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Trove of antique Roman coins found in Swiss orchard…


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Geneva (AFP) – A Swiss fruit-and-vegetable farmer stumbled across more than tree roots when inspecting his cherry orchard recently, uncovering a massive trove of coins buried some 1,700 years ago, archeologists said Thursday.

The trove of more than 4,000 bronze and silver coins dating back to Ancient Rome and weighing 15 kilos (33 pounds) was discovered in Ueken, in the northern canton of Aargau, the regional archeological service said, describing it as one of the biggest such treasures ever found in Switzerland.

A farmer had made the spectacular discovery back in July, when he spotted a molehill with some shimmering green coins.

A few months earlier, remains of an early Roman settlement were discovered in a dig in the nearby town of Frick, so the farmer suspected he may have found Roman coins.

He contacted the regional archeological service and his suspicions were confirmed.

The service announced Thursday that after months of discreet excavations, a total of 4,166 coins had been found in excellent condition.

Their imprints remain legible, allowing an expert to determine they date back to Ancient Rome, stretching from the rein of Emperor Aurelian (year 270-275) to that of Maximilian (286-305), with the most recent coins dated to year 294.

“The orchard where the coins were found was never built on. It is land that has always been farmed,” archeologist Georg Matter told AFP, explaining how the treasure could have laid dormant for so long.

The coins’ excellent condition indicates that their owner systematically stashed them away shortly after they were made, the archeologists said.

For some reason, the owner had buried them shortly after 294 and never retrieved them, the archeologists said.

Some of the coins, made mainly of bronze but with an unusually high silver content of five percent, were buried in small leather pouches.

The archeologists said it was impossible to determine their original value due to rampant inflation at the time, but said they clearly must have been worth at least a year or two of wages.

How much the coins are worth today is beside the point, Matter said, pointing out that the farmer would not be allowed to keep his treasure.

“He will likely get a finders fee,” he said, “but the objects found belong to the public, in accordance with Swiss law.”

The Ueken treasure is set to go on display at the Vindonissa de Brugg Museum in Aargau

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Lindisfarne treasure hoard: Plea to raise final £3,000…..


Campaigners aiming to buy a hoard of treasure unearthed in Northumberland are appealing for the public to help raise a final £3,000.

Builder Richard Mason found a pottery jug on the island of Lindisfarne in 2003, but it was not until 2011 that he found the jug contained 17 rare coins.

After being declared as treasure, Newcastle’s Society of Antiquaries campaigned to keep it in the region.

The society said a final £3,000 is now needed to reach the £30,900 target.

The campaign currently has £26,000 thanks to donations from the V& A Purchase Grant fund and the Headley Museums Archaeological Acquisitions Scheme.

However, in order to secure it at the Great North Museum in Newcastle, a final £3,000 must come from donations by members of the public.

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Great North Museum manager, Dr Sarah Glynn, said: “We are so close now to being able to secure this fantastic hoard of coins and we are extremely grateful for all the support we have received so far.

“It will be wonderful if the hoard can become part of the museum collection and put on display for the people of this region to enjoy.”

The 10 gold and seven silver coins span the reign of six English sovereigns and several European states with one – a gold scudo of Pope Clement VII, who refused to annul the marriage of Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon in the 1520s – thought to be worth about £30,000 alone.

The oldest coin is a silver groat of King Henry VI, minted in the late-1420s or early-1430s, and the latest is a silver sixpence of Queen Elizabeth I, minted in London in 1562.

In 1963, Alan Short, from Seahouses, found a hoard of 50 Elizabethan silver coins in almost the same spot on Lindisfarne – also known as Holy Island – which is also housed at the Great North Museum

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Hitler Hates Metal Detecting Shows…video


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Dave McMahon, Ed Cropski and Ron Guinazzo..Video Metal Detecting


This is the first, Ron GuinazzoEdward Cropski and Dave McMahon ..
I’m going to try to work on more of these, and get them out there, with the help of Chicago Ron.

 

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Last Radio Show until August…Tonight Friday, the 13th, 2014


Tonight, Friday, June 13, 2014 …8:30 PM Eastern time.. THE DETECTING LIFESTYLE RADIO SHOW… Join us live tonight as we dive into a great show tonight!! And for this event tonight, our guest will be Seener 53!! We will discuss the hobby/lifestyle of metal detecting, his technique and history in the hobby, what type of hunting he does, finds, and more.. Also wide open for anyone to call in and join in on the mayhem!! Call in # is …1-609-961-1842 Listen in, you never know what else we just may do!! Click the link below to listen live to the show through the player!! Also you never know what surprises we may have up our sleeves!!

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Father’s Day Minelab 3030 special….


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Hey all if you are looking to get a great detector or move up to one, we have a Fathers day special going, purchase a MINELAB CTX 3030 and receive a 17″ coil for free through Father’s Day!!!!!! We are offering this now!!!!..follow the link below or contact Chuck Smalley here on Facebook.
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Relic Roundup on Monday Night 9 June 14


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Gary Schafer of Minelab talks about the just released SDC 2300 detector, this Monday on Relic Roundup, June 9. According to press releases, “The SDC 2300 is a high performance mid-range gold detector, perfect for chasing down those elusive sub-gram nuggets both on land and underwater.” Talk to Gary live on the air, join our chat, or just sit back and listen. Tune in June 9, 9 pm EST, at www.relicroundup.blogspot.com/. The player is in the upper right hand corner, click on the green arrow to listen in.

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Darren Freddy Appleby finds 1892 Shielded Eagle Button….


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Darren found this flat button with shielded eagle on it date 1892

 

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