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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Illegal metal detecting 'robs us all of our past', experts claim

CONCERNS have been raised following the recent discovery of damage from illegal metal detecting on Hadrian’s Wall.
Unlawful excavations on National Trust land at Steel Rigg and Peel Crags have been carried out and authorities fear some of the North-East’s Roman heritage could be lost.

Police, English Heritage, National Trust and Northumberland National Park Authority, are also worried about the impact that this activity, sometimes known as ‘nighthawking’, is having on the archaeology of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Gold engagement ring from 17th Century discovered lying in field by pensioner with metal detector more than 300 years after it was lost

A gold engagement ring from the 17th Century has been unearthed by a pensioner with a metal detector - more than 300 years after it was lost.

Tom Ross, 69, was sweeping his metal detector over a ploughed farmer's field near Newtownabbey in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, when he stumbled across the item.

The rare 'posy' ring, which dates back to the late 1600s and is 85 per cent gold, bears the Old English inscription 'I noght on gift bot gifer', or 'Look not on the gift, but the giver'.

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Ring found in field is Anglo Saxon buried treasure

AFTER metal detecting for 30 years a gardener struck gold when he dug up a 1,300-year-old ring in a field.

However, he may not receive a penny as reward, a treasure trove inquest was told.

The early Medieval jewellery, dating back to the sixth century AD, was unearthed by Ian Bisset on cultivated farmland at Castlelevington near Yarm, Stockton, on July 29, 2012.

Other rare finds he has discovered over the years include two Viking pendants and a monastic seal. A spare bedroom at the home he shares with his wife, Christine, stores his less valuable booty.

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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Lost wedding ring found by metal detecting enthusiast described as 'amazing' by happy couple

A SURFER who lost his wedding ring in the waves was reunited with it after a metal detecting enthusiast spent six hours searching the beach.

Darren Buist was on holiday with his wife Michelle when he forgot to take the ring off before hitting the water.

When it slipped off his finger and vanished into the sea the couple launched a three-hour search but to no avail.

“Emotions were running high,” said Darren.


Monday, 25 August 2014

Guernsey's Iron Age dig 'secret' to stop metal detector users

Archaeologists digging at an Iron Age settlement are keeping the location a secret in a bid to stop people with metal detectors spoiling the site.

The settlement in Guernsey dates back 2,000 years and it is thought mostly pottery will be found.

Archaeologist Dr Phil de Jersey said keeping it a secret gave them a "head start".

He added there had been a "growing problem" with people using metal detectors on land without permission.

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Row over bones discovery

THE search which discovered bones in a Roman copper mine on the Powys border may have been done illegally.

Human bones were discovered last week in the old mine at Llanymynech Caves as a result of metal detector activity.

The bones are currently being investigated by Dyfed-Powys Police forensic experts.

Now a top regional archaeologist is claiming that it was illegal to use metal detectors on the site during the discovery.

Chris Martin, head of curatorial services at Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, says that the site is labelled a ‘scheduled ancient monument site’ by the Welsh Government's historic environment service (Cadw) meaning no metal detecting should have taken place or digging done without permission.

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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Riddlesden metal detectorist finds second precious Tudor artefact

A Keighley charity fundraiser who only took up metal detecting as a hobby late last year has discovered another precious historical artefact.

Riddlesden resident, Stephen Auker, who recently found dozens of ancient silver Roman coins at a site in his own neighbourhood, has now uncovered a 16th-century Tudor ring.

His latest find, this time in a field in Silsden where he had permission to carry out detecting, has been declared treasure trove.

“I was searching in this field for about five hours and I was about to go back to the car, disappointed, when I found it,” he said.

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