10 September 2017
4 September 2017
Factor X, the Greenman and Coiled Snakes
The rather strange and enigmatic sub-heading should become clear before you have reached the end of this story. If I can draw a loose analogy I suppose it would be to the television show ‘Pimp My Ride’ where the presenters take an old car and highly decorate it. Except, in this case, the customisation is skillfully carried out on a metal detector.
27 August 2017
Rubbish, Garbology and Curling Irons
I understand that all the stroppy people read The Guardian. I was once a regular subscriber, but gave it up because I became weary of reading about single-parent families, third world issues and life-style preferences.
20 August 2017
There were 18 entries in my simple competition and I used a ‘random number generator’ to pick two winning numbers. I won’t keep you in suspenders any longer than necessary. This was the result:
15 August 2017
CONJOINED – NUMISMATIST
When a numismatist talks about a conjoined coin the reference is usually to one with two or more busts shown facing the same way with one on top of the other. The only British example I can think of is the William and Mary 1688-94. Unless you know otherwise. The reign of William and Mary was brief and their coins are relatively scarce.
12 August 2017
In December 2016 I made a post entitled The Rookie Detectorist and The Gold Seal Matrix. You may remember the magnificent find shown below. An observant reader has pointed out that the article was left unfinished. And he is right, so I am making amends!
5 August 2017