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Staffordshire Hoard
Silver gilt strip bearing a Biblical inscription in Latin.
Located at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery at Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom and discovered in 2009 at Hammerwich near Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, the Staffordshire Hoard is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver found. Artefacts dates to the 6th, 7th to early 8th centuries. The hoard consists of approximately 3,500 pieces, comprising up to 5 kg (11 lb) of gold and 1.3 kg (2.9 lb) of silver. On 25 November 2009 the hoard was valued by the Treasure Valuation Committee at GBP 3.285 million, which, under the provisions of the 1996 Treasure Act, is the sum that must be paid as a reward to the finder and landowner.
Zoomorphic Mount, used as a shield decoration.
Sword pyramid, for securing a sword handle in place.
Mark Hambleton and Joe Kania uncovered three gold necklaces and one bracelet in Staffordshire.  The collection has been named the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs and believed to be around 2500 years old.  It features some earliest Celtic art ever discovered. The items were found close together, the reason why they were buried is not known, possibilities are an act of remembrance after their owner died, for safekeeping or an offering to the gods. Dr Julia Farley, curator of British & European Iron Age collections for the British Museum says that the torcs were probably worn by wealthy and powerful women.  Piecing together how these objects came to be carefully buried in a Staffordshire field will provide invaluable insight into life in Iron Age Britain.
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Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs
28 February 2017
5 July 2009
  Unique Medieval Treasure.                                                                                                                                             27 April 2017 Mr. Peter Fergus, from Devon discovered this unique artefact, which was officially declared a treasure.  Dating between the sixth and 11th centuries, nothing alike has been found before.  Decribed as a very small lid of a gilded silver box with dimentions of 30mm (1.2") long, 15mm (0.6") wide, 8mm (0.3") high and weighs 11.29g (0.4oz). Experts believes boxes like these were used to protect physical remains of religious figures or saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or other objects like a piece of a holy cross. The item was unearthed around nine inches (23cm) in the ground on farmland at nearby Wembury.
Medieval ring found in Robin Hood's Sherwood Forrest.
Estimated to be worth £70 000, this medieval ring was discovered by Mr. Mark Thompson in the famous Nottinghamshire woodland.  It is believed to date from 14th centuary.  The gold ring, with a precious blue sapphire embedded, has the image of an infant Christ engraved on one side and that of a Saint on the other.  A regional finds liaison officer, Dot Boughton, confirmed that the case has been referred to the coroner to be formally declared a treasure, following tests at the British Museum.  Mr. Thompson says that he found the ring within 20 minutes while searching with his metal detector in the forrest and making this find could completely change his life.
29 December 2016
Gold and silver coins hoard and medieval ring.
18 June  2015
In 2012 Mr. Cliff Massey from Wrexham discovered a hoard of three 23 carat gold and twenty five silver coins in a field in Bronington.  They were buried or lost together after 1465 and are from the reign of Edward III, Richard II, Henry VI. On the same field in 2014, Mr.Massey found a gold ring with cabochon blue sapphire, dating from the 15th century. These items are estimated to be worth thousands and have been declared a treasure. The coins and medieval ring are currently at the National Museum of Wales but Wrexham County Borough Museum hopes to acquire them. 
One of the coins from a hoard of three 23 carat gold and twenty five silver coins.
Medieval gold ring with cabochon blue sapphire.
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Mr. David Blakey from Hartlepool, discovered the largest hoard of Roman coins one morning while he was searching on a field in Wold Newton, East Yorkshire.  He almost did not make the discovery as he was just about to go for lunch and a rest following an unproductive morning, when his metal detector sounded as it was moving over the target. Named the Wold Newton Hoard, it contains an astonishing 1,857 Roman coins and dates around 307 CE, featuring coins representing Constantius and also the first coins to proclaim his son, Constantine, Augustus following his instatement as emperor in York. The haul is believed to have been the equivalent of an annual salary for a Roman soldier in that era. It has been evaluated to be worth £44,200 today. The curator of numismatics at the Yorkshire Museum, Mr. Andrwe Woods, said that the find is absolutely stunning and has a irrefutable connection to one of the most signifcant periods in the Roman history of York.  This was a crucial time in York's history and that of the western world as there was great uncertainty in the empire, because several Roman powers seek to challenge the claim Constantine had as emperor. The hoard, as well as the original ceramic vase it was found in, which remained fairly well intact, is currently on display at the Yorkshire Museum.  There are still mysteries surrounding the hoard as to why it was buried and to whom it belonged to.   
