Tagged: Relic

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Rare Crucifixes From The 14-16 Centuries (Identifying Finds +)

When digging for relics, the finds are not only coins, but also different relics and personal items, like buttons and crucifixes worn around the neck. It seems that people used to love to fight, have a good party, or simply maybe the rope just broke and the crucifix fell off. In any case, good finds in form of rare crosses can be found: Initially, we see crosses with the image of the Savior...

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Digging In Germany With The Ace 150! (Amazing Finds, Coins, War Relics, Photos+)

I was recently on a trip to Germany, and long story short, I didn’t bring my Fisher F75. But fortunately, my friend had a detector. It wasn’t quite the F75, it was an ACE 150 with the standard coil. “At least it is better than nothing”, I thought. And I was certainly right. So, after arriving to Germany, me and my friend Marco Schmitt, who I was visiting, went out...

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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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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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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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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...

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How I found a Roman Legion Stamp! (Diggers story – without a metal detector!)

The idea of this trip came completely random, on a warm summer evening in one of Amsterdam’s parks. My friend and I were sitting on a bench and drinking wine, thinking about how to spend the weekend. The wine was German, and that led us to the idea, why not go to Germany and dig for some antiquities? We decided not to go by train or bus, but with the...

"Hallstatt" Bronze Sword Sold For $3560 (One more great find!) 0

“Hallstatt” Bronze Sword Sold For $3560 (One more great find!)

Here is a perfect example of a known type of bronze swords, the “Hallstatt”. This one was sold at an auction in January 2017 for $ 3560. It was found during detecting in a forest in the Khmelnitsky region, Ukraine. Similar bronze swords were popular throughout Europe in the 7-3 centuries BC, although relatively rarely to come across in a such condition. Hallstatt, an area in today Austria, where this sword is believed...

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When a small coin is worth a million (Super find, + Photos)

At first glance, it looks like an ordinary coin. 350 years ago, you could maybe use it to dine in a restaurant, sip a good ale, but no more. Now you can more or less buy a whole farm. This story took place in 2014. The name of the lucky detectorist is John Stoner. Near the village of Kings Klipstoun in Nottinghamshire (England), he found a rare silver coin from the 17th century,...