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Hoard of eight silver Roman coins uncovered by metal detector enthusiast in field

by Luke Higgins
The coins date between 134BC and 37AD and each one depicts a different Roman emperor. Susan Hurrell, 66, from Cinderford found them in a field off the A40 just outside Gloucester. She said: "A hoard of…

Hoard of 2,000-year-old coins found in field is “very rare indeed”

by Luke Higgins
Gloucestershire County Council says a hoard of 2,000-year-old silver coins found in a field is “very rare indeed”. The authority had not commented on the discovery of the Roman coins after they were found off the A40 near Gloucester…

The most valuable metal detector finds ever

by Luke Higgins
Metal detecting can be a tedious, thankless task. However, every so often enthusiasts chance upon the most incredible finds. From gigantic gold nuggets to precious Iron Age artifacts, we reveal the most valuable metal detector hauls of all time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYGkzMjy_cw…

Anglo-Saxon Gold Coin Hoard Found With Metal Detector

by Luke Higgins
On nearly a monthly basis, a metal detectorist or group of adventurous people with metal detectors somewhere in Great Britain uncovers a buried artifact that classifies as treasure under U.K. law. Any item containing at least 10% gold and dating more than…

Hoards of the Vikings

by Luke Higgins
The accepted image of the Vikings as fearsome marauders who struck terror in the hearts of their innocent victims has endured for more than 1,000 years. Historians’ accounts of the first major Viking attack, in 793, on a monastery on Lindisfarne off the northeast coast of England, have informed the Viking story.…

7 of the Biggest Treasure Troves Ever Found

by Luke Higgins
Buried treasure is one of those things that sounds like it only exists in stories. But throughout history, valuable objects—coins, jewelry, crowns—have often been either deliberately buried or just lost to the ages. Here are seven of the most valuable and extensive treasure…

In 2014 Treasure hunter accidentally finds one of the largest hauls of Roman coins in the UK after heading back to his van to get a sandwich

by Luke Higgins
INCLUDING VIDEO ! In 2014 A metal detectorist revealed he managed to find the largest Roman coin hoard in the north…

Papal seal from 1400s dug up in Shropshire field

by Luke Higgins
A 15th century papal seal has been discovered in a field in Shropshire. The lead seal, found on Saturday by a group of American metal detector enthusiasts, was discovered in Oswestry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yraxo-Yf_Y4&t=1s NEW SHOW !! DIGGIN’ with KG &…

The Story Of The Ghostly Treasure Ship of Sutton Hoo

by Luke Higgins
On the eve of World War II, a colorful history buff opened a series of mounds at Sutton Hoo in England, revealing the imprint of a funerary ship and a huge cache of seventh-century royal treasure. The find reshaped what historians know of the Anglo-Saxon Middle Ages.…

Hill hoards: the buried treasures unearthed in Britain’s wild places

by Luke Higgins
                              What other ancient treasures are out there in our hills, just waiting to be unearthed? Here are a few remarkable discoveries…
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