Tagged: Gold

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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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“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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Beginner detectorist finds jawbone with three golden teeth (+photos)

The amateur metal detectorist Isaac Jones got a metal detector for Christmas, and he went detecting with his new metal detector nearby the Yuba River, near Nevada City. It was his absolute first time using a detector, and at the start of his detecting, he found some of the usual stuff you find—coins, trash and bullet shells. But after about a kilometer of detecting, he found an unusual item. From the ground he...

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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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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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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What can be found on a European beach with a detector? (Fisher F44 with the Nel Tornado)

Usually, detectorists are divided into several categories – we have the “war-diggers” which digs old battlefields, there are “historians” who digs relics and coins, and there are “beach-detectorists”, who, like to listen to the sound of the waves and answer questions from curious tourists. Some people are a mix between these categories, but they all tilt more to one category. A friend has sent me photos from the summer as he...

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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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Antique gold ring found, and almost thrown away!

Lee R, an amateur detectorist recently made an amazing find. When he was out detecting with his “ebay metal detector” as he called it, he found a very rare ring, estimated to be worth over 22 000 euros! The detectorist had only started detecting one and a half year ago, when he decided to buy a basic detector from the site ebay. He then joined a detecting club, and found...