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by Steve RC
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Finds & Stories
Topic: Durotriges silver stater
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Durotriges silver stater

A really good example. Well saved.
by Steve RC
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: BBC News
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: BBC News

The wording used suggests that any single coin find made of gold or silver over 300 years old must be reported to the PAS - that means a single hammered coin for example would need to be reported as potential Treasure. The coroner is also the reporting point for Treasure finds unless that is changed...
by Steve RC
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: BBC News
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: BBC News

Since when did reporting single gold or silver coin finds to the PAS become law ? I must have missed that change. Presumably the author of the article has become confused with reporting Treasure items which actually need to be reported to the coroner for the district. Natually this sends the wrong m...
by Steve RC
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: Anglo-Saxon coin to fetch £200,000
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: Anglo-Saxon coin to fetch £200,000

For god sake what does a museum want with all these coins? Are they going to display them? Of course not. How come antique paintings and furniture can be happily owned by private individuals but not coins? What can’t us ‘plebs’ be trusted to keep them safe and own them and touch and enjoy them. Why...
by Steve RC
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: Anglo-Saxon coin to fetch £200,000
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: Anglo-Saxon coin to fetch £200,000

The outcome of the auction will be interesting. This type of coin is one of the very reasons that a modification to the Treasure Act has been proposed under the recent Review to capture single Roman and Anglo Saxon gold coins as Treasure. That suggests an intent to redress the issue of the last gold...
by Steve RC
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Official hobby news
Topic: An interesting viewpoint......
Replies: 53
Views: 1556

Re: An interesting viewpoint......

What irks the regions is that the Central Register probably represents 65-70% of the membership. If those regions were more open, welcoming and willing to do the work individuals could join "their region" and then get guided towards "proper" clubs or just stay as individuals with a voice via their ...
by Steve RC
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Official hobby news
Topic: An interesting viewpoint......
Replies: 53
Views: 1556

Re: An interesting viewpoint......

Nowhere in the constitution of the NCMD, drawn up by Norman Palmer QC, does it mention that delegates are required to be clothed during meetings, and are required to refrain from smearing themselves with woad and badger faeces when attending in their official capacity..... Now that would be interes...
by Steve RC
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Stephen?
Replies: 18
Views: 383

Re: Stephen?

A very nice coin.
by Steve RC
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Rules and Hub News
Topic: It’s our birthday 🥳
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: It’s our birthday 🥳

Time flies. :thumbsup:
by Steve RC
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Official hobby news
Topic: An interesting viewpoint......
Replies: 53
Views: 1556

Re: An interesting viewpoint......

Common sense will hopefull prevail now and a line can be drawn under this and the NCMD can move on.
by Steve RC
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Official hobby news
Topic: An interesting viewpoint......
Replies: 53
Views: 1556

Re: An interesting viewpoint......

As has been said there are two sides to any story and jumping to conclusions or making unfounded accusations is not the way forward. The Regions via Delegates have for as long as i have been a member of the NCMD been updated at every OGM/AGM. However some Regions were poor at disseminating that info...
by Steve RC
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: What do you think of Dowsing??
Replies: 43
Views: 1025

Re: What do you think of Dowsing??

I have seen a dowser at work in Norfolk and he was looking for water bearing area for a farmer so he could drill borehole. Just there he said and naturally after drilling 25 m he struck water. Trouble was that the farmer could have asked the drilling contractor to drill just about anywhere on his fa...
by Steve RC
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Official hobby news
Topic: Major finds excavation fund
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Major finds excavation fund

Sadly it seems that a worthwhile initiative is being rubbished by a certain detractor. Still the inititive aims to involve professional archaeologists rather than detractors so all will be well.
by Steve RC
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Detecting Chat
Topic: Detecting in five years' time
Replies: 17
Views: 562

Re: Detecting in five years' time

Dont even consider the licencing route. This has been mooted for as long as i have been detecting which is a good few decades now and it attracts supporters from both camps who clearly do not think through what it would involve. Firstly it would require some for of legislation to introduce the proce...
by Steve RC
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lots of pockets
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Lots of pockets

I have used a fishing jacket for years for detecting and still manage to lose items in the many pockets and corners only to be discovered when my good lady sorts through it before washing it.