Friday 8 April 2016

Metal detected gold coin returned to finder in Finland

The 18th century gold "Ducate" found by renowned metal detectorist Hannu Martikainen in Finland has been returned to him along with a certificate of it having been scientifically evaluated by the National Board of Antiquities.

Gold coin.

The find was assessed as a stray find without clear historical context. The decision is in my opinion a good and solid one and serves to clearify the ongoing discussion here in Finland. One can hope that this will result in more detectorists reporting their detected soins to the authorities in the future.

Gold award.

It´s all about context, not about monetary value.

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