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Danish teenager makes rare Viking-era find with metal detector

Published May 16, 2013

Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Danish museum officials say that an archaeological dig last year has revealed 365 items from the Viking era, including 60 rare coins.

Danish National Museum spokesman Jens Christian Moesgaard says the coins have a distinctive cross motif attributed to Norse King Harald Bluetooth, who is believed to have brought Christianity to Norway and Denmark.

Sixteen-year-old Michael Stokbro Larsen found the coins and other items with a metal detector in a field in northern Denmark.

Stokbro Larsen, who often explores with his detector, said he is often laughed at because friends find him "a bit nerdy."

Moesgaard said Thursday that it was the first time since 1939 that so many Viking-era coins have been found, calling them "another important piece in the puzzle" of history.

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Fantastic finds,wonder if the Danes utilize the treasure vs trove process to take your finds like England does???John

This is what I found on metal Detecting in Denmark..




There are a number of historical and archaeological sites where it is totally

forbidden to use a metal detector.

On public land it is the local community that decides whether metal detectors may be used. It is estimated that approximately 50% of the public land is closed to metal detecting.

On public woodland the forest superv isor decides whether or not a metal detector may be used. In most cases permission is not granted.

There is hardly any problem on public beaches as to forbid metal detecting would discriminate against a class of people and, therefore, a child would not be able to use a bucket and spade etc.

Apart from seeking permission of the landowner, no restrictions on private land."

I know that doesn't really answer your question, but I'm still looking into this, to be continued....

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Thanx much AuS,effort much appreciated. Sounds a mite convaluted but sure beats whats yours is ours of england. More like our USA now-ain't seen nuttn'-ain't found nuttn'-don't know nuttn' style-thanx again-John

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