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The Middleham Jewel was found in the grounds of the castle in 1985 by a man who was using a metal detector in the area. The Middleham Jewel is a mid-15th century gold pendant with a 10 ct. blue sapphire stone. One side of the diamond shaped pendant is engraved with a representation of the Trinity and the other with a Latin inscription indicating that the pendant is a charm against epilepsy.


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.

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Cissbury Fort 'damaged by metal detectors'

A 5,000-year-old hill fort is being irreversibly damaged by the "illicit use of metal detectors", police say.

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Viking treasure haul unearthed in Scotland

The recent Viking haul in Scotland includes possibly the largest silver Carolingian pot ever discovered, with its lid still in place. The pot is likely to have been around 100 years old when the hoard was buried in the mid 9th or 10th Centuries.


Treasure hunter finds medieval diamond ring

Treasure hunter finds medieval diamond ring A medieval gold ring with a rare black diamond set inside it was found by a tresure hunter using a metal detector in a muddy field.


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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.