Beginner's Guide to Metal Detecting by Julian Evan-Hart & Dave Stuckey
Just started detecting? Thinking of becoming a detectorist? THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!
Completely updated in 2012 Beginner's Guide has been written by experienced detectorists to give the newcomer to metal detecting everything they need to know to get the best out of this fascinating hobby.
Different types of Detectors available
Where to detect
Identifying, Recording, Cleaning, Storing & Displaying finds
The more knowledge we have about the land we detect the better our chances of making significant finds – research is a powerful tool and this book will prove invaluable to anyone who is serious about metal detecting.
What is a field-name, how did it obtain its name, when was it named, has the name changed over the centuries and what does it mean? These are some of the fundamental questions which this book will help to answer, giving an insight into past lives, land management and usage.
This fascinating book explores the roots of field names, many of which contain hidden meanings referring to long-lost practices involving myths, legends, and customs.Historians, archaeologists, metal detectorists, fieldwalkers and anyone interested in the social history of the United Kingdom will find this book a fascinating read.
This book offers a new and exciting dictionary style format. The author has drawn on a wide range of literature covering: archaeology, biology, entomology, etymology, genealogy, geology, history, mathematics, mineralogy, mythology, sociology, technology, and flora and fauna, to name but a few subjects.
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A4 HARDBACK - ONLY £30
The British Museum’s 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 54th Edition 2019
(Includes both pre and post decimal volumes)
Coins of England and the United Kingdom remains the only reference work which features every major coin type from Celtic to the present day 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 the present.
Fully revised and updated. Valuations for up to three grades in British £.
700+ pages, 2 volumes, pre and post decimal, 210mm x 150mm, £30.00 - Published December 2018
SCEATTA LIST - TONY ABRAMSON
2ND EDITION 2018 - NOW IN STOCK
UK P&P Free via Royal Mail
Sceattas, or Sceats as they are often called, are regularly found by detectorists but are not so easy to identify. This book, with its hundreds of photographs and detailed descriptions, allows the reader not only to identify a coin with ease, but also gives a precise valuation in two conditions – A must have book for every detectorist and coin collector
This second edition of Sceatta List adds more than a hundred new varieties of early pennies. It builds on the work of pioneers in the field – Rigold, Metcalf, Blackburn and Gannon. While this topic, with its huge variation in designs, has more than its fair share of difficulties, the author has always sought to make the subject more accessible to occasional users. This is achieved through the generous use of illustrations, the majority taken from his own collection housed at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Moreover, the author provides insight to the organisation, dating and designs of these 7th-8th century coins.
The volume is essentially for – and essential to – collectors, curators, cataloguers, detectorists and dealers, among others, and includes guidance onscarcity and values.
Tony Abramson haslectured and published widely on early Anglo-Saxon coinage, has been Presidentof the Yorkshire Numismatic Society since 2011 and organises biennial symposiain early medieval coinage. These services were recognised by the award of theBritish Numismatic Society’s Jeffrey North Medal in 2017.
£50 UK post free
Anyone who finds Roman coins, collects or studies them, will find this book an invaluable guide.
Identifying Roman Coins is an easy to use, visual recognition guide to help identify Roman coins.
The authors' chronological presentation identifies major reverse types from the first to the late fourth century AD. Dr. Reece's text outlines interesting aspects of the coinage, the issues, mints, points to look out for, etc, together with a select bibliography which acts as guidance for those who wish to look deeper at the subject.
All the illustrations, which are line drawings for greater clarity and ease of recognition, have explanatory notes.
Hardback, 60 pages, black & white illustrations
Spink & Son Ltd (Dec. 2000)
£10 (Free UK P&P)