US News Detectorists find Danish king Harald Bluetooth’s treasure on Baltic island

19:40  16 april  2018
19:40  16 april  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

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Museum curator: A treasure like this is found once every 10-15 years. It’ s very rare to have found so many Harald Bluetooth coins (photo: Museum Vestsjælland). A Danish amateur archaeologist has made a stunning find on the island of Omø just off the coast of southern Zealand.

Coins discovered on the Danish island of Omø – Photo: Tobias Bondesson / Museum Local authorities were called in, and on October 24-25 Poulsen returned to the site with three more metal detectorists to make a thorough search. A coin from King Harald Bluetooth , about 975 to 980″.

Medieval jewellery and coins found near Schaprode on the northern German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea (dpa/AP) © Provided by The Press Association Medieval jewellery and coins found near Schaprode on the northern German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea (dpa/AP) Hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets linked to the era of Danish king Harald Gormsson have been found on the eastern German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea.

A single silver coin was first found in January by two amateur archaeologists, one of them a 13-year-old boy, in a field near the village of Schaprode.

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Harald " Bluetooth " Gormsson (Old Norse: Haraldr Gormsson, Danish : Harald Blåtand Gormsen, died c. 985/86) was a king of Denmark and Norway. He was the son of King Gorm the Old and of Thyra Dannebod. His father had been the first ruler of the Danish kingdom and founder of the Jelling Dynasty.

Harald " Bluetooth " Gormsson (Old Norse: Haraldr Gormsson,[2] Danish : Harald Blåtand Gormsen, died c. 985/86) was a king of Denmark and Norway. The Hiddensee treasure , a large trove of gold objects, was found in 1873 on the German island of Hiddensee in the Baltic Sea.

“It’s the biggest trove of such coins in the south-eastern Baltic region,” a statement said.

An archaeologist holds Denmark's first independent type of coin after its excavation in Schaprode, northern Germany on April 13, 2018. © Getty An archaeologist holds Denmark's first independent type of coin after its excavation in Schaprode, northern Germany on April 13, 2018. The office said the two amateur archaeologists were asked to keep quiet about their discovery to give professionals time to plan the dig. They were then invited to participate in the recovery.

“This was the (biggest) discovery of my life,” hobby archaeologist Rene Schoen told the German news agency dpa.

Mr Schoen said he and 13-year-old Luca Malaschnitschenko were using metal detectors on the field near Schaprode when Luca found a little piece that he initially thought was only aluminium waste. But when they cleaned it, they understood it was more precious.

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A Viking Age treasure consisting of 152 silver Arab and Persian coins was found on the island of Sixteen year old amateur metal detectorist Michael Stockbro Larsen found a Viking hoard Very interesting are small and thin coins from the age of Harald Bluetooth weighing only about 0.2 grams

Harald Bluetooth ' s wiki: Harald " Bluetooth " Gormsson (Old Norse: Haraldr Gormsson, Danish : Harald Blåtand Gormsen, died c. 985/86) was a king of Denmark and The Hiddensee treasure , a large trove of gold objects, was found in 1873 on the German island of Hiddensee in the Baltic Sea.

Parts of the silver treasure are pictured on a table in Schaprode, northern Germany on April 13, 2018. © Getty Parts of the silver treasure are pictured on a table in Schaprode, northern Germany on April 13, 2018. Archaeologists said about 100 of the silver coins are probably from the reign of Harald Gormsson, better known as Harald Bluetooth, who lived in the 10th century and introduced Christianity to Denmark.

He was one of the last Viking kings of what is now Denmark, northern Germany, southern Sweden and parts of Norway.

His nickname came from the fact he had a dead tooth that looked bluish, although the term is of course best known for the wireless Bluetooth technology invented by Swedish telecom company Ericsson.

Saxon, Ottonian, Danish and Byzantine coins are pictured on a table in Schaprode, northern Germany on April 13, 2018 © Getty Saxon, Ottonian, Danish and Byzantine coins are pictured on a table in Schaprode, northern Germany on April 13, 2018 The company named the technology, developed to wirelessly unite computers with cellular devices, after the king for his ability to unite ancient Scandinavia.

The technology logo carries the runic letters for his initials, HB.

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