CategoriesNews

THE HIGH WEALD HOARD

In 2012 A detectorist from Burwash, Tim Symonds discovered The High Weald hoard about 30 miles north of Brighton.

The coins, worth about £40,000, were bought with help from the Heritage fund.

“It is such a large haul and so historic, it seemed entirely likely that the British Museum would want it or that it could possibly have moved to American.” Commented Mr Symonds.

Legend available at www.peakyfindersdetecting.co.uk

Nokta Makro Legend available at www.peakyfindersdetecting.co.uk

The hoard was catalogued by the British Museum and recognised as an important find for the region by the government’s Treasure Valuation Committee.

The cash value was divided between Mr Symonds and the landowner, who wants to remain anonymous.

The hoard, which dates from the third century, is one of the largest collections of Roman coins ever found in Sussex.

Mr Symonds said the day he found them was “like a dream”.

“It was nearly dark. It was winter, it was cold and raining,” he said.

CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING.

CategoriesNews

Exceat: The ancient East Sussex village wiped out by the Black Death

It was once a thriving village in the Cuckmere Valley – but the Black Death decimated Exceat to extinction.

Metal Detectors and accessories available next day delivery at www.peakyfindersmetaldetecting.co.uk

Cuckmere Haven is one of the most stunning parts of Sussex, but the area looked completely different 700 years ago.

While today the region is a peaceful place known for its natural beauty, the mouth of the river Cuckmere was once a thriving naval village.

Almost completely empty today, the fields north of the English Channel were once home to an ancient village – Exceat.

Exceat was a bustling fishing village founded in Saxon times. It was sheltered from the weather by the protection of the Cuckmere Valley, and some historians think it could have been a very successful fishing base.

The village was also said to have been one of the most important naval bases for King Alfred the Great, widely recognised as the first King of England.

CLICK HERE to continue reading.

CategoriesNews

TONY & ALEX BOTH FIND GOLD ON CLUB DIG.

Peaky Finders and Detecting The Weald metal detecting group hit the fields every Sunday and you can join them.

To come along to a dig simply keep an eye on our facebook page and group for our events, click ‘going’ and we will soon be in touch.

Experienced detectorists and those new to the hobby are welcome.

In the video below we see a Gold Sovereign found by Tony, and a Gold Guinea that arose for Alex.

Legend available at www.peakyfindersdetecting.co.uk

The LEGEND, and SIMPLEX Metal detectors are available next day delivery at www.peakyfindersdetecting.co.uk

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.

Subscribe to our newsletter

© Peaky Finders Metal Detecting

X
Add to cart