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Gallery
Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
Auction Items
Below are various items that have appeared on auction sites which have been attributed to have been found in or near to Pocklington. Information source is Artfact auction catalogue or ebay.
Thors Hammer
Viking decorated silver Thors Hammer. complete with suspension hoop.This artefact was bought at the Newark Antiques Fair and the ticket with it stated " EX. OLD COLLECTION {SAID TO HAVE BEEN FOUND NEAR POCKLINGTON AIRFIELD 1950 s}" - Sold on ebay 10-Mar-2006.
Roman bronze

A Roman bronze military Furniture Fitting (found Pocklington). Sold at auction in 2007.

David II
David II first coinage, early 1330''s, Farthing, 0.26g, crowned head left, sceptre before, + moneta:Regis:d , rev. plain cross, a mullet of five points in each quarter, + av/idss/cot/tor (St.fig.43; B.1, fig.249 same dies; SCBI 35 -; Holmes and Stewartby dies Aa; S.5084), fine, extremely rare. Sold at auction 2007.

provenance
Metal detector find, Pocklington, East Yorkshire
Michelle Cole (West Auckland, Co. Durham), eBay, 20 November 2005

 

Pedro II

Portugal, Pedro II (1683-1706), 4000 Réis 1707 (posthumous date), Rio, arms, rev. cross, r's in angles (F.76; G.100.06), cleaned, minor spade mark on obverse and test scrapes on reverse, nearly very fine, scarce. Sold at auction 2006.

provenance
Found in Pocklington, E. Yorkshire, 2002

David II
David II (1329-71), Farthing, 0.26g, crowned head left, sceptre before, +moneta:Regis:d, rev. plain cross, a mullet of five points in each quarter, +av/idss/cot/tor (St.fig.43; B.1, fig.249 same dies; SCBI 35 -; Holmes and Stewartby dies Aa; S.5084), fair, extremely rare. Sold at auction 2006.

provenance
Metal detector find, Pocklington, East Yorkshire
Michelle Cole (West Auckland, Co. Durham), eBay, 20 November 2005
 
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Archbishop Wulfred of Canterbury (805-832), penny, Group II, moneyer Swefherd, Archbishop's tonsured bust facing within inner circle, his pallium decorated with crosses, a single large pellet at either side, vvlfredi arcihepiscopi; rev., monogram dorovernia c in inner circle, svvefherd moneta (cf. N. 240 (but has the the pellets on obverse); S. 888), slightly cracked, with a small rim chip and evidently an excavated coin, otherwise devices very fine and a strong portrait, rare Found at Barmby Moor (near Pocklington), 1984; purchased 1984. Auction in USA in 1997.
 

To all Pocklington area Metal Detectorists , I would appreciate it, if you would be willing to send me photos of your finds to place on this website and together we can build a useful history of the area. Please contact me.