Discover the best books and magazines about metal detecting, coins and Artefacts with Greenlight Publishing

We publish Treasure Hunting magazine, the UK's best selling magazine about metal detecting

Published since 1977, Treasure Hunting magazine is an exciting monthly magazine packed with information and useful features to help you get the most out of the fascinating hobby of metal detecting.
Each issue brings you all the latest news from the world of metal detecting, as well as the round-ups, reports and letters from clubs and metal detectorists across the UK.From in depth features on amazing finds, as well as historical articles covering topics such as heraldry and coinage to help you in your search for lost treasure. We also have tests and reviews on metal detectors, clothing, equipment, competitions and more... !

Greenlight Publishing offers a wide range of books that cater to both beginners and seasoned detectorists. Our selection covers everything from fundamental techniques to advanced tips, ensuring you have all the knowledge needed for successful metal detecting.

Our Top Metal Detecting Books
Finds Identified Kevin Leahy & Dr Michael Lewis
Dive into the most comprehensive identification guide, featuring thousands of photographs and detailed descriptions of artefacts from various historical periods.The Team at the British Museum and the Portable Antiquities Scheme have spent years collating, identifying and photographing finds from the Stone Age through to the 20th century, and for the first time, this book pulls together a selection of the most interesting items in one beautiful volume. Lavishly illustrated with thousands of photographs, this book not only helps to identify the artefacts but puts them in context and offers detailed information on each object.

1,200 artefacts - 2,900 colour photos
This book is organised on a thematic basis with similar types of objects being placed together, rather than separated by period. This will allow readers to see how object types changed over time with the introduction of new materials, techniques and styles. 
By Dr Kevin Leahy & Dr Michael Lewis

Metal Detecting: A Beginner's Guide
Just started detecting? Thinking of becoming a detectorist? THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!
Completely updated in 2023 Beginner's Guide has been written by experienced metal detectorists to give the newcomer to metal detecting everything they need to know to get the best out of this fascinating hobby.
Chapters include:
Different types of Detectors available
Where to metal detect
Search Techniques
Identifying, Recording, Cleaning, Storing & Displaying find

Spink Coins of England 2024 Pre decimal volume - Hardback
Coins of England and the United Kingdom remains the only reference work which features every major coin type from Celtic to decimalisation in 1971 with accurate market values for every coin type listed. It is an essential guide for beginners, serious numismatists and anyone interested in British Coinage. As with every new edition, all sections of the catalogue have been carefully checked by the specialists at Spink and the prices of the coins have been updated to reflect current market conditions.

Identifying Detector Finds by Brian Read
This fantastic A4 Hardback book is a must have for anyone trying to identify metal detecting finds.
With 320 pages packed with over 1,700 artefacts, all beautifully hand drawn and fully described including find locations, there has never been an easier way to identify your finds.
Most of the artefacts illustrated in this book have been recorded by the author since 1995, the majority previously unpublished.

Why choose Greenlight Publishing?
Here at Greenlight Publishing, we are dedicated in providing high-quality resources for metal detecting enthusiasts. Our books are carefully selected to ensure they offer valuable insights, practical tips, and inspiring stories. We have been publishing books on metal detecting since the late 1970's alongside Britains biggest selling metal detecting magazine Treasure Hunting. Whether you're looking to improve your skills or learn more about the history behind your finds, our collection has something for everyone.

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