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Old 11-26-2021, 07:28 PM
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I used the Amber Room as an example because it's a factual documented case of a "lost" treasure from relatively modern times. Does that make all similar stories factual? Of course not...

From a treasure hunting perspective, would I invest time and money looking for the Amber Room? No, (not because it never existed, because it did) but rather because like you i suspect it was destroyed.

Sadly, Tom is so cynical about all these treasure stories, that he can't answer a simple question which is are there any specific stories/legends he feels could be credible?
The completed amber room panels were originally installed in the Berlin City Palace. In 1716 Peter the Great of Russia was visiting and told King Frederick I's son Frederick William I how much he liked the room. I always speculated that Frederick William I saw this as the perfect opportunity to get rid of something that was difficult and expensive to maintain. So, Frederick gave the room to Peter the Great and that also sealed the deal on the Russian-Prussian alliance against Sweden. Frederick killed two birds with one "room sized" flashy trinket with that deal.

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Old 11-29-2021, 04:07 PM
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Default here is a treasure found , large cache of old Roman coins found

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...yC88kZEaKOwGFE

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Dave, you've got this under the caption "civil war" and "FBI". Wrong category, eh ?
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Dave, you've got this under the caption "civil war" and "FBI". Wrong category, eh ?
I actually started a thread for it under the correct section but wanted to be sure you saw that there are some real treasures out there waiting to be found , and much older than civil war . Here is a link to that post .https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=293408

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I actually started a thread for it under the correct section but wanted to be sure you saw that there are some real treasures out there waiting to be found , and much older than civil war . Here is a link to that post .https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=293408
Ok, sure. And past-tense true-treasures do not validate all proposed future legends.
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A member of our Club found a hoard of about 250 assorted Silver Roman coins on a club dig about 18 months ago....it's still being processed by the British Museum at the moment...
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A member of our Club found a hoard of about 250 assorted Silver Roman coins on a club dig about 18 months ago....it's still being processed by the British Museum at the moment...
Would love to find something that old here ,so much history over there it is hard for us to imagine.

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A member of our Club found a hoard of about 250 assorted Silver Roman coins on a club dig about 18 months ago....it's still being processed by the British Museum at the moment...
Was this find any where near you ? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...years-ago.html

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Was this find any where near you ? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...years-ago.html
That was South Wales, but I am in North Wales, and the hoard I was on about was just over the border in England near a small town called Oswestry. I am not actually sure if it's been in the media yet, as it's still going through the recording process.

The club had got permission to detect on fields a few hundred yards from an Iron Age Hill fort, so we are wondering if there is any connection between the hoard being buried and its location...one speculation is that a unit of Roman soldiers may have buried the hoard for safe keeping before approaching the locals at the fort.

http://oldoswestryhillfort.co.uk/wp-...fort-small.jpg

Another fairly famous (in UK terms!) item found only a couple of miles from me was the Mold Cape a stunning gold ceremonial item found by accident in Victorian times in a pile of stones that turned out to be a Bronze Age burial tomb..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mold_cape
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Originally Posted by Pete e View post
That was South Wales, but I am in North Wales, and the hoard I was on about was just over the border in England near a small town called Oswestry. I am not actually sure if it's been in the media yet, as it's still going through the recording process.

The club had got permission to detect on fields a few hundred yards from an Iron Age Hill fort, so we are wondering if there is any connection between the hoard being buried and its location...one speculation is that a unit of Roman soldiers may have buried the hoard for safe keeping before approaching the locals at the fort.

http://oldoswestryhillfort.co.uk/wp-...fort-small.jpg

Another fairly famous (in UK terms!) item found only a couple of miles from me was the Mold Cape a stunning gold ceremonial item found by accident in Victorian times in a pile of stones that turned out to be a Bronze Age burial tomb..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mold_cape
Nice picture of the fort area .

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