This one is priced in order to profit from the market caused by the rise in public interest every time the Daily Mail publishes another breathless account based on a PAS press release of a Treasure find worth hundreds of thousands of pounds just lying in a field somewhere. But this one appeals to other markets too, it folds up to about 60 cm so you can hide it easily and has backlighting so you can use it in, er "poor visibility". Just right, as one tekkie put it, for keeping in the car boot for some "opportunistic tekking".
British archaeologist living and working in Warsaw, Poland. Since the early 1990s (or even longer) a primary interest has been research on artefact hunting and collecting and the market in portable antiquities in the international context and their effect on the archaeological record.
"coiney" - a term I use for private collector of dug up ancient coins, particularly a member of the Moneta-L forum or the ACCG
"heap-of-artefacts-on-a-table-collecting" the term rather speaks for itself, an accumulation of loose artefacts with no attempt to link each item with documented origins. Most often used to refer to metal detectorists (ice-cream tubs-full) and ancient coin collectors (Roman coins sold in aggregated bulk lots)
"tekkie" - metal detectorist/metal detecting (a form of artefact hunting)