Skip to comments.13-Year-Old Boy Finds Treasure Trove of 1,000-Year-Old Silver Coins
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.
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He does much better than the mystery gold hunting shows on TV.
The problem with the mystery gold hunting is if they found the treasure the series would have to end.
Vikings were financed by mussulmen, you know, and, obviously, so were the royal kitties ...
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.
“A secret is known by only one”
Or the 13 year old is just smarter or more lucky.
They’ll give him a nice feather for his cap, blow glorious smoke open his ass and then confiscate his treasure.
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.
Then they’ll tax him for the full auctioned value of it just to teach him a lesson.
Annnnnd, here comes the government to claim it all.
What a misleading headline, okay lie, the 13 year old only found one coin, the experts found all the rest.
The kid didn’t find the treasure chest. He found a surface coin that led to an investigation by the archaeologists who found it.
Memo to self: tell no one about that coin your kid finds. Keep digging.
Well, it was a beginning. At least he found something with actual market value, as opposed to only intrinsic value.
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.
And the kid gets what as a reward? The coins or a pat on the back? Likely he should have never alerted the government.
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