Saturday, 14 January 2017

UK Metal Detector finds

Ringlemere Cup. In 2001, metal detector hobbyist Cliff Bradshaw headed out in the fields near Ringlemere, East Kent. After some digging he unearthed a rare golden chalice, which would be eventually sold to the British Museum for £270,000. The exquisite cup, the second of its kind to be found in Britain, was called the Ringlemere Cup and is dated to the early Bronze Age.

A treasure hunter discovered a medieval ring in the heart of Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest which could be worth up to £70,000. Mark Thompson was in the famous Nottinghamshire woodland for just 20 minutes when his metal detector sounded.
A Tudor ring was found in a muddy field by an amateur metal detector enthusiast. Experts confirmed the ring was 80 per cent gold and contains rubies and emeralds. It sold for £20,000.

In 2015, a hoard of over 5,000 Anglo Saxon coins was unearthed near Lenborough, Buckinghamshire. Experts believe the hoard was buried following the Battle of Hastings to conceal it from the Norman invaders.

The coins were estimated to be worth over £1.3 million.