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.
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 55th Edition 2020
(Pre decimal volume - Hardback)
ORDER NOW AND YOUR COPY WILL DISPATCHED AS SOON AS AVAILABLE - EXPECTED IN STOCK MID-DECEMBER
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 decimalisation in 1971.
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
**NEW - PUBLISHED END NOVEMBER 2019**
Pre-order your copy now for delivery early December
HARDBACK 640 pages £45
The Staffordshire Hoard: An Anglo-Saxon Treasure
The Staffordshire hoard was discovered by a metal detectorist in 2009 and consisted of over 3500 items, making it the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver treasure ever found.
This beautiful new book tells the story of the hoard’s discovery, acquisition and the six-year research project that pieced its fragments back together, identified them and explored their manufacture. Key chapters discuss the decoration and meaning of the hoard’s intricate ornaments, the techniques of the Anglo-Saxon craftsmen, the religious and historical background together with the hoarding practice in Britain and Europe, to place this exceptional hoard in context.
The beautiful photographs and illustrations reconstruct the fragments to show how they would have originally been used.
640 pages, Hardback. £45.00
22cm x 28cm