Cleaning your finds


The barrelling kit is a great accessory to clean some of your finds. It gives perfect results every time.

before-after-barrelling-coin-cleaningBarrelling machine can be used for cleaning and polishing certain kinds of metal, stone and plastics. Partially fill the drum with steel shapes in the soap solution provided. Then add the objects to be cleaned and rotate for a period of time.

after-and-after-barrellingThe machine can give a variety of finishes including matt and polished and can be used to remove sharp edges and scratches.

cleaned-with-barrelling-kitThis is a very harsh method of cleaning and is generally used for solid copper-alloy objects such as recent coinage or modern badges etc.

barrelling-cleanedDo not use on items that are plated, enamelled or have stones in them as this will be removed.

barrelling-kit-inside This 3lb barrelling machine is manufactured in the UK, is fully quality tested for optimum performance. Additional barrels, accessories and parts are available.

Barrelling Kit, complete with steel shapes, soap and full instructions.

Dimensions: Barrel – 11.5cm diameter x 14cm width, Machine – 21cm x 13cm x 13cm.


Rare gold coin found by a metal detectorist

Rare gold coin worth £15,000 is found by an amateur treasure hunter who thought it was a bottle top.

A rare gold coin dating back to the 15th century has been unearthed by an amateur treasure hunter –  who thought it was a bottle top. The prized coin was struck during the brief 86-day reign of King Edward V who was murdered in the Tower of London. Brian Biddle, 64, found the Angel coin using a metal detector in a farmer’s field where it had laid undisturbed for 533 years.

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The land in Tolpuddle, Dorset, had been repeatedly searched over the years by members of the Stour Valley Search and Recovery Club before Brian turned up with his detector. He realised he was getting warmer in his hunt for a piece of treasure when his device sounded the alarm. Mr Biddle said: ‘At first I thought it was a bottle top as we find a lot of things like that. But once I got it out of the ground I realised it was a gold coin.’

Mr Biddle, from Bournemouth, took his lucky find to the Dorchester Museum. Experts identified it as an Angel coin with an image of Archangel Saint Michael slaying a dragon and the legend ‘Edward Di Gra’ which shows it was minted during the reign of Edward V.

It will be sold at auction in London and has been valued at £15,000.