Metal Detecting in Devon and Dorset

Interesting Metal Detecting Finds

Metal Detecting Finds


Here is a selection of metal detecting finds and I have also included some finds from other metal detectorists around the UK that I thought you might like to see.



Detecting Gold

George III Gold Sovereign, 1818



Romain Coin

Romain Coin - Nummus of Fausta, 307-337ad


Roman Nummus

Romain Coin - Nummus of Constans, 307-350ad


Silver Cufflink Detecting find                Dog Handle Detecting

18th Century Silver Cufflink                               Medieval Copper Alloy Knife Handle


Hammered Coin Detecting

James I Shilling, 1604-19


George Shilling

George I Shilling, 1723



Victoria Shilling Metal Detecting Devon

Victoria Shilling, 1866


Edward Penny

Edward III Penny, London Mint, 1327-77


Metal detecting buckle                  Medieval Detector Find

17th Century Spur Buckle                           Copper Alloy Medieval Mount



Ring Brooch                 Roman Brooch

Ring Brooch                                                             Roman Brooch



Metal Detecting Treasure

This Edward III Gold Double Florin was found by a detectorist in the south of England.  Issued in 1343, it was estimated to fetch around £150,000.  It is only the third example to be found (the other two are in the British Museum), so it is also the only one in private hands.  The coin was auctioned by Spinks and achieved a record breaking price of £460,000!





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"Paul is a miracle worker! I lost my wedding ring whilst walking the dog in a wooded area.  We searched for 2 weeks without success. 

"I contacted Paul who managed to find it with his metal detector in a different area to where we thought it was lost. To say he is thorough is an understatement. Thank you Paul so much!"


Minelab Metal Detectors

"Paul has been metal detecting in my fields and at my home for many years now. He has made some very fascinating finds including many coins, buckles, toy Dinky cars and even the remains of an old purse!

"Paul is a credit to himself and to the hobby and I would be happy to recommend Paul to any landowner as a decent and trustworthy individual"

David Glynn

Gold Roman Coin