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Coin Finds in Britain: A Collector’s Guide (Shire Library) Paperback – 10 Apr 2013

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Over the centuries Britain’s soil has yielded countless spectacular hoards of ancient coins and other artefacts, affording us priceless insights into our ancestors’ lives – and it is not only such large finds that await discovery but also many thousands of individual pieces. Wonderfully, discoveries both minor and momentous are frequently made not by teams of professionals but by amateur archaeologists and metal-detector enthusiasts, for whom this book is intended as a helpful companion. It provides a catalogue of commonly encountered coins, dating from ancient times until the modern day, explaining their historical context, how they might have come to be lost and where they may be found today.

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‘… this Shire book is a serious and useful addition to a coin collector’s bookshelves.’ –Antique & Collector’s Trader

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A brief illustrated guide to the coins that can be discovered in Britain, with advice for detectorists.

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Over the centuries Britain’s soil has yielded countless spectacular hoards of ancient coins and other artefacts, affording us priceless insights into our ancestors’ lives – and it is not only such large finds that await discovery but also many thousands of individual pieces. Wonderfully, discoveries both minor and momentous are frequently made not by teams of professionals but by amateur archaeologists and metal-detector enthusiasts, for whom this book is intended as a helpful companion. It provides a catalogue of commonly encountered coins, dating from ancient times until the modern day, explaining their historical context, how they might have come to be lost and where they may be found today.

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