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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Viking treasure hoard unearthed in Scotland

Metal detecting enthusiast Derek McLennan unearthed one of the most significant Viking hoards ever discovered in Scotland. The treasure trove of more than 100 items including gold and silver jewellery, ingots and a unique enamelled cross was found with a Minelab CTX 3030 metal detector.  The discovery was found on Church of Scotland land after…

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Metal Detectors – Most Magnificent Treasures Found.

Treasure! The vaults of museums around the world are filled with precious antiquities, but who knows how many historical gems are still out there waiting to be unearthed? This list shows, that anyone can strike it lucky… even you. So grab your metal detector and get searching. Advanced modern technology and availability of equipment made…

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Viking Hoard bought by the Yorkshire Museum

A museum’s campaign to buy a Viking hoard worth more than £50,000 has been successful. The hoard was discovered in Bedale, North Yorkshire, in 2012 and includes a gold sword pommel and silver neck ring and collar. The Yorkshire Museum launched an appeal in January to raise the funds to buy the hoard, which was…