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Norfolk – The Best Spot For Finding Treasure

Research by the BBC has revealed Norfolk as the best spot for treasure hunters. But is everything as it seems? Of all the treasures found in the ground, fewer than 5% are discovered by professional archaeologists. More than 90% are unearthed by amateur treasure hunters armed with metal detectors – devices originally devised for hunting…

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South Norfolk Hoard Declared Treasure

Ancient coin hoards discovered near Downham Market and Pulham St Mary have been declared treasure. A hoard of Roman silver coins and a number of early medieval coins have been ruled to be treasure. A total of 26 Roman denarii were discovered by a metal detectorist John Kineavy. The trove is the third hoard from…

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Medieval gold ring goes on show

A medieval gold ring found by a metal detecting enthusiast has gone on display for the first time. The 15th Century ring, decorated with images of the five wounds of Christ, was found in Durham City in 2014 and declared as treasure. It has now been bought by Durham University’s Museum of Archaeology and has…

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15th Century Ring Sells For £35,000

15th Century Ring Found By Treasure Hunter Sells For £35,000. The British Museum has confirmed a local man with a metal detector discovered a 15th century relic on one of his walks. A treasure hunter unearthed a small fortune after a ring he discovered turned out to be a 15th century jewel worth a whopping…

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Bronze Age Gold Unearthed in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—Some 2,000 spirals made of gold have been unearthed in a field in south-western Zealand, where four gold rings and six gold bowls have been found in the past. The spirals date to the Bronze Age, between 900 and 700 B.C. “Maybe the spirals were fastened to the threads lining a hat or parasol.…