Wielding metal detectors, three amateur archaeologists have unearthed a significant find of 75 large silver coins dating back to the turn of the 17th century, along with fragments of a silver belt, near Orenæs, Falster, in southeastern Denmark.
Michael Märcher, a museum inspector and coin expert with the National Museum of Denmark, was impressed by the many coins. In total, they weighed two kilos.
A rare 17th century gold ring found with a metal detector is set to be snapped by Stoke-on-Trent’s biggest museum.
The mourning ring was unearthed underneath some brambles in the Newcastle area in June 2010.
It has been declared treasure and is currently being stored at The British Museum, in London.
But it is understood that The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, in Hanley, is bidding to bring the antique back to North Staffordshire.