Underground metal detector finds out one of the world's top ten treasures
There is a small village called hawkson in Suffolk, England. All the people in the village depend on farming for a living. Their life is quiet and plain. But on November 16, 1992, this serenity was broken. The most important day in hawkson's history came when the village became famous around the world for the discovery of a treasure.
Eric law is an ordinary farmer in hokson. In November 1992, he planned to refit his house, for which his good friends and neighbors came to help. On November 15, the renovation of the house was finished, but a friend told Routh that his hammer was missing. Rouse never wanted to take advantage of others, so he spent the whole day in the yard looking for nothing. He suspected that the hammer might have been buried underground, so in the morning of the 16th, he bought a metal detector and continued to search in the yard.
At noon, the underground metal detector suddenly sounded an alarm. Rouse thought he found the hammer, and began to dig in the yard. When he could dig to a depth of 50cm, he had nothing. Rauth did not plan to give up. As the pit got deeper and deeper, the sound of the underground metal detector became louder and louder. When it was almost 1.5m deep, a silver coin suddenly jumped out. On closer inspection, this is a Roman silver coin. Although the metal has changed greatly, the relief of the head of the Roman emperor can be seen clearly. Rouse continued to dig, and the next scene he would never forget was a pile of ancient Roman silver coins in front of him, with many glittering gold coins in the middle, and occasionally silver spoons and small works of art. He dug up an underground treasure.
Rouse immediately stopped digging and reported the findings to the Suffolk County antiquities board. Members of the cultural relics management committee arrived at louse's house as soon as possible. After a day's excavation by professionals, all the treasures are back in the sky. Among them, there are 14191 silver coins, 565 gold coins, 24 copper coins, some handicrafts, jewelry and gold pieces.
All gold coins are 97 coins (a special name for ancient Roman gold coins) with a purity of more than 99%, which were struck between 394 and 405 A.D. All the gold coins come from 13 different mints, which have less than 50 years' circulation time from leaving the factory to being buried in the ground, so they are well preserved. In the general cultural relics market, this kind of gold coin is very rare, even if there is one, the price is too high. However, 565 such gold coins were discovered at one time, which is still times in history.
In addition to Roman coins, there are more than 79 silver spoons, more than 20 silver candlesticks, some silver statues and 29 fine jewelry made of pure gold.
The gems embedded in these jewelry have been pried off before they are buried. Maybe the owner of the treasure thinks the gems are valuable and easy to carry. In addition, there are stunning 250 kg of pure gold in the treasure.
On the third day after its discovery, hawkson's treasure was transported to the National Museum of England. Under the professional eyes of many * * archaeologists, it is still brilliant. According to archaeological experts, this is the most concentrated discovery of ancient Roman coins in history, and also the most important cultural relic discovery in the history of England. The owner of the treasure buried them in the ground in an emergency, hoping to retrieve them later, around 440 A.D. I don't know why. Maybe the owner died accidentally. Maybe he can't find the exact location of the buried treasure. The hawkson treasure has been buried till now. Archaeologists analyze that the owner of the treasure must have a prominent position during his lifetime, and may encounter sudden changes. But up to now, his identity is still a mystery.
Now hawkson's treasure is in the National Museum of England, which paid £ 1.25 million to the discoverer, rouse. Although the value of the money and the treasure can't be compared at all, Routh is very satisfied. He says that even if there is no money, he won't regret it. The discovery of the treasure also brought unexpected wealth to the small village. Many people rushed into the village to search for the treasure. The underground metal detector became the best-selling commodity