Archaeologist & student find Treasure of Viking-born Danish King Harald "Harry" Bluetooth

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  1. Dougmeister

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  3. hchcoin

    hchcoin Member

    I love stories like this
  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

  5. Orfew

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    Wow, great find and great story.
  6. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice story, thanks for the link.
  7. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    kool! thanks for sharing! :)
  8. Wheels

    Wheels Active Member

    nice story and find, I absolutely love Viking stories
  9. Dillan

    Dillan The sky is the limit !

    Great and interesting story, thank you for sharing this with us.
  10. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

  11. alde

    alde Always Learning Supporter

    What a thrill for the finders. It's great that they were allowed to be in on the dig.
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  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I saw this image of the find this morning:
  13. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

    From what I can tell all the coins on the right are from his reign.
  14. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    According to what I read about the find in German media, it includes about 600 coins, partly split, and more than 100 of them can be assigned to king Harald Bluetooth. There are also Anglo-Saxon, Ottoman and Byzantine coins; the oldest piece is a Damascus dirham from 714, the most recent coins are from the Otto/Adelheid period that started in 983.

  15. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

  16. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    Thrill is right, I suppose, especially for the 13 year old boy. :) The finder who was with him is a tile setter and hobby archeologist who cooperates with the Denkmalschutzamt (monument protection/preservation office) and even took classes about how to "dig". In the state of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania (where the island of Rügen is) there are about 150 of those active volunteers.

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  17. Stevearino

    Stevearino Well-Known Member

    Now THAT is something I would shell out bigger bucks for, to heck with the Ship of Gold hoard.

  18. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    Keep in mind that the two finders will not get anything apart from the publicity. In most German states, including this one where the Schaprode hoard was found, a find that cannot be assigned to anybody who lost it, is owned by "the public" - and that is not the finder(s) but the state. In some cases you are entitled to get a certain compensation, in others you are not.


    RAGNAROK Naebody chaws me wi impunity

    A nw full pic (poor quality):
  20. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King Supporter

    Great story and

    connecting to bluetooth.....

    really exciting that

    connecting to bluetooth.....

    someone so young got

    connecting to bluetooth.....

    to be involved.
  21. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    The "Ostsee-Zeitung" news site has a nicely done presentation of some of this year's finds. In German; just keep scrolling down. After a couple of "slides" you get to the "Goldschatz von Hiddensee" - that was found on the neighboring island in 1872-1874 but also has a Bluetooth connection, hehe.

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