Tag: Antiquity/Coins

Excavation season opening 2020

Excavation season opening 2020

- 18/01/2020

The holidays have now past. We are at the height of winter, yet there is still no snow. With the outdoor temperature of +3 degrees ... Read More

Luck or failure. Treasures?

Luck or failure. Treasures?

- 09/12/2019

For many years, a relic hunter armed with a metal detector wandered in forest near Ellwangen (Baden-Württemberg) in search of WWII relics. One one of ... Read More

Treasure of times of king Harald I

Treasure of times of king Harald I

- 09/12/2019

13-year-old schoolboy Luka Malashnichenko and his adult search partner Rene Schön, members of a local amateur archaeology group, recently made an amazing find on the ... Read More

The Roman Hoxne Hoard

The Roman Hoxne Hoard

- 08/12/2019

In 1992, British archaeologists discovered the largest cache of silver and gold from the late Roman Empire, which has been named The Roman Hoxne Hoard. ... Read More

The Mikhalkovsky treasure

The Mikhalkovsky treasure

- 08/12/2019

In the summer of 1876, two sisters Ekaterina and Nastya Danilchuk, as per usual, drove their cattle to a pasture near the village of Mikhalkov, ... Read More

Why is there a patterned edge on the coin?

Why is there a patterned edge on the coin?

- 05/12/2019

In ancient times, the value of coins was equal to the amount of metal that they contained. Coins were made of precious metals gold, silver, ... Read More

The mystery of two wedding rings

The mystery of two wedding rings

- 04/12/2019

On April 17th we were at an excavation site when it suddenly started snowing. https://www.instagram.com/p/BwXqdnGorna/ We'd been researching a place where a rich man’s house ... Read More

Coins of the Golden Horde

Coins of the Golden Horde

- 03/12/2019

It's always fun when friends come to visit. It's even more fun when they are interested in metal detecting and want to go out for ... Read More

Relic hunting: Hobby or lifestyle?

Relic hunting: Hobby or lifestyle?

- 22/11/2019

Metal detecting can be compared to fishing. More often than not, we spend hours looking, only to find recent trash and other useless finds. But ... Read More