Coin Finds In Britain
The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with an overview of the types of coins commonly found in the soil of Britain. Other books on the subject tend to be quite expensive and to list numerous coins that, while familiar to collectors, rarely if ever find their way into the ground as casual losses. The book provides a one-stop shop for the entire range of coins, tokens and counters most commonly found in Britain, and serves as a point of first reference for academics, collectors, metal detector users and history students alike.
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.