Insane Treasures Discovered Around The World
The biggest insane treasure discoveries found from around the world! Giant chunks of gold to a golden boot you won't believe.
13 Gruville Hoard
12 The Bactrian Gold
11 Derrynaflan Hoard
10 the panagyurishte treasure
9 Boot of Cortez
7.The Sroda Treasure
Belonging to the 14th Century, The Sroda Treasure consisted of 3,000 silver coins, a gold crown, three decorated rings, two gold pendants and several gold coins (money). In June 1985, construction workers who were working at a demolished telephone exchange building in the town of Sroda in Poland found thousands of gold and silver coin. Initially, no archeological study was done in the area. Later, in 1988, when more artifacts were discovered, archeologists began to work on the site and the then government planned on retrieving any missing items. King Charles IV of the House of Luxembourg was the rightful owner of this treasure. It can be viewed at the Regional Museum in Sroda Slaska where it is displayed publicly. What about metal detecting?
6.The Cuerdale Hoard
Considered as one of the largest silver hoards that belonged to the Vikings, Cuerdale Hoard included over 8600 items. In May 1840, these items were found at the bank of River Rubble located in Lancashire, England. At that time, construction workers who were repairing the river embankment came across this treasure. It was enclosed in a lead box and during excavation each worker was able to secure a coin for themselves. The Cuerdale Hoard contained silver coins, jewelry, hacksilver and ingots. Today, most of it is preserved in the British Museum in London and a smaller part of this hoard is displayed at Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
5.Black Swan Project
Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. is a Florida treasure hunting company that found and excavated around US$500 million worth of coins from ocean floor in 2007. The details of this project, named “Black Swan Project”, were initially kept confidential. It was one of the most controversial discoveries made in the recent decade. As soon as the hoard was discovered it was shipped to US by Odyssey and the shipment alone costed the firm around $2.6 million. While the story was unravelling, Spanish Government stepped in with its claim that the artifacts belonged to Spain and were transported on Spanish frigate Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes in 1804. This led to a lawsuit against Odyssey which lost the case and had to pay $1 million to the Spanish Government.
In the Ringlemere Barrow in the English county of Kent, Mr. Cliff Bradshaw made a wonderful discovery using his metal detector back in November 2001. He found a Bronze Age vessel which later became known as Ringlemere Gold Cup. A single piece of gold was hammered in order to create the structure of the cup in 1700-1500BC. Although the cup got damaged during excavation, it was still able to retain its height of 14cms. According to Archeologists, the Ringlemere cup was not placed with a body rather it was an object of religious offering. Similar shaped cups were also found from different parts of Britain.
3.Hand of Faith
The world’s largest gold nugget aka Hand of Faith was discovered in September 1980 by metal detectorist named Kevin Hillier. It weighed around 27kgs and was found in a standing position only 12 inches under the surface in Victoria, Australia. Kevin sold this unique nugget to a famous casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He sold it for around US$1 million. The hand of faith is currently as display at the hotel of this casino. The nugget is protected by glass and is constantly monitored by security cameras. It is also known to be the second largest golden nugget that is discovered in Australia. do you wanna know about hoarders?
2.The Hoxne Hoard
In November 1992, Eric Lawes used his metal detector in order to find the largest hoard that consisted of thousands of silver and gold coins from the Roman Empire. It was located near the village of Hoxne in the Suffolk County Council, England. The value of this expensive hoard was initially calculated in 1993 by the Treasure Trove Reviewing Committee. According to this committee, the Hoxne Hoard was worth £1.75 million. In addition to gold and silver coins, the hoard included silver spoons, pepper pots, silver locks, jewelry items and around 25 bronze coins. This marvelous and amazing discovery can be viewed at the British Museum in London where it is permanently displayed since 1994.
1.Caesarea Sunken Treasure
In 2016, two divers from Ra’anana, who were diving off Caesarea coast in Israel, discovered the biggest ancient Roman treasure. As per Israel Antiquities Authority, the treasure was placed in a large sunken merchant ship. The metal anchors from the boat pointed out that the captain tried to stop the ship from getting caught in the storm. The site was further excavated by IAA divers. The treasure included bronze statues, oil lamps and gold coins that date back to 11th century CE...