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Adam Staples & Lisa Grace

Historica is a new specialist Coins and Antiquities department at Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers, running quarterly auctions of treasures from our historical past.

From gold, silver and bronze coins, to weapons, tools, jewellery, dress fittings, horse trappings, religious items and ceramics, these items will offer a true glimpse into the past.

Department specialists, Adam Staples and Lisa Grace commented, 'at Historica, we have a real passion for these items and priding ourselves on quality and authenticity, we aim to service a growing public interest in our heritage.'

Adam and Lisa have worked in the field of antiquities and coins for almost 36 years between them. From 'Finds Advisors' on metal detecting forums to regularly writing articles for ‘The Searcher Magazine’ (a metal detecting finds publication), bringing a wealth of experience to Hansons.

Adam and Lisa have worked with museums both at home and abroad, even visiting Croatia twice to work with archaeologists searching for a Roman battle site. Furthermore, they have spent five years identifying and recording finds for the 'United Kingdom Detector Finds Database' which records our heritage for future generations. They have also recorded finds with the Portable Antiquities Scheme, the Fitzwilliam Museum and Oxford University Archaeology Department's Celtic Coin Index, uncovering several previously unknown types of coin along the way.


Forthcoming Auction Highlights:


From left to right: King Offa Silver Penny, Newark Siege Halfcrown, Richard III Penny, Roman enamelled disk brooch, 2nd century AD.  

Entries Invited Including:

Artefacts ranging from Prehistoric to Post-Medieval, including items from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, the Roman Empire, Anglo-Saxon and Viking period through the Medieval and into Tudor and Stuart times.

Specialist Auction Dates

Wednesday 22nd March - Entries close 4th March
Wednesday 23rd August - Entried close 5th August

Specialist Valuation Days at Etwall

Valuations are held on the following Wednesday's 9am - 2pm please call 01283 733988 to book an appointment.

1st March, 5th April, 3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August, 6th September, 4th October, 1st November, 6th December 


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