Category: Finds

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Detecting On The Bottom Of The River – What Could Be Found There?

Sometimes it is nice to return to your home city. Every time you go to where your childhood and youth passed, you are overwhelmed with memories from the past. In my case, it is also memories of digging, the first finds, the first find pits and many other “firsts” in the addition. You drive through all the native roads and everything pops up in your head as if in reality...

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Luftwaffe Heinkel-111 Bomber Plane At The Bottom Of The Black Sea (WW2 Finds, Photos+)

There are a lot of different objects and finds left on the earth, and especially underwater, from the largest war in history. And the Black Sea is no exception. The Heinkel 111 bomber plane, the workhorse of the Luftwaffe. They went through the whole war – they bombed Warsaw and Gdansk in 1939, London in 1940, Kiev, Minsk in 1941, Moscow and Leningrad. They were often shot down and it...

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Detecting WW2 Location – Mysterious Dog-Tag Found! (Diggers Story, Photos+)

I and my friend recently sat around and had some spare time and decided, therefore, to go detecting. Although the weather forecast wasn’t very promising with lots of rain and the temperatures threatening to be below zero degrees, we still decided to defy the northern “winter” weather. The last couple of winters here up north have been very unpredictable; one day there can be half a meter of snow, and...

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You Think That All The Fields Are Empty? But No – After Plowing, More Finds Appear! (Diggers story, Photos+)

Today’s detecting location will be a field. Until the mid-30s there was a rather large village on it. Over the past year, people have detected quite a lot on this field, but this year they sowed beets in this field, and therefore they plowed to the maximum depth and raised more finds to the surface. After the very first steps, a clear signal appeared, it turned out to be a button with an...

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Finishing The Detecting Season of 2018 (Happy New Year!)

This morning I decided to take my final detecting trip of 2018, so I packed my bags and went outdoors. I didn’t start off the day quite early as I usually do; it was already quite bright outside. There was not much snow, but the cold outside has been standing still for a long time, more than three weeks. The guys who went detecting to the fields quite recently said...

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Homemade Grenade – A Dangerous Find!

On the one hand – a usual story, but on the other – no! This all began when some fellow detectorists went detecting in a field next to the old tavern, the field was repeatedly plowed by a tractor. They searched, dug and found, as they say, such a miracle: An ordinary cylinder of non-ferrous metal – it would see, what could it be? On closer inspection, it turned out that...

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Excavation Of An Old Inn – Testing The Makro Multi Kruzer (Photos+)

We continue the story of the Inn excavation. The first part can be found here! I want to share my first experience of excavating an old building. Back in the spring, in the midst of the digging season, I went with a fellow detectorist to an “empty” field, and according to the stories of other experienced diggers, a lot of coins were found on this field, mostly royal silver from...

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Thracian Helmets Are Works Of Art! (Finds, Photos+)

Have you heard a story about two guys from Macedonia who dug up an incomprehensible ancient jug and sold it to a tourist from Germany for a penny? The jug turned out to be an old helmet and the tourist from Germany became a millionaire in one day. The morality is simple – you need to know your finds! And be able to determine them. But we will not only...

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Mysterious Ring With The Head Of The Devil (Identifying Finds+)

From time to time, a usual detectorist stumbles across a very unusual artifact. And sometimes the hypotheses of the origin and dating of these objects excite the minds of fellow detectorists so much that you simply marvel at it. And this time this exact thing happened… In the spring of 2016, there was a rumor among the treasure hunters of the Ryazan region that a unique mystical ancient ring was...

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76.2 mm Regimental Gun M1927 Found In Estonia (Updated, Photos+)

The 2018 detecting season has not only begun for the diggers of coins in the fields because war-relic hunters have also started. This year, the members of the Otsing Club (“detecting club”) found a 76.2-mm regimental gun, the 1927 model, in the swamps of Narva. A total of 18,000 such guns were produced, of which only a small number have survived to this day. It’s good that in Estonia, the...