Metal Detecting Blog

NOTE – Please, if possible photograph the location and record the 10 figure OS Grid Reference of your finds. Any find older than 1650 should be passed on to your Finds Liaison Officer for recording on the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Anything that may be classed as Treasure must be reported to the Coroner.

 I was out metal detecting yesterday on a joint dig with two local clubs. It was great to have blue sky for a change after all the rain, but the breeze was really cold. The first field we were searching was next to where a club member previously found a…

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I was out on a Relic Retrievers Dig near Ilminster on pasture land between two medieval drove roads. There were four fields on offer, a field where we parked, a small five acre field to the north of the parking field, a field to the east which contained poultry and…

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I was out near Westbury on a metal detecting session with the Southwest Detectorists group today, on a new field, also a “roman” field which had produced loads of really great finds on a previous visit. The weather forecast was for thundery showers, which must be a BBC euphemism for…

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I had a day out detecting with UK HIstory Finders today over at Salwayash, north of Bridport. The site looked really good, three fields of ploughed/rolled and one field of longish pasture. Apparently, the site had been dug before and several silver coins had been found, but last time half…

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