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    Somerset detectorist finds rare early-medieval brooch

    A metal detectorist who found a rare early-medieval silver brooch has said it was his most "incredible" find ever.


    The Trewhiddle-style brooch found on farmland at Cheddar in Somerset features detailed interlace decorations with animals thought to be peacocks.


    Detectorist Iain Sansome said it was "incredible" to think the treasure used as a symbol of wealth and high status was last held 1,000 years ago.



    Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-58552915


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    Certainly a unique brooch...! Wow!
    Thanks for the post...!
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    That's cool. They don't get to keep that stuff, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    That's cool. They don't get to keep that stuff, right?
    I think, depending on value, it may be bought by a museum and the proceeds split between the land owner and the detectorist, in England. I have the info in my cobwebbed noggin for some reason.
    Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Matthew 13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreakyDigger View Post
    I think, depending on value, it may be bought by a museum and the proceeds split between the land owner and the detectorist, in England. I have the info in my cobwebbed noggin for some reason.
    Hola Amigos

    It tattooed on your noggin because its such a brilliant arrangement.

    1. The museums get their artifacts for their national collection by paying the finder and landholder a price deemed by an independent panel of valuers.

    2. The detectorists get access to landholders land for 50% anything discovered of value

    3. The land holder gets 50% anything discovered of value for letting the detectorist search their land.

    So there is an incentive for all to get some thing out of it.

    Kanacki

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    Quote Originally Posted by KANACKI View Post
    Hola Amigos

    It tattooed on your noggin because its such a brilliant arrangement.

    1. The museums get their artifacts for their national collection by paying the finder and landholder a price deemed by an independent panel of valuers.

    2. The detectorists get access to landholders land for 50% anything discovered of value

    3. The land holder gets 50% anything discovered of value for letting the detectorist search their land.

    So there is an incentive for all to get some thing out of it.

    Kanacki
    Gidday Kanacki

    You can imagine a farmer or landholders benefits of allowing a detectorist to search his property for treasure. One the property or owner may not have the time or physical ability or inclination to search themselves.

    And in most many cases there is nothing to be found. Yet time spent searching is time wasted making money elsewhere. As any farmer knows there is always jobs to do on a farm. So to have a detectorist spending their time searching for free is not a bad idea.

    Because in the off chance that the detectorist actually finds a treasure trove they will get half for doing absolutely nothing. It is a win win for the landholder and a powerful incentive to allow metal detectorists to detect private property.

    Crow
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