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30,000 find for metal detector fan

30,000 find for metal detector fan
trefwoorden: Ilse of Wight - zwaard - Saksen - 7e eeuw
A gold sword belt ornament, possibly belonging to the brutal seventh-century Saxon king Caedwalla, has been declared treasure after being found on a beach by a man with a metal detector.
The British Museum has verified the authenticity of the artefact, which was found a few inches below the sand at Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. A coroner has ruled that it is treasure and proceeds from its sale can be split between the finder and the owner of the beach.
Its value has yet to be determined by an independent panel but it is estimated to be worth 30,000.

Lees verder bij: The Telegraph (3 november 2003)