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16th Century gold treasure found (pendant - Essex, UK)
BBC ^ | November 17, 2010 | Unknown

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 ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; wankersformitt
"BA'AL protect the king"
1 posted on 11/18/2010 5:12:30 AM PST by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

Like, talis man ping.


2 posted on 11/18/2010 5:13:21 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

A 4 year old boy with a metal detector???? This must be for tax purposes.


3 posted on 11/18/2010 5:19:03 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: decimon
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4 posted on 11/18/2010 5:25:35 AM PST by Stentor ( "All cults of personality begin as high drama and end as low comedy.")
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To: decimon

What a cute kid.

Anyone know what the writing translates to say? I thought there might be some more info at the link.


5 posted on 11/18/2010 5:51:40 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: chrisser
Anyone know what the writing translates to say?

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.

6 posted on 11/18/2010 5:59:27 AM PST by decimon
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To: chrisser

Maybe refers to Baltasar Gracián

Quotes :

“A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity”

“Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.”

“A beautiful woman should break her mirror early”


7 posted on 11/18/2010 6:07:04 AM PST by Snowyman
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To: Snowyman
“A beautiful woman should break her mirror early” Whew, glad to know that. Just took a sledge hammer to all my mirrors in the house :D
8 posted on 11/18/2010 6:27:49 AM PST by HanneyBean
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To: decimon

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.


9 posted on 11/18/2010 6:31:11 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care
Does he get to keep or profit from his prize?

In the video it's said that they split the proceeds with the landowner. Don't know what are the applicable laws.

10 posted on 11/18/2010 7:46:17 AM PST by decimon
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Thanks decimon. Talis like it is.

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11 posted on 11/18/2010 6:11:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Shimmer1

ping


12 posted on 11/18/2010 6:22:08 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 667 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: I still care; decimon
The Treasure Act Of 1996

"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[1]. 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.

13 posted on 11/18/2010 6:26:57 PM PST by blam
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To: chrisser

Baltasar is a name.


14 posted on 11/18/2010 6:34:52 PM PST by ThanhPhero (Khach hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: decimon

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.


15 posted on 11/18/2010 6:36:56 PM PST by ThanhPhero (Khach hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: ThanhPhero

How about “IASPAR” - would that be Jasper?

(about 1:02 into the video)


16 posted on 11/18/2010 6:46:10 PM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: ThanhPhero

One of the Three Wise Men?


17 posted on 11/18/2010 6:46:26 PM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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To: chrisser

The three wise men were Gaspar (Jasper?) Melchior, and Baltazar, traditionally.


18 posted on 11/18/2010 6:48:50 PM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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To: ThanhPhero

As I recall, Baltazar was the name of one of the three Magi in some account of their visit to Bethlehem


19 posted on 11/19/2010 4:33:37 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: blam

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


20 posted on 11/19/2010 4:36:26 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: SunkenCiv; decimon
St. Helena?


21 posted on 11/19/2010 1:11:01 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: HanneyBean

Is the 7 years of bad luck consecutive or concurrent????


22 posted on 11/20/2010 5:01:20 AM PST by Shimmer1 (When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt.)
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