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    Has anyone tried looking for Viking Gold in the waters?

    When an important Viking died they would put their body on a boat, fill it with silver and gold and food and swords, light it on fire and push it off into the water.

    That boat would sink a hundred yards off the water's edge and all the loot would sink to the bottom.

    Coins, goblets, jewelry, gems, all sitting there waiting to be found. I'm sure a small part has been recovered, but treasure hunters usually look for the bigger ships, not the small boats they would send out their dead on.

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    A very timely question. I live in New England close to a river that local legend says was visited by Vikings in the very distant past. Needless to say I have metal detected this water. Attached is a piece of jewelry that I found some time ago at very low tide in about 3 feet of water. At the time I tried to identify its origin, but was unsuccessful. Since then I have done further on line research and am suspicious that is may be of Viking origin. What do you or anyone else think?Click image for larger version. 

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    It is obviously very old, has a Viking like cross, is heavy, likely copper, and as far I can tell the cross is embedded in an amber like substance.
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    A better pictureClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandancer View Post
    It is obviously very old, has a Viking like cross, is heavy, likely copper, and as far I can tell the cross is embedded in an amber like substance.
    Could the amber actually be enameling?


    “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
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    on my list of things to do
    there are Viking items (carved rocks etc) near waters that ive often thought of trying to do waters near by
    just not a priority
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    Could the amber actually be enameling?
    I'm pretty sure it is amber.

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    That is very nice.I think it's an excellent find.Good effort.
    stoneshirt.

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    The story that piece could tell
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    AusTexDude. Thanks for sharing some of the Viking history..well said

 

 

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