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.

My finds at Lydford-on-Fosse with SSUK today (except for a George III Shilling which I found, and later lost 😭)…Squelching through the first field, having decided to head for the second field first, I got a solid signal which turned out to be a lead spindle whorl, undecorated but probably…

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I had a great, if a bit muddy, day at Henstridge – many thanks Sean and all. I only got into three fields of this huge permission so would love to go back some time, as the fields I went in had some interesting finds. The strip of pasture just behind the…

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My wonderful daughter came visiting today to release me from home nursing duties, so I could go out and play Metal Detecting in the light rain and low temperatures with Dorset & West Pastfinders, near the ruins of Tarrant Abbey at Tarrant Crawford (she even made dinner too). 😁 After…

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On a rare break between the rain storms I went out with Southern Seekers UK on a dig near Wincanton.  The fields were mainly maize stubble and very, very muddy. Despite the conditions I did get a couple of small finds – I’m still highly impressed by this new HF…

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