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 300 years old 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 invited to join Midweek Searchers who were metal detecting at a site near Waterlooville. I found nothing spectacular despite telling Sharon, the Admin on the gate, that I was going to find gold today… There actually was some found, a Celtic Gold Stater, but somebody unkindly found it…

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I was invited by a group to join their metal detecting dig in fields near Thruxton Racing Circuit. When I got there it looked like a nice pasture site, previously undetected. The only thing letting it down was the fine rain and cold breeze 😕 So waterproof coat on and…

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I was at a dig organised by Southwest Detectorists today, a farm near Halstock that was reputed to have a Roman villa nearby and a medieval trackway running through the site we were detecting.  It was a bit warm and sweaty for a semi-obese slob like me to drag his…

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