Metal detectorists have discovered a rare gold pendant made of a Byzantine coin, dating back to the 6th century AD near Attleborough, Norfolk, United Kingdom.
A hoard of silver and gold Iron Age coins were discovered by metal detectorists in Lincoln, United Kingdom. The coins pre-date the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 AD.
A metal detectorist discovered a metal object with an inscription near near Lanchester Roman fort in County Durham, United Kingdom. The object turned out to be an ancient Roman fleet diploma.
A metal detectorist discovered a significant hoard of 14 fragments of silver arm-rings, believed to date back to 10th century AD, in the Garff area of Island of Man.
A Prehistoric trove of bronze jewellery, dated to between 900-650 BC, was discovered by a metal detectorist conducting a search in ranks of a local exploration society.
Amateur archaeologists discovered and unearthed a well-preserved Roman villa filled with mosaics at Druce Farm, Dorset, South West England.
Danish museums have come together to create a new database, where amateur archaeologists, often metal detectorists, can register their finds. The database is called DIME – Digital Metal Finds.
A treasure hunter found a in Sherwood Forest, United Kingdom. The find dates to the 14th century and was discovered by an amateur metal detectorist.
Metal detectorist found a 5-centimetre-tall figurine in a field near Mesinge, Denmark. The figurine shows a man with a beard and a impressive headdress with two “horns”. Experts believe it comes from 8th century and represents the Nordic god Odin.
A metal detectorist discovered a hoard of silver coins on a farm outside Rønne, Bornholm. The treasure is dated to the Viking age.
Over 50 archaeologists and metal detectorists surveyed the area of the Medieval Battle of Grunwald. The 1410 battle between an alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, against the Teutonic Knights was a decisive clash that shifted the balance of power in Eastern Europe.
Archaeologists and amateur metal detectorists are thoroughly scouring fields near Stary Czarnów, north-western Poland. It is here that hundreds of early medieval coins were hidden at a point in the past and scattered across the area by ploughing.
A metal detectorist has discovered a trove of 10 coins and a ring with signs of golden alloy while doing a survey in a forest near Iława (Northern Poland). He notified the local Museum in Ostróda which officials identified the coins as silver ones from 1670, 1683, 1686, 1668, 1700, 1701, 1703, 1707, 1710 and 1711.
Cooperation between archaeologists and metal detectorists exceeded any expectations as three treasure troves and over 500 metal artefacts have been discovered. The systematic fieldwork took place in the valley of the river Sieniocha between Komarów and Tyszowce.
A bracelet, dated to the Bronze Age (1600-1350 BC), has been secured by the Police after a detectorist, who brought it to the local Heritage Office. The men has recovered the priceless artefact a few weeks a ago, while illegally searching with a metal detector.
Excavations on a sports area in Skoki, Wielkopolska voivodeship in Poland, resulted in finding a treasure of 117 silver coins, dated to 15th and 16th century AD. The initial discovery of first few coins was made in December last year by an archaeologists from the local Regional Museum in Wągrowiec, Marcin Krzepkowski together with Michał Kołpowski.
An untouched Bronze Age burial mound was discovered by a metal detectorist in British North West.
Several dozens of bronze objects dated to 10th century BC were found by Policemen near Janowiec Wielkopolski. The officers were on their duty, checking information about men with metal detectors in the fields in the vicinity of the town.
Metal detectorist from the United Kingdom has recently discovered a brooch, dated to 1800 BC. The artefact is made of copper and contains the letters “RMA” engraved in its shape.
Archaeologists from Collegium Polonicum in Słubice revisited the site of the Battle of Kunersdorf in a project lasting since 2009 aimed at identifying the place of a mass grave where the fallen soldiers were buried.