmington in south Shropshire. It dates from between the sixth and early seventh century and its function is… Continue Reading →

FREE KINDLE BOOK – Photographing Detector Finds by Ian Robert Cartwright

PICTURING THE PAST FOR DETECTOR USERS With some million historical finds reported each year, Britain’s 30,000 metal detector enthusiasts are playing an increasingly responsible part in uncovering and mapping the story of our past which lies beneath the landscape.  Photographing… Continue Reading →

Amazing Medieval Gold Ring discovered by Chris K Konczak

On Saturday 18th November 2017, I was out in the fields, there were no interesting signals on my Minelab Safari metal detector. Suddenly a weak signal appeared on the 1-9 scale and I stopped. I dug out a small hole… Continue Reading →

The Law of Treasure by A.G. Guest with the assistance of Paul Matthews

Author: A.G. Guest with the assistance of Paul Matthews. Paperback; 175x245mm; x+152 pages. 459 2018. Available both in printed and e-versions. Archaeopress Publishing Ltd Printed ISBN 9781784919740 Epublication ISBN 9781784919757. The importance of the Law of Treasure is largely the… Continue Reading →

Spring Detectival review by Clodhopper Scott and Huntress Kimmie ( Hoard Video included )

Weeks of anticipation built up for me and my wife, Huntress Kimmie, as Spring mini Detectival drew closer. What unfolded after our arrival would not soon be forgotten, by us or any that attended this fantastic metal detecting rally event…. Continue Reading →

Revising the definition of treasure in the Treasure Act 1996 and revising the related codes of practice

Please Click on the following link to access this important information – Revising the definition of treasure in the Treasure Act 1996 and revising the related codes of practice

Cadbury’s treasure hunt: A massive error in judgement?

                Cadbury dairy milk and Cadbury UK are currently marketing a ‘treasure hunt’ at protected archaeological sites across the UK, encouraging people to dig up these archaeologically sensitive areas. Yes it’s great that… Continue Reading →

Readers Finds: A William III half Guinea

At the Archaeology and Metal detecting magazine, we feel honoured to receive images and stories of readers finds. Sometimes however, we are able to go a step further. A work colleague of mine does not have the best mobile phone… Continue Reading →

Rare Bronze Age gold bulla discovered in Shropshire officially declared treasure

A rare Bronze Age gold bulla discovered at a secret location in Shropshire was today officially declared treasure. The Bronze Age gold bulla discovered in Shropshire. Photo: British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme Mr John Ellery, HM Senior Coroner for Shropshire… Continue Reading →

The Treasure Act in the UK

The following information is replicated directly from the Portable Antiquities Scheme website. The Archaeology and Metal Detecting magazine would like to thank the PAS for the use of the information and again offer our full support to the scheme and… Continue Reading →

My metal detecting journey by Digger Dawn

At the age of 13, while playing hide and seek on a building site, I dug my toe into the dirt and saw a coin appear. I pulled the coin from the mud, wiped it clean and looked that coin… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: 50 Finds from Manchester and Merseyside: Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme by Vanessa Oakden

50 Finds from Manchester and Merseyside: Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme by Vanessa Oakden Vanessa Oakden Amberley Publishing – £13.49 ISBN-13 – 978-1445658551 Greater Manchester and Merseyside are built-up, urban areas, where the archaeology is often hidden under modern buildings… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: 50 Finds from Cheshire: Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme

50 Finds from Cheshire: Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme Vanessa Oakden Amberley, £14.99 ISBN 978-1445646909 This new work celebrating finds reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Cheshire provides an illustrated insight into the county’s archaeology, and challenges previous… Continue Reading →

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