A4 HARDBACK - ONLY £30
The British Museumís Portable Antiquities Scheme
An illustrated guide to metal detecting and archaeological finds
This beautiful book is possibly the most comprehensive finds identification book ever published.
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.
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
1,200 artefacts - 2,900 colour photos
360 pages, A4, Hardback. £30.00
Spink Coins of England and the United Kingdom 55th Edition 2020
(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.
The reference numbers used are recognized world-wide and are quoted by all of the leading auction houses and dealers.
Well illustrated in colour, listing every type and date of British coins from Celtic times to decimalisation in 1971.
Fully revised and updated. Valuations for up to three grades in British £.
Hardback, Pre Decimal volume, 210mm x 150mm, £30.00 - Published December 2019
How to find Britainís Buried Treasure Hoards by David Villanueva
UK P&P Free via Royal Mail
Every detectorist dreams of finding a hoard and this new book by celebrated author David Villanueva will increase your chances of doing so.
The rich history of the British Isles has led to the burial of thousands of hoards for many different reasons - some as offerings, some as savings or in an emergency, intended to be recovered later. Although of course nobody knows exactly where hoards are buried, understanding why hoards came to be in the ground will help you to search in the right places.
Covering the Bronze Age to modern times, this fascinating book also gives lots of advice on how to research possible hoard sites, from researching local maps and records to clues to look out for on google earth.
- Tools & Resources
- The Bronze Age
- The Iron Age
- Roman Britain
- Saxons & Vikings
- Medieval Britain
- Religious Houses
- Battle Sites
- Modern Times
- Treasure Law
152 pages, A4, £20
ISBN 978 1 8977 38 62 7
This 3rd Edition of Benet's Artefacts has over 3000 photographs in full colour with all prices fully updated.
This superb artefact identifier and price guide ranges from the Stone Age through to the Tudor period - Benetís is the must have guide for identification & valuations. The prices quoted are based upon first hand knowledge and experience of the antiquities market as well as recent actual sale prices.
Contents include: Stone Age, Bronze Age, Celtic & Iron Age, Roman, Anglo Saxon, Viking, Norman, Medieval, Tudor and Post Tudor Ė with artefacts covering Axe heads, Spears, Swords, Daggers, Brooches, Pendants, Rings, Jewellery, Buckles, Horse Fittings, Pommels, Thimbles, Seals and many more.
Benetís 3rd Edition - 3,000 images, A5, Hardback, 864 pages 2014
£30.00 - UK Post free!
This book follows the same format as previous editions of Benetís but is purely focused on the Medieval period. Those who love the Benet's artefacts books will find this is a must have addition to their collection.
This superb artefact identifier and price guide contains over 1200 Medieval artefacts in full colour (the majority we have never published before). Benetís is the must have guide for identification & valuations. The prices quoted are based upon first hand knowledge and experience of the antiquities market as well as recent actual sale prices.
Contents include: Blades & Tools, Brooches, Fasteners & Buckles, Domestic Items, Finger Rings, Harness Pendants & Fittings, Religious & Figural Items.
Benetís Medieval Artefacts - Over 1200 full colour images,
A5, Hardback, 432 pages. ONLY £25.00 - UK Post free!
Benetís Roman Artefacts follows the same format as previous editions of Benetís but is purely focused on the Roman period.
This superb artefact identifier and price guide contains over 1300 Roman artefacts in full colour
(the majority we have never published before). With up-to-date prices, Benetís is the must have guide for identification and valuations. The prices quoted are based upon first hand knowledge and experience of the antiquities market as well as recent actual sale prices.
Contents include: Brooches, Belt Accessories, Chariot Fittings, Domestic Items, Knives & Accessories, Mounts & Plaques, Jewellery, Pendants, Rings & Statuettes.
Benetís Roman Artefacts - Over 1300 full colour images,
A5, Hardback, 472 pages. ONLY £25.00 - UK Post free!