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Detectorist, 30, inspired by Indiana Jones finds £65,000 Roman hoard

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Raider of the lost coins: Detectorist, 30, inspired by Indiana Jones finds £65,000 Roman hoard after studying satellite imagery near his Suffolk homeGeorge Ridgeway, 30, found huge coin hoard after studying satellite...

Three metal detectorist friends who found a hoard of 150 Roman coins

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Three metal detectorist friends who stumbled upon a hoard of more than 150 Roman coins dating back to 340 AD are set to make £40,000Robert Abbot, 53, thought he had found a boring handful of old metal tent pegs Fello...

WW1 medal found in a Norfolk field by a metal detectorist

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Long lost WW1 medal found in a Norfolk field by a metal detectorist is handed to soldier’s grandchildrenMatt Arthurton, 50, found the 1914 Mons Star medal while detecting at Drayton It was awarded to Harold Frederick...

Detectorist unearths Sheriff of Nottingham ring worth around £8,000

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A find worthy of Robin Hood! Metal detectorist unearths 350-year-old high-carat gold signet ring belonging to the Sheriff of Nottingham which is set to fetch up to £8,000 at auctionSir Matthew Jenison served as High ...

Metal detectorist unearths rare gold Anglo-Saxon coin worth £10,000

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Metal detectorist unearths rare gold Anglo-Saxon coin worth £10,000 in field in CambridgeshireMark Pallett, 55, found the gold shilling or thrymsa, dating from 650-700AD in a stubble field in South Cambridgeshire  Th...

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

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Metal detectorist finds unique £5,000 medieval brooch in ploughed field used as a magic charm to keep fever at bay 800 years agoWilliam Nordhoff, 49, made the discovery in a field in Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire  A coroner...

Teen metal detectorist makes once-in-a-lifetime Bronze Age find

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13-year-old British metal detectorist finds once-in-a-lifetime Bronze Age axe hoard on just her THIRD ever digMilly Hardwick, from Mildenhall, Suffolk, is the poster girl for teen detectorists She found 65 pieces dat...

Metal detectorist arrested ‘for digging up treasure at Stonehenge’

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Metal detectorist, 30, is arrested 'for digging up buried treasure at Stonehenge and possessing explosives'The unnamed man, aged 30, arrested at his home in Bradford, in West Yorkshire He boasted online about his fin...

Metal detectorist believes he has uncovered King John’s lost treasure

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Metal detectorist believes he has uncovered King John's 800-year-old lost treasure in Lincolnshire villageRaymond Kosschuk, 63, is '100 per cent certain' the treasure was King John's He has spent the last 12 months c...

Metal detectorist finds £200,000 gold coin in Wiltshire field

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Treasure hunter finds PENNY worth £200,000: Metal detectorist is set for windfall after unearthing Anglo-Saxon gold coin dating back 1,200 years to the time of Wessex King EcgberhtThe 1,200-year-old coin was struck f...

Metal detectorist finds £5,500 of Roman and Viking artefacts in a bag

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Metal detectorist using gadget for first time discovers £5,500 haul of Roman and Viking artefacts buried in field in Aldi bag four years after they were stolen from owner's homeCharles Cartwright, 43, used his detect...

Viking treasure buried over 1,000 years ago found by metal detectorist

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Real life Treasure Island! Viking hoard of ancient artefacts including a gold bangle and silver brooch buried over 1,000 years ago are discovered on the Isle of Man by local metal detectorist and will go on display i...

Metal detectorist finds £2million jewel of Henry VIII’s lost crown

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Metal detectorist finds £2million centrepiece jewel of Henry VIII's lost crown buried under a tree after it had been missing for 400 yearsKevin Duckett, 49, made the discovery in a field near Market Harborough   Two-...

Metal detectorist reunites navy medic’s family with WW1 medal

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Metal detectorist reunites navy medic's family with First World War medal after unearthing it in his back garden Mark Williams, 71, discovered the 105-year-old medal in his garden in Hampshire With help of genealogi...