Scheme guides

Here you can find further information about some of the finds we record, as well as specific information on how to best conserve any metal finds you make.

Our finds guides are actively being expanded to cover the general range of finds we record through the Scheme. Currently we can offer detailed digests of our data for most coin periods, aimed at those already familiar with how coins can be identified. Some of the coin guides offer biographical information on rulers sourced from Wikipedia, and some basic tips on identification for beginners. In addition, the Bronze Age is currently furnished with a guide detailing the different types of metal object that can be found in Britain from this period, with examples drawn from our database.

More artefact guides are under development. You can find the new guides here.