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Roman rings found at County Down beach declared as treasure

Two Roman rings and a silver belt buckle found at a beach in County Down...The three items were discovered by Brian Murray, using a metal detector at Murlough in Dundrum Bay. They have been described as extremely important and rare Roman artefacts in the context of Irish history.

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10 Tips to Using Your Metal Detector Correctly


The long range gold detector Bionic 01 and the undercover metal detector Rover UC, a 3d ground scanner controlled by an Android Smart Phone, have been used by Iranian treasure hunters from Kermanshah to locate a golden miniature rhyton, some oil lamps as well as several ancient coins from the Persian Empire.


The Staffordshire Hoard: from the Portable Antiquities Fickr Page - © Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, used under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. In the Summer of 2009 a man with a metal detector found a large collection of Anglo Saxon objects in a field near Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK. There were 1,500 objects most were gold some silver and many inlaid with gemstones.


Using his metal detector, he found a hoard of more than 1,500 precious Anglo-Saxon military artifacts. The collection is 1,400 years old. Much of it is gold and silver of consummate craftsmanship, with arrays of tiny garnets cut to shape. Some of the items are unique and incomparable, making them nearly impossible to appraise or price. The trove likely belonged to a king