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13-Year-Old Boy Finds Treasure Trove of 1,000-Year-Old Silver Coins
Popular Mechanics ^ | April 16, 2018 | Kirsten Grieshaber

Posted on 04/16/2018 10:51:15 AM PDT by C19fan

Hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets linked to the era of Danish King Harald Gormsson have been found on the eastern German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea.

A single silver coin was first found in January by two amateur archaeologists, one of them a 13-year-old boy, in a field near the village of Schaprode. The state archaeology office then became involved and the entire treasure was uncovered by experts over the weekend, the Mecklenburg-West Pomerania state archaeology office said Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at popularmechanics.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: denmark; epigraphyandlanguage; germany; godsgravesglyphs; haraldgormssonh; mecklenburg; numismatics; ruegen; schaprode; vikings; westpomerania
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Also found royal burials of Viking kitties. The coins look to be in great shape.
1 posted on 04/16/2018 10:51:15 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

He does much better than the mystery gold hunting shows on TV.


2 posted on 04/16/2018 10:52:11 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SunkenCiv

*ping*


3 posted on 04/16/2018 10:52:53 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: bmwcyle

The problem with the mystery gold hunting is if they found the treasure the series would have to end.


4 posted on 04/16/2018 10:52:56 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Vikings were financed by mussulmen, you know, and, obviously, so were the royal kitties ...


5 posted on 04/16/2018 10:54:25 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: C19fan

When I was between ages of 9 and 13 y/o, to actually find
a real treasure ‘chest’ would have been a dream come true!
I would not even have told my parents or friends until after I had hidden away a certain amount for future use.
And not a moment before.
I would have obscured the trails and given anyone else misinformation. All this if no witnesses.


6 posted on 04/16/2018 10:56:38 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: C19fan

“A secret is known by only one”


7 posted on 04/16/2018 10:56:44 AM PDT by Fireone (Hillary=Herpes....she just keeps showing up.)
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To: Fireone

Or the 13 year old is just smarter or more lucky.


8 posted on 04/16/2018 10:58:36 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: C19fan

They’ll give him a nice feather for his cap, blow glorious smoke open his ass and then confiscate his treasure.


9 posted on 04/16/2018 11:02:28 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Wisdom and education are different things. Don't confuse them.)
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The state archaeology office then became involved and the entire treasure was uncovered by experts over the weekend...

The kid won't see on single penny. The state will take it all and give him a nice pat on the head.
10 posted on 04/16/2018 11:05:50 AM PDT by Spruce
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So the boy and a friend found 1 coin. The gubmint got wind of it, stepped in, discovered the BIG haul, spirited it away, and the young boy is left high and dry without an attaboy or a get lost! That’s the ENTIRE story.


11 posted on 04/16/2018 11:08:02 AM PDT by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Yep.

Then they’ll tax him for the full auctioned value of it just to teach him a lesson.


12 posted on 04/16/2018 11:10:41 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: C19fan

Annnnnd, here comes the government to claim it all.


13 posted on 04/16/2018 11:11:10 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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The State will take the discovery and reward the boy with a booklet of coupons for free fries and McDonalds
14 posted on 04/16/2018 11:13:01 AM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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To: C19fan

What a misleading headline, okay lie, the 13 year old only found one coin, the experts found all the rest.


15 posted on 04/16/2018 11:28:54 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: lee martell

The kid didn’t find the treasure chest. He found a surface coin that led to an investigation by the archaeologists who found it.


16 posted on 04/16/2018 11:34:19 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Memo to self: tell no one about that coin your kid finds. Keep digging.


17 posted on 04/16/2018 11:36:18 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Rebelbase

Well, it was a beginning. At least he found something with actual market value, as opposed to only intrinsic value.


18 posted on 04/16/2018 11:37:35 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Spruce

I found an incredibly old object of great value once. So rare that it would have been desired by a government authority.

Only showed it to a handful of close family and enjoyed it for 30 years before donating it to a worthy institution.


19 posted on 04/16/2018 11:39:43 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: C19fan

And the kid gets what as a reward? The coins or a pat on the back? Likely he should have never alerted the government.


20 posted on 04/16/2018 12:20:19 PM PDT by Midwesterner53
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