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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…

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Farmer finds 2,500 years old gold bracelets

Farmer finds 2,500 years old gold bracelets near Jaslo in the Subcarpathia, Poland. Gold artefacts initially dated to 1600-400 BC have been unearthed by a farmer near Jaslo in the Subcarpathia. The objects have been taken to the Sub-Carpathian Museum in Krosno. During field work near Jasło, a farmer found three gold bracelets tied with golden…

Medieval gold coin treasure trove

Medieval treasure found by metal detectorist

Man finds thousands of pounds worth of medieval treasure including 15th century sapphire ring in field. Once in a lifetime’ find included 23 carat gold coins and a gold ring with a blue sapphire thought to have been from the 15th century. A pensioner stumbled on a “once in a lifetime” trove of medieval treasure…

Eboracum (Ryedale) Hoard comes to auction

This remarkable hoard of 65 coins and 4 ingots found by two metal detectorists in a North Yorkshire field in 2012 has come onto the open market in a highly unusual sale. The hoard is a fascinating insight into the power struggles of the northern Danelaw and King Aethelstan’s subsequent recapturing of York from the Vikings in…

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Is ‘nighthawking’ stealing our past?

Heritage groups say one of the countryside’s most famous monuments is “under attack” from illegal metal detectorists hunting for buried treasure. But what is “nighthawking” – and is it robbing us of our past? “See a penny, pick it up and all that day you’ll have good luck” – it’s something we’ve all told ourselves…

500 year old treasure found in Sarratt

Post-medieval thimbles discovered by Sarratt metal detectorist 500 year old treasure found in Sarratt with a metal detector. The treasure was found after the metal detector owner agreed with the Sarratt landowner that he could search his land. The remains of two post-medieval thimbles were discovered with a metal detector in June 2013. The total weight of the…