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Last Updated : 11/02/2014

Welcome to the UK Detectorist, a small website dedicated to metal detecting. Its main purpose is to provide a review of my main detector, the XP Gold Maxx 18 Khz, an excellent machine for use on both farmland and beaches in the UK. I have also included a Recent Finds section (including finds from the Celtic, Roman, Saxon and Medieval periods etc, found with the goldmaxx), and a News Section which will be updated regularly. I hope you will find the information of some use, and you are welcome to contact me using the link on the contact page. Thanks for stopping by.

Latest Find COMPLETE SAXON BROOCH 120mm - 25/04/2006

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Saxon Cruciform Brooch c 5th C 120mm
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Zoomorphic Terminal, complete except horizontal crosspieces broken and pin missing

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Roman Gold Earring

Henry VIII Half Groat Canterbury Mint
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1522 - 44

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Reverse

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James I Shilling 1603 to 1625

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Edward III Half Groat 1351-52

Can anyone date this ?
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Silver Thimble

Roman Fibula Brooch, 2nd Century
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DIARY
 
 
Feb 2014
 
Had a couple of good outings this year so far, finds include a nice copper ring and Jettons. Now using the new software 3.1 on the Deus.
 
 
August 2011
 
Last year was amazing. New season now, so hoping for similar results !

July to September 2010
Decided to go for the new XP deus and what a good decision ! Now my girlfriend, Sarah, has custody of the goldmaxx. On my second outing, found a Elizabeth I half groat, and next outing found a lovely Charles I scottish 20 pence and two roman numus. Got permission to detect on two new sites in Rutland. So all good so far ! Sarah is getting into the hobby, and has already found some good finds.

May to July 2006
May has started off well, with a fob seal with the letters "E H", probably 16th or 17th century.
Watch this space !

Feb to April 2006
Feb to April proved to be very good months, with a Saxon Brooch and 2 hammered's (Elizabeth I threefarthings and Henry VIII half groat) discovered - photos to follow, as well as a nice saxon buckle and zoomorphic terminal. Braving the cold weather has definitely been worth the rewards. Shame I snagged a brand new waterproof jacket though, but soon fixed the tear with some superglue. The price we have to pay to pursue our hobby ! In April, a silver thimble turned up and it made a nice change for it to be complete and intact !

April to July 2005
So far, 2005 has been pretty good for me especially for ROMAN FINDS ! So far, I have been lucky enough to have found a dozen Roman Coins, a Roman Disc Brooch and a Roman Mount, as well as a Henry III Cut Penny etc, all from the same field. This is a set aside field I am using at the moment until my best sites once again become available. Pretty good, as I did not expect to find much of interest there at all !

 

Roman Glass Bead
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A nice surface find

 
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BIG NEWS for XP OWNERSWIRELESS HEADPHONES are now availale from you dealer. AND THIS IS A HIGH QUALITY PIECE OF KIT, worth every penny of the asking price. No more hassle with cords, and the unit is very light. Give them a try, you will never go back to normal headphones ! Sound quality is the best I have experienced. And it comes with its own Lithium battery and charger.

Ahh Detecting...i'm in heaven for a few hours...
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Somewhere in Leicestershire April 2006

Its good to have some help digging sometimes...
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...good music tastes as well....
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Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Trivium !

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Using the XP Gold Maxx in a field in Leicestershire, UK 2004

DETECTING NEWS

14th Feb 2003 - Builder finds Anglo-Saxon Gold Ring during Tea-Break !

21st Nov 2003 - Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past at the British Museum

21st May 2004 - Schoolboy digs up medieval ring after 2nd outing !

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