Metal Detecting Rally 2023 Results

Photos of Finds


Rotary Metal Detecting Rally ends with a bang 

Detectorists at our Annual Metal Detecting Rally found more than was expected and as a result both the police and personnel from Catterick Garrison were called out.  The find was thought to be a second world war device for the home guard although this has not been confirmed officially by the army.

President of the club Ian Forth said “this was not what we were expecting but it all added to the variety of what turned out to be a very successful day.  Our stewards taped off a wide area and the police and the army all dealt with the incident promptly.  We kept the detectorists informed as the situation unfolded.”  

Permissions had been obtained from the relevant authorities including Natural England to enable the area to be detected, which had not been detected before. 

Approximately £1400 was raised for charities and good causes supported by the Rotary Club.

Organiser of the event Peter Sedgwick said “ The weather was great, with a turn out of 125 enthusiasts with some very positive feedback from those attending.  We are absolutely delighted with some of the finds.”

The finds include a silver threepence of Elizabeth I dated 1575, a Scottish copper twopence of Charles II in good condition and a pewter medallion commemorating the coronation of George V.   There was also a Roman heraldic pendant, Georgian fob seal, Roman Coin and Roman knife depicting Minerva.

These and other finds will be reported to the Finds Officer for confirmation of identity.

Images courtesy of Brampton & Longtown Rotary (Georgian fob seal, Army Activity) and David Bartholomew (Coins).

Images from main photo, identification to be offically confirmed ;

1. 3 coins silver threepence of Elizabeth I dated 1575, a Scottish copper twopence of Charles II in good condition and a pewter medallion commemorating the coronation of George V.  See also 6.

2. Georgian Fob Seal

3. Roman heraldic pendant

4. Army activity

5. Roman knife depicting Minerva

6 Coins reversed noted in 1.

 

 

 

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