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Dress Accessories, c. 1150- c. 1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) [Paperback]
By Geoff Egan & Frances Pritchard
See note alongside, an excellent reference book.
UK DETECTOR NET RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING BOOKS
We recently asked our Forum members which book or books they would recommend as great reading for someone who was new to the hobby.
The following list has been compiled from that research and contains some fantastic titles. Yes, of course, you can buy them directly from the links below and we get a small commission from Amazon.
BOOKS SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS
Benet's Artefacts [Hardcover]
What more can we say, one of the best books out there for ID'ing finds !!
Spink - Coins of England and the United Kingdom
UKDN's favorite coin reference book. A must for every detectorist, beginner and experienced alike!!
The Medieval Household: Daily Living c.1150-c.1450 [Hardcover]
By Geoff Egan
This book and the book alongside will identify and date a huge number of the small finds made by detectorists especially those small mounts and fittings that seem to turn up on every dig!!
English Long-Cross Pennies, 1279-1489, Edward I to Henry VII: An Illustrated Guide to Identification
By Christopher Wren
A brilliant book but expensive via Amazon.
England's Striking History: By Christopher Henry Perkins
Only a small book but a great starter for hammered ID's !!
Regton’s have them cheaper. Contact
Identifying Roman Coins [Hardcover] By Richard Reece
One of our forum members said, “A decent "starter" Roman coin ID book”
Metal Detecting: All you need to know to get started [Paperback]
By Dave Crisp
This book gives invaluable information for any detectorist, from the absolute beginner, to those with years of experience.
Advanced Detecting: How to Improve Your Metal Detecting Technique and Finds Rate!
By Norfolk Wolf
This book will give a crash course to detectorists at all levels of experience
Beginner's Guide To Metal Detecting 2012 [Paperback]
J Evan-Hart and D Stuckey
A great book, completely re-written from an earlier edition, for the beginner informing them of everything they need to know to get started in the hobby.
A SELECTION OF FURTHER READING FOR THE MORE EXPERIENCED DETECTORIST
Roman Coins and Their Values [Hardcover]
By David R. Sear
Just an amazing book for the collector of Roman coins. Simple words here cannot describe the quality of the content of this book.
Prehistoric Flintwork [Paperback]
By Chris Butler (Author)
One of our Finds Advisors said, “The recognised bible on the subject for anyone at all interested in flint tools and worked flint. A superb reference work.” Enough said !!
Buckles, 1250-1800 [Paperback]
By Ross Whitehead (Author)
A forum member said…
“invaluable considering how many we dig up”
A great title, ideal for beginner or experienced user.