Category: Finds

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Viking Ships With Crew Found In Salme, Estonia (Real Find, + Photos)

Estonia is a very nice country, especially because it is full of finds;). There is not much gold, but there is a lot of silver and Viking treasures. Detecting in Estonia is allowed, but you will have to take special courses (very useful and interesting!), And then pass an exam and you will get a license. The license lasts one year, and it must be renewed each year sending reports about where you dug...

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20 Photos Of WW2 Finds That Every Detectorist Wish They Would Find (Amazing Finds, Photos+)

The season has now begun, and maybe it is time to give you diggers some motivation. Yes, now it is time to stand up from your couch, because while you sit here — someone else are digging your finds! But, there is a category of detectorists who don’t dig WW2 for different reasons, so with these photos we give greetings to those who can’t dig WW2, but would give everything...

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Bronze sword hilt sold for $4342 (Expensive Finds, Photos+)

  If there would be a sword on that handle, then the detectorist who found it would be bathing in gold. But there is no blade, the iron has already long ago rusted away to piecees, so there was only the bronze handle left. See the photos. This sword dates back to the Kievan Rus. An amazing find: A bronze sword hilt. The handle has some nice carvings. What is especially...

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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...