Skip to comments.16th Century gold treasure found (pendant - Essex, UK)
Posted on 11/18/2010 5:12:28 AM PST by decimon
A four-year-old boy from Essex has unearthed a gold pendant believed to date from the 16th Century, using a metal detector.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Like, talis man ping.
A 4 year old boy with a metal detector???? This must be for tax purposes.
What a cute kid.
Anyone know what the writing translates to say? I thought there might be some more info at the link.
It seems that Baltasar = "BA'AL protect the king". As far as I can tell, that's actually a Christian thing despite the BA'AL thing. Whatever.
Maybe refers to Baltasar Gracián
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Does he get to keep or profit from his prize? Because from what I’ve read, all such things have to be turned over to the government.
In the video it's said that they split the proceeds with the landowner. Don't know what are the applicable laws.
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"The Treasure Act of 1996 is an Act of Parliament designed to deal with finds of treasure in the England, Wales and Northern Ireland; it does not apply in Scotland. It legally obliges finders of objects which constitute a legally defined term of treasure to report their find to their local coroner within fourteen days. An inquest led by the coroner then determines whether the find constitutes treasure or not. If it is declared to be treasure then the owner must offer the item for sale to a museum at a price set by an independent board of antiquities experts (Treasure Valuation Committee). Only if a museum expresses no interest in the item, or is unable to purchase it, the owner can retain it."
From most accounts that I've read, most are satisfied with the money offered.
Baltasar is a name.
If the government declares a find to be a treasure then the government gets the treasure and gives the finder and property owner what the government deems to be the value of the piece.
How about “IASPAR” - would that be Jasper?
(about 1:02 into the video)
One of the Three Wise Men?
The three wise men were Gaspar (Jasper?) Melchior, and Baltazar, traditionally.
As I recall, Baltazar was the name of one of the three Magi in some account of their visit to Bethlehem
I don’t think it would bother me to be rewarded for finds of that sort either. At least I would know that the artifact was being preserved correctly. I would also expect that I and my family could “visit” it now and again as well - for free! LOL
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