• for non-metals!
  • Not when it keeps going off at the boarding gate : )
  • A metal detector is fun if you enjoy getting rich, but you have to know it's secrets.
  • Is it fun please read this: Announced last week in England, and found with a metal detector. The largest hoard of prehistoric gold coins in Britain in modern times has been discovered by a metal detectorist in East Anglia. The 824 gold staters, worth the modern equivalent of up to £1m when they were in circulation, were in a field near Wickham Market, Suffolk, (an area once on the southern fringe of Icenian territory, near its border with the Trinovantian tribal kingdom) . Almost all the coins were minted by royal predecessors of Boudicca, the warrior queen of the Iceni tribe who revolted against Rome in AD 60. The solid gold staters – each weighing just over 5g – were made between 40BC and AD 15, most of them in the final 35 years of that period. They were buried in a plain pottery vessel, possibly inside a rectilinear religious compound, between 15 and AD 20. Jude Plouviez, of the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, said their value when in circulation had been estimated at a modern equivalent of between £500,000 and £1m, but they were likely to be worth less than that now. “It’s a good, exciting find. It gives us a lot of new information about the late Iron Age, and particularly East Anglia in the late Iron Age. The discovery is important because it highlights the probable political, economic and religious importance of an area. It certainly suggests there was a significant settlement nearby.” she said. Ms Plouviez said the find was the largest collection of Iron Age gold coins found in Britain since 1849, when a farm worker unearthed between 800 and 2,000 gold staters in a field near Milton Keynes Although it has not yet been proved, it is likely the hoard represented part of the wealth of an individual or community and was buried as a votive offering at a time of a political stress, drought or other natural disaster. This is the first major Icenian gold coin hoard found but the tribe had a tradition of making votive offerings of other gold objects. At one of their major religious centres, Snettisham in northern Norfolk, the tribe buried at least 30kg of gold and silver jewellery. also within a rectilinear enclosure. The Wickham Market area seems to have been of great importance in Iron Age times. Within a few miles of the spot where the coins were found are two other important sites. “The [new] hoard is absolutely unique,” said Ian Leins, the British Museum’s curator of Iron Age coins. “It is the largest hoard of British Iron Age gold coins to be studied in its entirety.” The find is the most substantial Iron Age gold coin hoard found in Britain since 1849, when a farm worker unearthed between 800 and 2,000 gold staters in a field near Milton Keynes. To protect the site, archaeologists from Suffolk County Council kept the discovery under wraps for months while they made secret excavations, funded by the British Museum. The area was thoroughly searched to ensure that all of the coins had been found before the discovery was announced to the public.
  • yes if find tresure and no if terroists know about it.
  • I always see old people walking on the beach with them and they never find anything it seems almost pointless to look and look and look when you could be doing somthing productive like going to work, build somthing invent somthing.
  • when you have the pro metal detector, yes.. the kid's toy ones only detect less the 5 inches away.. what a rip!

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