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    TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...UPDATE

    I think I'm finally getting the hang of this detecting lark

    Dad & I went out today expecting a few Roman Coins as I had decided to carry on from where I had the Roman Silver last week. On the very first run after 5 minutes & 3 digs into the hunt, out pops a Silver Ingot. I look at it & immediately think Viking, but hold on a second we are on the edge of a Roman site So I begin convincing myself it must be Roman but might be Viking After some quick research I found the following:
    http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/258765

    So I'm 99% sure I have my first Viking circa 1000AD Silver Ingot, often melted down from Saxon plunder & then traded in handy sized ingots These are considered Rare & was on my impossible list but there it was with no other Saxon/Viking age items on the edge of a Roman Site.

    We carried on for 1 hour with no other finds, so moved to the field next door & got the following:

    Large Roman Lead Steelyard Weight
    Broken Roman Bronze Bracelet
    Broken Silver Hammered of Ed I
    7 Roman Bronze coins, 1 we need - Ses. of Gordian III AD240
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    pr
    Oct 2008
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    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

    Sweet find ! just another day huh ? congrats and wonder if it will make the banner, did you have to report that ?

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    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

    Quote Originally Posted by allan
    Sweet find ! just another day huh ? congrats and wonder if it will make the banner, did you have to report that ?
    Yes it falls under the terms of the Act & I have already emailed my FLO
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

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    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
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    ca
    Aug 2010
    Ontario canada
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    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

    after reading about it on the web page you provided it seems to be a very rare find obviously, don't you have to send everything rare you find in the UK to the national trust to see if that want it for there collection if so i am worried they may get to keep it from you.

  5. #5

    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

    Quote Originally Posted by treasurepirate1
    after reading about it on the web page you provided it seems to be a very rare find obviously, don't you have to send everything rare you find in the UK to the national trust to see if that want it for there collection if so i am worried they may get to keep it from you.
    It will shortly be on its way to the British Museum & after about 18 months, I will either get it back or share half the market valuation with the farmer
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  6. #6
    ca
    Aug 2010
    Ontario canada
    fisher f75
    390
    22 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by treasurepirate1
    after reading about it on the web page you provided it seems to be a very rare find obviously, don't you have to send everything rare you find in the UK to the national trust to see if that want it for there collection if so i am worried they may get to keep it from you.
    It will shortly be on its way to the British Museum & after about 18 months, I will either get it back or share half the market valuation with the farmer
    that is a fairly good deal, i watched a show when one guy dug up a gold hoard in England in a field and had to share the profit 50 50 with the farmer, oh ya i nominated this post to the banner, the question is not if it will make the banner but when it will make the banner

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    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

    Quote Originally Posted by treasurepirate1
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by treasurepirate1
    after reading about it on the web page you provided it seems to be a very rare find obviously, don't you have to send everything rare you find in the UK to the national trust to see if that want it for there collection if so i am worried they may get to keep it from you.
    It will shortly be on its way to the British Museum & after about 18 months, I will either get it back or share half the market valuation with the farmer
    that is a fairly good deal, i watched a show when one guy dug up a gold hoard in England in a field and had to share the profit 50 50 with the farmer, oh ya i nominated this post to the banner, the question is not if it will make the banner but when it will make the banner


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/isleofma...00/8995795.stm
    These do attract attention, you saw it here first, hours after digging
    Generally most people split the finds 50/50 but in Law it is whatever the prior agreement was. (so some variation can occur)
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    us
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    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

    a silver bar is cool but a viking silver bar is just epic! congrats!
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    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado14ers
    a silver bar is cool but a viking silver bar is just epic! congrats!
    Its just sinking in, as a find of a lifetime :P
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  10. #10
    us
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    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

    That's an incredible find!!! Viking plunder!!! I say banner as well, that's museum quality and just super freaking cool any way you slice it!

  11. #11

    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

    Congrats on that ingot, Cru! You never know what comes up next! There are not many places to dig something that rare... seems to be a special year for the team. My vote is in.

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    us
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    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

    GREAT FIND !!!! just the kinda thing that gets my blood pumping

    i love this hobby

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    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

    Nice find! I nominated for banner due to its rarity. So what does it weigh?

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    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

    WOW!!! What else can one say? Im in awe of ALL of your finds cru. WTG!!!

  15. #15
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    Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...


    Cru , this is clearly a BANNER find (got my vote) What is the approximate weight of the ingot?
    Great Find ! Argentium.

 

 
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