Supplier of authentic Prehistoric flint tools,Roman brooches,coins,rings,ceramics,Saxon and Norse strapends and clothing decorations,Medieval coins,rings,clothing fittings,Tudor rings and coins.All are sourced from old family estate sales and reputable members of The Antiquities Dealers Association/Antique Dealers Association.A few are recent finds reported in the Portable Antiquities scheme.
I have been a professional archaeologist for 25 years full time,with a specialist interest in metal small finds from all periods.During this time I have been employed as a finds officer,and conservation officer,as well as being involved in project management.Due to the downturn in the economic climate I have had to find an alternative source of income,using my skill base,whilst not compromising myself as a professional archaeologist.I continue to work as a field archaeologist,whenever there is contract work available.I am an Associate of the professional body The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and adhere to their code of conduct.
Therefore I decided to provide a service sourcing antiquities to clients who wish to buy for investment,or who wish to have artifacts authenticated prior to their purchase.I also source and sell artifacts from all periods,but only those from reputable dealers.I made up my mind from the start that I would not deal with metal detectorists as provenence is often lost. To be fair I would also say that 99% of detectorists are extremely responsible and enthusiastic about their subject. They also provide a valuable research tool. Most of the artifacts come from family estate sales,or in the lesser case,items which have been recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
I source and supply antiquities mostly found in the UK,and specialise in Roman coinage,bracelets,brooches,but also sell (Roman,Romano-British,Saxon,Viking),rings(as above but right up to 1950's).I also occasionally have some Roman ceramics.My catalogue is quite eclectic,and changes according to the market.I also sell at antique fairs in the North-West,and in Wales.
I started trading as Archaeopteryx Antiquities in August of 2011,selling to local antique shops,and at Antique fairs.Occasionally I sell to friends,and on chance meeting whilst out and about.I am as yet trading on my own.So far I have had no complaints from any of my clients. I aim to keep it this way.This year I have turned over aproximately £8,500 to over 250 clients.
Please look at The Archaeopteryx Nest and testimonial page for testimonials.
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