Tagged: Relic

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Life Guard regiment of Moscow Badge found! (when the find has a great history! Photos +)

Sometimes you start missing detecting so much that you are ready to go wander through any terrain and enjoy every response of your detector. And so it was with one Detectorist, in August. So one sunny afternoon, after he had called his friends, he went out of town to detect on a field. He chose this excact field because it was the first he saw, and it was harvested and plowed. However,...

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Amateur detectorist finds Roman Pendant (+photos)

Luke Sansom, an amateur detectorist, was searching near Chester when he unearthed this relic. The roman pendant is made out of silver, and the stone in it is a carnelian gemstone. It portrays a gladiator holding a shield against an animal that loos like a big cat. The detectorist passed on the find to the British Museum to be valued. Mr Sansom has had this hobby for about ten years, when finally found...

Antique golden jewelry found (and sold for a good price, +photos) 2

Antique golden jewelry found (and sold for a good price, +photos)

Sometimes when i’m out detecting, local people approach me and ask me what i am doing, and then they ask if I have found a lot of gold there. Only if these people knew how silly their question sounds. After all, to find gold is very rare and a great success. Of course, those who detect at beaches have a greater chance of finding golden jewelry, but people like me who dig mostly...

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Viking sword found in Iceland (+ photos)

One of the cases where a Viking sword was found in 2016, happened in Iceland. A Company of hunters were out on a wild goose hunt, and accidentally discovered the artifact directly on the surface of the earth, without the use of a metal-detector or anything! A very surprising find, but the most likely thing that happened was that it maybe washed ashore during a storm, or washed out of the ground....

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Amazing golden ring found in “Robin Hood’s Forest” worth up to $87,000

Sherwood Forest, a known forest because of the legend of Robin Hood – the one who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. And recently, an amateur detectorist found his own treasure – An old golden ring that may date back to the 14th century, and it may have a value up to $87,000. This amazing find was dug up by the detectorist Mark Thompson. He says that...

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Huge Viking hoard discovered in Sweden! (+photos)

One of the worlds largest silver treasures was found on Friday July 16, 1999 in a field next to a farm Spillingz, north-west of Slite in the northern part of the island Gotland in Sweden. The total weight of the treasure was 67 kg silver and 20 kg of bronze! The total amount of coins found was 14,295! Archaeologists have concluded that this treasure was hidden under the floor of a Viking barn in...

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Halberd from the 16th century found in a river (+ photos)

Just recently an article in our local newspaper caught my eye – there was found a halberd dating back to the 16th century in a river. I don’t trust journalistic tales too much- often it is just click-bait. Nevertheless, there is no smoke without fire. So i started reading: This find was made in Estonia, in the Pärnu River, and they even mentioned the approximate place of the find – the village Karyakyula. The...

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Gold plated engolpion found in the woods! (photos, price+)

My fellow detectorists rarely detected the fields this season, but you may ask why? Did they lose interest in field detecting, or was it something else? The answer was pretty simple: they moved on to search in the woods. The forest is a place that is difficult to fully “clean” with a metal detector – Bushes and trees prevent you from detecting everywhere, and in the summer you get quickly annoyed and tired...

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Cross from the Kievan Rus’ (discovery, price +)

Most recently, there was a unique cross for sale at a diggers antique market. The cross is dating back to Kievan Rus. The cross is partly gold plated, with parts made of silver, and layers with two colors – a unique work of art of the ancient masters. The cross has a weight of 15.1 grams and the size 55×35 mm. This could only have benn worn by a wealthy man in...

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Bone flail from the Kievan Rus’ (when the find is fire, but the sale is not successful)

Just yesterday i came across a lot which drew my attention because of the fact that the object sold was thousands of years old, but the price was less than 10$. I decided to wait until the end of the auction, to see what it would finally be sold for. A detectorist was selling his find – a flail made of bones with ancient decorations. The length was 120 mm, and the weight...