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
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