With a metal detector. Treasure of 1,000 Edwardian coins found in Scotland
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This is the largest find for the country since the 19th century.
In Scotland archaeologists have made a significant discovery. They were able to discover probably one of the largest hoards of medieval coins, writes the Daily Express.
In total, more than 8,000 coins have been found. They come from different countries: from England and Ireland to the states of continental Europe. They belong to the XIII-XIV centuries. It is believed that the find will be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds in the antiquities market.
Last year, valuable artifacts were discovered in Dumfriesshire. Most of the coins are pennies from the times of Edward I and II. Now they are trying to distribute the coins in accordance with the catalogs. To do this, each of them is photographed, measured and weighed.
“This is an absolutely amazing find. After the first discovery, this place was excavated by members of the Treasure Hunt Department, along with archaeologists from the National Museum of Scotland,” one of the experts noted.
This treasure is one of the largest treasures found in the country from the 19th century. It was discovered near Galloway – another significant place. It was here that a valuable collection of the Viking Age was found. It was estimated at 2 million pounds.
The discovered new treasure was found with the help of a metal detector. During the pandemic, it has become a kind of hobby. Many go out and look for something with the help of this tool. Therefore, hundreds of new artifacts are handed over weekly.
They are waiting for evaluation. In addition, it causes a great burden on the workers. In 2019, only 1,551 artifacts were registered, but currently the reserve for verification is more than 5,000 items.
Seekers cannot leave the find at home. According to Scottish law, any significant archaeological artifact belongs to the Crown. And it needs to be reported. But the authorities do not always declare their right to property.