The Fabulous Finds Day at Exeter Guildhall on Saturday (10 April 10) from 10am to 4pm is intended for more than just archaeology enthusiast.
People who have found objects can have them identified by experts while those interested in local history will enjoy displays of local archaeological finds and meeting a Roman soldier. The displays include artefacts found by the East Devon Metal Detecting Club and local treasure that has recently joined the Royal Albert Memorial Museum’s (RAMM) collection.
Five archaeologists from the Portable Antiquities Scheme; Dr Geoff Egan, expert in medieval and later archaeology from the Museum of London; RAMM geologist, Dr Roger Taylor, and metal detectorists, Brian Read and Colin Hart, will be there to answer questions and identify finds.
Dr Geoff Egan will also present a lecture on Friday evening (April 9). The lecture, Base Lead: Some Remarkable Medieval and Later Finds Made of a Humble Metal, will be at the Music Room in Exeter Central Library from 7 to 8pm.Tickets (£4) are available from Exeter TIC, call 01392 665700.
(from a press release)