Paul Horner passed along this story of a coin find in the Netherlands. Thanks.
A treasure trove of medieval artifacts lay buried beneath the ground in a small city in the Netherlands for centuries.
Then a man equipped with a metal detector and a sense of curiosity discovered it.
Historian Lorenzo Ruijter, 27, unearthed a cache of 1,000-year-old gold pendants and silver coins in the Dutch city of Hoogwoud in 2021, according to Reuters.
The treasure consisted of four crescent-shaped pendants, which were likely worn as earrings, two segments of gold leaf and 39 silver coins, according to a March 9 news release from the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities.
The trove was likely buried around 1248 A.D., according to the museum. This period during the High Middle Ages in the Netherlands was characterized by frequent violence.
Gold jewelry from this era is rare, according to the museum, making the find an important discovery.
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Rare treasure buried during medieval wars unearthed by historian with metal detector
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