Amateur metal detectorists have unearthed Norway’s largest gold treasure this long time, dating back about 1,500 years.
Erlend Bore, a 51-year-old Norwegian man, discovered a stash of gold antiques, including 9 pendants with rare symbols, 3 gold rings, and 10 gold tablets, while exploring Rennesoy, a private island off the coast. off the southwestern coast of Norway, Live Science wrote about September 8. Bore uses a recently purchased metal detector that beeps as it scans the ground. After digging down, he discovered a treasure stash of gold and immediately contacted local authorities.
The gold stash weighed about 3.5 ounces (100 grams), authorities said. They also contacted the museum, where experts determined they existed from around the year 500, during the Migration time frame (also known as the Barbarian Invasion), when no Roman sovereign governed the West. Europe. Considering the location of the Rennesoy treasure and comparing it with similar discoveries, associate professor Hakon Reiersen at the University of Stavanger Archeological Museum believes that the gold treasure might have been concealed for safety or to be offered to the gods. god when required.
“This is the discovery of the hundred years for gold in Norway. Finding so much gold without a moment’s delay is very unusual,” said Ole Madsen, overseer of the Archeological Museum of the University of Stavanger.
Although the pendants seem to be gold coins, they are called “bracteates”, and used as decorations. In many previous discoveries, bracteates often have various patterns. Be that as it may, this time, all 9 bracteates portray the same image.
They each make an eye-catching necklace, according to Reiersen. “This jewelry was made by skilled goldsmiths and was worn by the most influential individuals in society. Finding so many bracteates is extremely rare. We have no findings that can be compared to this discovery since the 19th 100 years,” Riersen added.