antient egyptian seal in charity shop

Ancient Egyptian seal in a charity shop.

Now That’s a bargain! Ancient Egyptian seal believed to show Ramesses the Great is discovered in a charity shop costing £12. Archaeologist James Balme has come across an ancient Egyptian seal that could be more than 3,000 years old, among people’s discarded junk while trawling the website of a charity shop in Hertfordshire. He paid just…

Buckinghamshire coin hoard metal detecting

11th Century coin hoard unearthed by metal detectorist

Metal detectorist in Buckinghamshire have unearthed one of largest hoards of ancient coins ever found in Britain. Paul Coleman from the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club discovered 5,251 coins buried inside a lead container two feet deep near Aylesbury. The hoard contains specimen dating back to the 11th Century – the late Anglo Saxon, early Norman…

Metal detecting gold silver coins hoard

Metal detecting pays off

The economy may be coming back to life but money is still tight for many families. It need not be this way. From plugging leaks in spending to tracing missing cash and even uncovering lost treasures, it is possible to boost your finances. Here, Sally Hamilton shows you how to turn detective and track down…

Cornwall treasure to go on display

Gold treasure found in the ground to go on show at Royal Cornwall Museum. A new display of Cornwall’s treasures, including hoards of Roman gold and items from the Bronze Age will go on show at the Royal Cornwall Museum on July 21. The display of has possible by a significant grant from the Art Fund,…

Treasure unearthed in Scotland

A wide range of historic and ancient items discovered across Scotland have been catalogued in the annual Treasure Trove report. They include a Roman wine dipper found in the Borders, a historic brooch from the Highlands, and a gold ring discovered in Midlothian. The Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (QLTR) Catherine Dyer said it had…

Metal detecting book treasure

How Metal Detecting Changes Lives

The story of the famous Middleham Jewel and how the lives of an whole family were transformed as a consequence of this single metal detector find. This story starts in Barnard Castle at a little antiques and collectables shop called The Mudlark, which belonged to Ted and Vera Seaton. They had moved to Barnard Castle…