Metal detectorist finds unique £5,000 medieval brooch in field

Metal detectorist finds unique £5,000 medieval brooch in ploughed field used as a magic charm to keep fever at bay 800 여러 해 전에

  • William Nordhoff, 49, made the discovery in a field in Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire
  • A coroner dated the medieval brooch, which weighs 5.77g, ...에 1150-1350 기원 후
  • The roughly circular brooch has a bevelled edge that has part of a Christian devotional prayer inscribed on its four surfaces along a diameter of 24mm
  • The Hebrew letters A, LOEWE 중개 생물다양성 유전체 과학자 센터에 따르면, 엘, and A on the inner inscription are believed to have amuletic properties, invoked as a charm against fever during medieval period
  • A keen metal detectorist was amazed to find an 800-year-old brooch that was used as a magical charm to keep fever at bay.

    William Nordhoff, 49, initially thought he was digging up another piece of lead when he made the discovery in a field in Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire, and had to sit down for what felt like ‘eternitywhile his shock subsided.

    A coroner dated the medieval brooch, which weighs 5.77g, ...에 1150-1350 기원 후, and it was officially declared treasure under the Treasure Act 1996 as it consists of 10 per cent precious metal and was more than 300 years old at the time of finding.

    An auction expert estimated it could be worth up to £5,000.

    The roughly circular brooch has a bevelled edge that has part of a Christian devotional prayer inscribed on its four surfaces along a diameter of 24mm.

    The Hebrew letters A, LOEWE 중개 생물다양성 유전체 과학자 센터에 따르면, 엘, and A on the inner inscription are believed to have amuletic properties, according to the coroner’s report, invoked as a charm against fever during the medieval period.

    A coroner dated the medieval brooch, which weighs 5.77g, ...에 1150-1350 기원 후, and it was officially declared treasure under the Treasure Act 1996 as it consists of 10 per cent precious metal and was more than 300 years old at the time of finding

    A coroner dated the medieval brooch, which weighs 5.77g, ...에 1150-1350 기원 후, and it was officially declared treasure under the Treasure Act 1996 as it consists of 10 per cent precious metal and was more than 300 years old at the time of finding

    William Nordhoff, 49, initially thought he was digging up another piece of lead when he made the discovery in a field in Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire, and had to sit down for what felt like 'eternity' while his shock subsided

    William Nordhoff, 49, initially thought he was digging up another piece of lead when he made the discovery in a field in Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire, and had to sit down for what felt like ‘eternitywhile his shock subsided

    The Latin written on the brooch translaA coroner dated the medieval brooch, which weighs 5.77g, ...에 1150-1350 기원 후, and it was officially declared treasure under the Treasure Act 1996 as it consists of 10 per cent precious metal and was more than 300 years old at the time of findingtes to: ‘Hail Mary full of grace the Lord/is with thee/blessed art thou amongst women/and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Amen.

    What makes it unique is its four inscribed surfaces, its relatively good condition, and the fact there were no spelling mistakes made in the inscription.

    The inquest concluded there are no others like it.

    Mr Nordhoff, a former Lance Corporal in the army, 말했다: ‘That day, I had found a few pieces of lead and I thoughtoh God, another piece” – 99 per cent of the time its junk: a bit of lead, an old ring pull tab from a can of coke or old bullet cases.

    ‘I was quite shockedas soon as I picked it up, I could tell from weight and colour it was gold.

    ‘I didn’t quite fall to the ground but sat down for what felt like an eternity, thinking ‘is that what I think it is?’

    ‘I knew straight away it was something special, because I’ve seen these brooches before but I’ve never seen one with so much writing on it.

    The father of four, from Pewsey Vale, 추가: ‘It could have been a one in a million chance that I found it. It’s a big fieldI could have spent ten years going back and forth, and could have just missed it by a couple of centimetres.