Largest hoard of Roman coins
22 August 2014
Mr. Tony Collins found a rare officer’s pistol dating from the civil war era in St Aubin's Bay, Jersey while metal detecting on the beach. The item was declared an important find by Mr. Neil Mahrer, the coservator at Jersey Heritage. Mr. Mahrer said that there has been a lot of weapons found from later periods and this one is a unique find because it is the only one he has seen to date from the 17th century and also in remarkably good condition with the metal still intact.  During that era, this specific weapon was very expensive and complicated to make due to it’s special clockwork mechanism. The black sand at the beach in St.Aubin’s Bay is low in oxygen content, hence the well preserved condition of the materials. The likely reason the weapon ended up buried under sand on the beach is that it was dropped by an officer while boarding a ship and
later washed up on the shore.  The pistol is expected to go on display following X-Rays and a delicate conservation which involves carefully separating the metal parts from the wood.  Following a drying process, it will be rebuilt.
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Metal detectorist discovers rare 400 year old civil war pistol on a beach.                                                                        3 June 2017
Joakim and Jørgen Korstad, brothers from Stjørdal in Norway found nine socketed axes, a spearhead, a casting mould and fragment of a bronze lur while metal detecting in a field in the village of Hegra, 44 km east of Trondheim, which lead to the discovery of 30 Bronze age artefacts which dates around 1100-500 BCE (aproximately 3000 years ago). Mr. Merete Moe Henriksen who is the archaeologist and researcher at NTNU's Department of Archaeology and Cultural History says the discovery contained spearheads and 24 axe heads in good condition which is one of the largest hoards of the kind ever found in Norway. The reason why these objects were buried together has not been determined yet, but the
Largest hoard of Bronze Age axes found.                                                                   30 May 2017
archaeologist, Mr. Hendriksen, suggested possibilities are as a part of a religious sacrifice or temporary cache with the intention to recast the metal later on. The artefacts will be displayed in a local museum in Stjørdal.
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Mark Volleberg found 23 Roman gold coins while metal detecting on an orchard in Lienden, a village outside Buren in the central Dutch province of Gelderland. Metal detectorists Dik van Ommeren and Cees-Jan van de Pol also discovered eight gold coins on the same orchard in 2012. Archival research revealed Roman gold has been found on the same property since 1840.  The land originally belonged to Baron van Brakell. Further finds were made in 1905 and again in 1916.  A total of 42 pieces were unearthed over the years there.  Unfortunately the whereabouts of the earlier found coins are unknown. All are solidi which was a pure gold coin issued originally by Constantine in the late Roman Empire and then by following emperors and minted over more than 80 years, dating to the late 4th, early 5th century.  A diversity of time periods and emperors
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The hoard includes a solidus minted by Emperor Flavius Julius Valerius Majorianus (c. AD 420 – August 7, 461) which was the last known Roman tax coin from the Netherlands and the West. The National Service for Cultural Heritage carried out an excavation on the land.  No more related items or clues as to why they were buried there was found. During the exacvation archaeologists discovered a tomb with bones, but carbon dating revealed it was inhumation burials dating to a time far earlier, approximately 1800 B.C. (Middle Bronze Age). Archaeologists believes the hoard was buried around 460 A.D.and the Middle Bronze Age tomb was likely on what was then a hill which would have been a recognizable spot on the landscape and easy to find once the depositor was ready to collect it. The hill was likely flattened in the 1840s to create farmland. At that time the coins started turning up.  The coins are now on display at Museum Valkhof in Nijmegen.  
Largest solidus hoard in the Netherlands uncovered.
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is not uncommon for late Roman solidus hoards. These coins were not in regular cirulaion because they were very valuable and worth years of pay for most workers, therefore, those who owned them collected and hoarded them for years, even generations.
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