Tagged: Relic

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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...

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Medieval gold coin! (photos +)

Noble – this is the name of the first mass-produced English gold coin. This huge coin contains over 90% gold!? The medieval system counted one noble to be just as much worth as six shillings and eight pence or 80 pence, or 1/3 pound. This magnificent coin appeared in the 1344-1346, the years of the reign of King Edward III and later kings used this coin for over a hundred years. The inscriptions on the early...

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The Canals of St. Petersburg and its treasures (photos of finds+)

It has been proven multiple times that there is possible to find incredible treasures in the most sophisticated places. Moreover, the more sophisticated the place is, the more likely you are to be there first. While most of the mainstream detectorists go digging at fields and forests, some people manage to dig in the heart of the city. An example of this – looking for teasures in St. Petersburg’s canals. The...

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Intriguing find from the river in Staffordshire (photos+)

Hi all! I am just sharing photos of a fresh spectacular find from UK. Actually here is a pewter spoon with the woman figure (Aphrodite?) on the top of a handle. It has been found on a shingle island that was midway across the river in Staffordshire. Probably it had been brought there in a strong storm. While the further investigation is still ongoing in social network I would make...