Category: Finds

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Scabbard Chape From The Kievan Rus! (Find, Photos+)

The snow just recently got off the ground, which already was there for three months, while I wanted to go out with my Fisher F44 detector. At that time, it was a lot of strong winds in the area, thereby drying the earth. So, the next weekend I went detecting in the fields, not being afraid of the mud. My chosen field was already dry enough to walk on it...

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River Treasure (Diggers Story, Photos+)

Last season did not start too good. At the beginning of the year I was quite busy so I had little to no-time for detecting. Therefore, before the start of the season, I began studying maps of the area in search of something interesting. The main criterion was for it to not be too far away. The city in which I live is big, and there is history almost everywhere...

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Gold Spear Found On Football Field (Unusual Find, Photos +)

And just by reading the headline we get three questions… There used to be golden spears? Why was someone detecting on a football field? And why did ordinary workers give their finds to the authorities? Let’s see how the golden spear, with a presumptive age of 3000 years.     Scotland, Carnoustie. Some local workers were preparing a field for building a new football field, and found unique artefacts – a...

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German WW2 “Essbesteck” (Identifying finds)

The dream of every novice detectorist who looks for ww2 relics is to find a German folding “fork & spoon”. This item is, as the name says, a fork and a spoon, riveted together. It is quite compact, and therefore good for carrying in your pocket. It is very comfortable to use. I often use it myself when out on a trip. The Germans produced them in three metals –...

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Six Groschen Stephen Báthory (Expensive Find, Photos+)

Coins that you find will often be more or less worthless. For archaeologists, of course, any coins, especially old ones are important to the history of the places. For diggers, collectors and everyone else, rare and valuable coins are important. The price of really rare coins can only be determined at an auction. Obviously; the rarer the coin is- the more worth it has! In addition, other things can affect...

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Finding a Silver Rouble from 1765! (Photos +)

Many detectorists will say that all the good coins are gone, dug out of the field. This is partly true; the number of finds are reduced every year. But even in an over-detected field I believe deep in my heart that each ploughing of a field will bring new coins. But one story struck me this year. It was about a detectorist who found a huge silver coin from 1765!...

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“Aureus” Gold Coin Sold For $15,835! (+ Photos)

Another insanely expensive coin left recently at auction for 15,835 dollars. On the gold coin you can see the profile of one of the emperors of the eastern part of the Roman Empire – Titus Fulvius Iunius Quietius who ruled in the years 260-261. When the Roman Emperor Valerian I was captured by the Sassanid king Shapur I of the Eastern Roman Empire, he suffered a crushing defeat. Shapur invaded...

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Finding a military cross from 1812! (Diggers story, Photos+)

This story was sent to us by a lucku digger It was a warm, sunny morning in July. I like a man, then a student at the university, was on vacation and decided to go on a bike to dig a field, which previously bore fruit. The very first time I detected there I found 2 silver coins. The ride was about 20 km in one direction. On my way...

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A pot full of silver! (Amazing Find)

Despite the winter, some dedicated people are still out there detecting and finding amazing treasures:) Here is another nice find – A ceramic pot filled with medial silver coins! Interestingly, it did not take long for this find to appear on the market. The find is sold at an auction just as it is shown in the photo, complete with all the bits of the pot and the 317 silver...

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Unusual old badge found (+ Photos)

I present to you an object that even experts had trouble identifying. A round copper disc that looks much like a coin, except that the pattern is present only on one side of it. Photo of the find after cleaning: And what is this really? Well, it is a token from the Dutch city of Groningen with the value of of three pennies. On the token we can see a two-headed eagle with...