Wanted: Recommendations for Artifact Identification

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Wanted: Recommendations for Artifact Identification

Post by Bottlecapking » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:48 pm

Hi All,

I'm new to the Forum, so forgive me if this is posted in the wrong Topic area.

The internet is a wonderful resource for identifying finds. However, sometimes it's nicer, to pick up a book and browse through the pages, picking up plenty of other snippets of information along the way, that otherwise would have passed you by.

I have seen that a chap called Nigel Mills has published several books on Artifacts, and before I dip into my exceedingly tight pocket to buy one or more of them, wondered if:

1. Are the books still relevant now? or are they any good? After all, they were first published 16 or more years ago, and things move on, especially with more finds coming up each year...

2. Do any of you have recommendations for good books to assist with identification of artifacts or coins?

Your advice and guidance on this topic will be gratefully recieved.

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Re: Wanted: Recommendations for Artifact Identification

Post by Pastseeker » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:42 pm

Hi BCK and welcome to the forum

Try greenlight publishing they tend to specialize in artifact and coin books.

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Re: Wanted: Recommendations for Artifact Identification

Post by Steve_T » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:09 pm

Bennetts Artefacts is a useful book resource, but the PAS (finds.org.uk) has it all recorded and its it's free

https://finds.org.uk/database

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Re: Wanted: Recommendations for Artifact Identification

Post by sweepstick47 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:32 pm

Hello 'BCK' ::g Welcome aboard the forum. I admit to having quite a collection of detecting related books since starting out in the hobby some 43 years ago. The option was to make frequent and time consuming visits to the reference sections of my local library in the hope of making a successful identification etc. However since the arrival of 'tinternet', (but sadly not necessary expertise to use it efficiently) the task is now so much easier and of course the breadth and depth of the information available is seemingly infinite.

I still refer to several of my books for information, as the printed word seems to create in me, a longer lasting impression, not that I ever forget anything of course 8-| Regards ss47.
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Re: Wanted: Recommendations for Artifact Identification

Post by FULLTIMER » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:09 pm

British Artefacts series of 3 books by Brett Hammond and also the 7 Detector Finds books by Gordon Bailey all worth having,
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Re: Wanted: Recommendations for Artifact Identification

Post by Saffron » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:41 pm

Hi, welcome to the forum.

Firstly have a look in the "Research" subforum on the left there are a lot of good resources listed there already.

For coins, rather than artifacts, you can not beat Spinks "Coins of England and the united Kingdom", no need to fork out Ā£30 for this years (or 2018 which is out this month) edition one a year or 2 old can be picked up much cheaper and is just as good regarding the identification aspect.

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Re: Wanted: Recommendations for Artifact Identification

Post by Bottlecapking » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:27 am

All,

Thank you for the feedback, I have plenty of options open to me now :-)

I am already registered on, and make use of the PAS, which I do find helpful. And it was only after I made my post, that I realised the MDF had a Reference Section, D'oh....

I'd like to think that I'll still be out detecting after 43 years like Sweepstick47, mind you, it'd mean finding bottle caps in my centenary year 8-}

Thanks again

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