OMG! Buried Treasure!

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  1. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    That's amazing. It makes you wonder what happened to the original owners so that they'd abandon that much gold in the middle of a field. Perhaps they buried it to keep it from being looted in an attack but didn't survive it?

    Edit: Either that or this is junk left over from a Renaissance Faire.
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    You mean people walking around with those metal detectors are not just nuts? :confused:
     
  3. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I was under the impression that metal detectors couldnt detect precious metals. Is that just the cheap ones like the one I used as a kid, or am I just wrong?
     
  4. anjinha macrumors 604

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    That's what I was thinking. :p
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I would have melted it all down and sold it! Now the government will just keep it and give the finder nothing close to the millions it's worth!

    All those years spent on finding treasure, and when he finds it, he's probably only allowed to see it once!
     
  6. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I thought the rule was in the U.K. was that you'd get a percentage of the value of the items you find. That's the only way people would likely turn in treasure like this.

    Besides, the melt value of this find wouldn't be nearly as much as the archeological value of the material. It would literally be horrible to melt these artifacts down. I imagine with all the people scouring the countryside for treasure that precious artifacts have been melted many, many times just for a nominal gold or silver value.
     
  7. OllyW Moderator

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    It probably wasn't a field 1400 years ago. The area where it was found was largely covered by the great Forest of Arden in Anglo-Saxon times.

    It will be valued by the British Museum and the chap who found it and the landowner will share the proceeds.
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    OR there is no buried treasures in your area.


    In most countries the government would have to pay fair market value for the find if the government want to keep it.

    Remind me not to let you touch any of my stuff. =p
     
  9. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    You cant just value everything in $ signs.
     
  10. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    My parents lied to me. :( They just wanted me out of the house so they could....oh god....OH GODDD! :p
     
  11. ddiogyn macrumors member

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    Yep, according to R4 a market value would be determined but only up to 50% of that will be paid out.

    Who knows how much this hoard would otherwise actually achieve in an open auction...
     
  12. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Bow chicka bow wow?

    I think your parents still win even if you don't find any buried treasures.
     
  13. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Until I buy new parents with mah gold. ¬.¬
     
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