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A-S strap-end mods
Barrel padlocks
Buckles through the ages
Buckles visual catalogue
Button makers
Crotal bells
Edwardian farthings
Edwardian halfpennies
Edwardian Pennies
Galley halfpence
Gunter's chain
Harness pendants
Long Cross Pennies
Nuremberg jetons
Papal bullae
Pocket sundials
Roman seal boxes
Seal matrices

Rod Blunt - Identification team member

Rod's speciality is coins. He first became interested in them while at secondary school, and has retained his enthusiasm ever since. During the intervening period of more than forty-five years, he has gained an in-depth knowledge of the many types of coin that have circulated in Britain since the Roman occupation. He also has a basic knowledge of many European issues. During the late 1960s, due to impending decimalisation, modern coins, which Rod was collecting at the time, became prohibitively expensive. He therefore decided to take up metal detecting as an alternative way of adding to his collection! Although it didn't quite work out that way, Rod has been practising the hobby ever since. He is a passionate supporter, who believes very strongly that metal detecting contributes significantly to our understanding of the past. Rod qualified as a chartered engineer in the early 1970s and pursued a career in engineering management. He is now semi-retired.

Gary Brun- Webmaster team

Gary is the proud father of two children, and has two horses, a dog, two cats, two rats and a mother-in-law - all in the same house on his little farm in Norway! A firm believer in recording, Gary has supported the PAS and its work throughout the detecting industry, and has used his influence to promote responsible detecting. With a fifteen-year background in event management and the hospitality industry, he has been working with Internet-based technology for many years. He was the developer of the first detecting-related phpBB2 forum, and his contribution was fundamental to the establishment and operation of most of the major detecting forums on the UK detecting scene. Gary runs one of the largest detecting forums on the Internet today, and he is also a director of a web development company and a trans-Atlantic turnkey production company.

Nigel Nicholson - Identification team member

Nigel is married, has four children and spends most of his spare time detecting with his two boys. He started detecting in 1977 at the age of twelve, and this led to an interest in collecting ancient coins and artefacts, many of which he has found himself. Nigel loves the challenge of identifying coins and tokens placed on various forums by other metal-detecting enthusiasts.

Russel Fergie - Identification team member

Russ has been married to long suffering Geraldine for 17 years with whom he did beget James their 14 year old son.
He works as an artist producing wall murals and commissioned paintings for clients in and around the midlands area. Having been a keen metal detectorist for over 20 years, Russell has acquired a knowledge of artefacts and coins spanning all era's of this countries rich history. His preference lies in artefacts of most types and coin's of the British Iron Age.

Jon Adkin - Identification team member

Jon has been collecting lithics for more than 30 years, first using a metal detector in 1977. He has maintained an interest in the hobby ever since and also collects coins, rocks and minerals, fossils and Victorian bottles. A keen supporter of the hobby, he is committed to recording his finds for future generations. Jon joined the RAF at seventeen, and worked in the aerospace industry for more than 20 years. He contributes to the hobby's press and is writing his first novel.



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