πŸ₯‡ BANNER TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...UPDATE

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I think I'm finally getting the hang of this detecting lark :laughing7:

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 :icon_scratch: So I begin convincing myself it must be Roman but might be Viking :dontknow: 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 :read2: 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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allan

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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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allan said:
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 :thumbsup:
 

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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 :dontknow: if so i am worried they may get to keep it from you.
 
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treasurepirate1 said:
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 :dontknow: 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 :icon_thumright:
 

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CRUSADER said:
treasurepirate1 said:
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 :dontknow: 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 :icon_thumright:
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 :icon_thumleft:
 
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treasurepirate1 said:
CRUSADER said:
treasurepirate1 said:
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 :dontknow: 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 :icon_thumright:
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 :icon_thumleft:
:occasion14: :occasion14: :occasion14:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/isleofman/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8995000/8995795.stm
These do attract attention, you saw it here first, hours after digging :wink:
Generally most people split the finds 50/50 but in Law it is whatever the prior agreement was. (so some variation can occur)
 

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Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

a silver bar is cool but a viking silver bar is just epic! congrats! :notworthy: :headbang:
 
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Colorado14ers said:
a silver bar is cool but a viking silver bar is just epic! congrats! :notworthy: :headbang:

Its just sinking in, as a find of a lifetime :P
 

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Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

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

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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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Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

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

i love this hobby :icon_thumleft: :icon_pirat:
 

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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!!!
 

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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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Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

Well deserved mate :icon_thumleft:

Banner!!
 

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Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

OK Cru, the silver bar is nice! :thumbsup:

But what about that crotal bell!? :icon_scratch:
I'm sure Viking Silver pops out of the field every day in England . . . but that crotal bell is tops in my book! :hello2:

Just kidding mate! :wink: :laughing7:
I'm also voting BANNER for your Viking Silver Ingot find!

Cheers,
Dave
 
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ecmjamsit said:
Nice find! I nominated for banner due to its rarity. So what does it weigh?
Argentium said:
Cru , this is clearly a BANNER find (got my vote) What is the approximate weight of the ingot?
Great Find ! Argentium.

Sorry forgot, nearly 18g :icon_thumright:
 

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Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

That is really freaking cool, :o screw the value... :dontknow: I think its worth banner no matter what the value. :icon_thumleft:
I'll give you a banner vote !! !! :headbang:

Keep @ it and HH !! :D ;D
 

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Re: TREASURE - RARE VIKING SILVER INGOT...

Glad to see your "getting the hang of it."

Big congrats on a rare old silver find.
Really nice to get something different. I hope you get to add it to your collection. The waiting just to know would just about kill me.

Good Luck (I see the other one was returned)

Rick
 

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