METAL DETECTORIST FINDS BRITAIN’S BIGGEST EVER HAUL OF VIKING TREASURE

Started by gash, August 05, 2016, 07:34:13 pm

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An archaeologist prepares the top level hoard for removal. The historically significant find was made by Derek McLennan, a committed metal detector enthusiast who has been searching around the area in Dumfries and Galloway for the last year

'It was a heart-stopping moment when the local archaeologist turned it over to reveal rich decoration on the other side.
Mr McLennan is no stranger to finding treasure, having been part of a group which discovered more than 300 medieval silver coins shortly before Christmas last year.

Full story : https://junkwebblog.com/2016/05/06/metal-detectorist-finds-britains-biggest-ever-haul-of-viking-treasure-with-hundreds-of-artefacts-including-an-ancient-silver-cross/
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