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Enthusiasts find buried treasures. Metal detector weekend unearths important archeological discoveries. “I’m positively surprised. These are important finds the museum never would have made itself,” an excited Olle Hemdorff, archeologist at the Museum of Archeology in Stavanger tells NRK. Amongst the finds were a coin from 1529, a half-mould for pearls, and a betrothal ring believed to be from the 16th/17th Century.

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Enthusiasts find buried treasures

Published on Monday, 26th April, 2010 at 10:20 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Metal detector weekend unearths important archeological discoveries.

Metal detectors at WSJ2007 (Illustr.)
Metal detectors at WSJ2007 (Illustr.)
Photo: Superchilum/Wikimedia Commons


“I’m positively surprised. These are important finds the museum never would have made itself,” an excited Olle Hemdorff, archeologist at the Museum of Archeology in Stavanger tells NRK.

Amongst the finds were a coin from 1529, a half-mould for pearls, and a betrothal ring believed to be from the 16th/17th Century.

Hemdorff praises the club for its important work and the honesty of its members, saying he’s particularly excited about one item.

“The cherry on the cake is two rings in pure gold linked together stemming from about 400-500 A.D. These were used as payment in gold during the Migration period.”

The weekend’s metal detector gathering at Utstein and Sørbø in Rennesøy municipality in Rogaland was arranged by Rygene Detektorklubb, and attracted enthusiasts from all of Scandinavia.



Published on Monday, 26th April, 2010 at 10:20 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: stavanger, rogaland, rennesoey, soerboe, utstein, metal, detectors, rings, treasures, archeology, museum.





  
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