Taynton Metal Detecting Club

Latest finds


This section shows the latest finds of note from club digs and own site finds.


Henry VI (1422 - 1431) Calais mint 'mule' half groat. The obverse is Spink 1836 and the reverse is Spink 1862.

George 111 guinea - 1776
Anglo Saxon sceat.

Series E Porcupine/stepped cross Type 53
Cnut short cross penny, York mint.
Cnut cut half
Harthacnut 1040-42 Arm sceptre type

Moneyer Wulfheard, Gloucester mint

A Edward 111 quarter noble fourth coinage treaty period
Bronze Age Sword
Found by our club chairman Dave Hutton whilst on a detecting holiday in Herefordshire.(2019)

It comes from the Ewart Park phase right at the end of the Bronze Age.
The sword has been deliberately broken in several places before it was buried in the Bronze Age. This makes the item unusable and acts as sacrificial offering to the gods. It is quite possible that this is also done as a show to the local community to demonstrate how powerful this person was because they were able to destroy and discard such a valuable item.  It also looks like this sword may have been used as well. There are a number of V shaped notches on the blade and one sided looks flatter than the other, possibly as a result of repairing a damaged edge. 

Crusader coin - Knights Templar France Phillip IV Le Bel (1268-1314) struck 1285-1290


Victoria - Gothic Florin  1853

6th-7th century Irish mount - Made in Ireland for the Saxon English market.

Described as a rare and unparalleled find by Saxon expert


9th century BC Iron Age,11 carat twisted gold ring


George IV guinea


Medieval Silver Seal Matrix
UKDFD record
Seal of William de Stintescombe (Stinchcombe a village in Gloucestershire found some 25 miles away
Cnut half penny - 1025/6
Mint - Lincoln
Moneyer - Sweartbrand

Gold Signet ring c 16th - 17th century (Treasure)    
Roman Terret ring    
Bronze Age gold bead    
Silver Thimble    
George 111 half guinea    
Silver Vervel
Roman Lion mount    
Gold Keeper ring    
Gold Fede ring    
Treasure - disclaimed
Roman Knife handle    
Glos Light Infantry silver brooch