About this website
This website is a repository for various articles I have written, some earlier versions of which were published on the UK Detector Finds Database (UKDFD) between 2005 and 2017. The articles relate mainly to coins that have circulated at various times in Britain, and to their identification and classification. A smaller number relate to metal detecting and metal-detecting finds more generally.
The website also has the latest version of my CoinSearcher tool. This aims to assist with the identification of worn or corroded coins and those with incomplete legends, such as cut halfpennies and farthings of the early Plantagenet period.
A personal website provides the most convenient and flexible platform for creating, editing and updating the articles and software. It permits advances in knowledge to be reflected quickly, illustrations to be replaced as better images become available, and continuous improvements to be made to aesthetics and functionality.
Those articles previously published on the UKDFD have been substantially updated since their republication here, and changes to all articles continue to be made progressively. Each article includes a status indicator showing its current issue date, along with a link to its revision history. This can be found at the foot of the first page of the applicable article.