This article was recently published in “Cæsaromagus”, the Journal of the Essex Numismatic Society, and is reproduced here by kind permission of the author. It should prove of interest to archaeologists and detectorists as well as numismatists.
Of potential interest to metal detectorists, as well as numismatists, is a new section on the BNS website section which gives links to BNS papers on coin hoards. These papers cover the whole British Isles and are sub-divided by county, so it is easy for one to find accounts of hoards from a particular region. BNS online papers are available for papers published up to three years ago, and currently cover publications up to 2016; papers published in 2017 will soon be added to the online collection. Also of interest is the developing BNS Coin Gallery which is constantly growing – it currently focuses on the period from the Iron Age through to end of the Stuarts, and currently shows mainly English coins, though it is planned this year to add a comprehensive range of Scottish and Irish specimens. For anyone interested in joining the British Numismatic Society please note that the usual annual fee of £32 is currently reduced