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.
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.
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.