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800-year-old cross found by Welsh detectorist

‘I nearly fainted with excitement’: Priceless 800-year-old silver and gold cross unearthed by Welsh detectorist. Malcolm Corfield found the precious medieval artefact buried 8in deep in the ground. Malcolm Corfield, 63, nearly fainted with excitement when he found the priceless artefact. The delighted detectorist had been using his XP Deus metal detector  when he unearthed…

Bronze Age knife unearthed on the Isle of Wight

A couple of holidaymakers found a Bronze Age knife thought to be 3,000 years old on the Isle of Wight. Metal detectorist Christopher Preece, with his wife June, found a number of small metallic objects under a lump of clay on Sandown Beach. The couple, from Banbury, Oxfordshire, took the finds to a visitor centre…