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    Nov 2012
    Stavanger
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    Best find of the year, Viking age grave

    Hi to you all.

    On the 1. of January I did an amazing find,
    A find most detectorists will never get.

    I found an early viking age sword! As soon as i realized what it was i carefully put it back in the hole and covered it back up.
    Then I called my "state Archeologist" and told him about my find. He was very thrilled.

    Today he came to excavate my find. (Third of January)
    (You see, In Norway, all finds dating from before 1537 is automaticly protected by law)
    And as he dug we found a complete sword (broken in 5 pices), 1 battle-ax and a scythe.
    Even thou the person that was buried there is dissolved and not to be found, It is still most definetly a grave.

    After he had removed the Items I checked the grave with my detector and there was still two pices left.
    But they will be staying in the ground untill the summer. Then it will be a bigger excavation, as it might be more than one grave there.

    Hope you like what I show you, and tell me if you want more pictures. EDIT; Check out page 5 for a lot more pics from the excavation
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    Last edited by Bard Gauden; Jan 10, 2014 at 06:40 PM. Reason: Check page 5 for more photos

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2005
    Eugene Oregon
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    That's amazing! Great find and responsible recovery!
    Brother Al and austin like this.

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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    Truly amazing!

  4. #4
    Dak
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    us
    May 2013
    Connecticut
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    That is a real fine recovery. Spring can't come soon enough!
    you will find what you seek?

  5. #5
    us
    Dec 2013
    SW Virginia
    Currently researching to buy
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    Well done! And a find of a lifetime

  6. #6
    us
    Jan 2013
    SW Virginia
    Whites Coinmaster,At Pro,Minelab Etrac
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    awesome find!

  7. #7
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    E$

    Aug 2013
    SE USA
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    I would have said it was from 1538 Incredible finds! Sucks you get robbed though of YOUR once in a lifetime discovery!
    Last edited by Donneybrook; Jan 06, 2014 at 04:47 AM.
    damiani1 likes this.
    Oldest Coin: 1839-O Half-Dime

  8. #8
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    Tired Rooster

    Nov 2011
    Alabama
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    Amazing find!!! You are correct...most will never find such a thing. Congratulations!

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2008
    Southeast Iowa
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    A Viking warriors grave with all his weapons??!!!!!
    If this doesn't make "Banner", I don't know what would!!! I'm in!

    Come on Guy's! Let's do it!

    Iowa Dale

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
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    Awesome finds ! Clearly BANNER -( this is a no brainer !) I'm pretty sure I've never seen anybody post a Viking period sword before !
    RANGER31 likes this.

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    Dec 2012
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    Speechless that's gotta be the ultimate find... Un ****ing real. BANNER

  12. #12
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    Old disabled infantryman

    Jan 2013
    N. Alabama
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    Definitely find of a life time! Your decision to protect the site and preserve it for all to see deserves a standing ovation! People like you make this hobby, one honest man is worth more than 10,000 who would tell you to lie! Congratulations on both your find and your very honorable character!
    I did not invent FUN, however I have spent my life trying to perfect it!

  13. #13
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    Bryant

    Aug 2013
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    Holy cow! Amazing piece of history! I vote banner also. Incredible find, hats off to you bro

  14. #14

    Apr 2008
    Central Illinois
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    Nice finds. Like some of the post above my BANNER vote is in also. Congrats.

  15. #15
    us
    Oct 2010
    Tennessee, CSA
    Fisher 1266X
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    Amazing! How deep were your finds? Were the signals from your detector faint or still fairly strong? That's a BANNER find, my friend.

 

 
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