Article|Clasp of astonishment: Amateur treasure hunter finds tiny 14th century heart-shaped gold brooch worth £25,000 in farmer’s field

Published by Daily Mail, written by Nick Enoch, Wednesday 2nd May 2012 Shaped like a heart – and with two hands clasped together in decorative sleeves at its base – this piece of jewellery may be tiny but it was to prove an enormous find for one lucky metal detector enthusiast. Stan Cooper, 60, unearthed the 2.5cm gold brooch…

Article | Scouts and students unearth Kingston’s past in archaeological dig

Published by Your Local Guardian, written by Clare Buchanan, Wednesday 2nd May 2012 Scouts and students discovered a musket ball, a wedding ring, and two military pendants when they took part in an archaeological dig to investigate the borough’s past. The youngsters helped the Kingston upon Thames Archaeological Society after they won a £28,400 Heritage…

Article | I’ve struck gold… again! 28 years after treasure hunter discovers Huntington Hoard he returns to the spot and finds another

Published by Daily Mail, by RICHARD HARTLEY-PARKINSON, Tuesday 17th April 2012  The saying goes that lighting never strikes twice, and the same could be said for finding treasure. But that’s exactly what happened for George McKean who struck gold in the same spot where he found a hoard of coins 28 years ago. He and his brother-in-law…

Article | Doncaster Roman jewels mystery

Published by The Star, Wednesday 9 May 2012 PART of a treasure-trove dating back to Roman times has mysteriously surfaced at an antiques fair – almost 30 years after the rest of it was found in a Doncaster wood. A silver bracelet dating back to the third century is now wanted by Doncaster Museum so they can…

Article | Birmingham rail worker could have discovered next Staffordshire Hoard after finding hundreds of rare coins

Published by Birmingham Mail, written by Paul Suart Tuesday May 15th 2012 Dad-of-three Scott Heeley found 211 silver Roman coins and 69 fragments dating back to the first and second centuries on farmland. “It’s so exciting – my feet have not touched the floor since,” said the 50-year-old. “I found an old penny and told…

Article | Roman coins haul dug up

Published by Express & Star, Wednesday 16th May 2012. Roman coins more than 2,000 years old have been discovered in Staffordshire in what experts described today as a significant find. The silver coins were unearthed by metal detecting enthusiast father-of-three Scott Heeley, from Hednesford. At least one of 242 coins bears the head of Roman politician and…

Article | Hundreds of Roman coins found in Stoke-on-Trent field

The Sentinel Saturday, May 19, 2012 MUSEUM officials are considering buying a huge haul of Roman treasure which has been discovered in a Stoke-on-Trent field. Hundreds of coins more than 2,000 years old were found at the undisclosed location. The solid silver sovereigns – some with immaculately-preserved images of the Roman emperor Hadrian – were discovered…

Article | Methwold: Find of rare Roman coins

Published by Lynn News, on Wednesday 16th May 2012 TWO examples of some of the last Roman coins to be struck in Britain were found by a metal detecting enthusiast on land at Methwold, an inquest heard on Friday. Norfolk coroner William Armstrong declared the two Roman silver siliquae to be treasure after reading a report…

Metal Detecting and Digging on the Thames Foreshore

If you are thinking of heading down to the Thames foreshore armed with your metal detector this website gives you the in’s and out’s of what you can and cannot do. Thames Foreshore Access for Leisure or Pleasure including Metal Detecting and Digging The Thames foreshore is potentially hazardous and some dangers may not always…