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Historic Wrexham finds declared ‘treasures’

An Anglo-Saxon strap end, Bronze Age axe fragments and coins dating to the English Civil War are among several items declared as treasure by a coroner. An inquest in Wrexham yesterday also heard other finds dug up in North-East Wales included a 16th or 17th century silver hawking ring, a 17th century thimble and a…

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Detectorists – BBC4 Metal Detecting comedy show

BBC Four has announced a new comedy show about metal detecting enthusiasts. Andy, a wannabe archaeologist, spends time in muddy fields with a metal detector and a packed lunch alongside his friend Lance. Together they dream of finding that priceless Saxon hoard that will make them rich and cement their place in detecting history. But…

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Jersey coin hoard extraction done in public

Work uncovering the mystery of the world’s largest hoard of Celtic coins will be the focal point of a new exposition at the Jersey Museum. Jersey Heritage Trust conservator Neil Mahrer and his crew will work inside a large glass room – on view to the public. The hoard was discovered by two metal detecting…