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Exceptionally rare gold coin worth 100k found in pristine condition

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A metal detector enthusiast made the discovery of a lifetime while searching on a freshly ploughed farm field near a historical Roman road in Dover, Kent.  As the 30-year-old detectorist removed the dirt from the shiny find, his initial reaction was that it must be a fake, as it was in absolute pristine condition.
Following authentication by the British Museum, it was confirmed that he found an exceptionally rare 24 carat Aureus coin, embellished with the face of Emperor Allectus who reigned during 293 AD, which dates it back to almost 2000 years ago.

The finder said 'At first I was quite skeptical of its authenticity because it was so shiny but when I realized what it could be potentially I just completely freaked out by it.'

The coin is approximately the size of a modern one penny and weighs 4.31 grams.  Displayed on one side is the head of Allectus and on the other, that of two captives kneeling at the feet of Apollo.

The only other known specimen of this coin in in the wo…

Boy finds World War II plane and pilot in Denmark.

Daniel with the WWII plane parts discovered on their field

14-year-old Daniel Rom Kristiansen from Birkelse, Denmark's father shared a memory of a story his grandfather told him about his family making Christmas cookies in December 1944 when a World War II plane crashed on their farmland.


Daniel with his father who assisted the search

Daniel's father still works on the land his father owned and even though he has been spending a significant time thoroughly working the fields, never in 40 years, neither his relatives who have worked on the land for decades seen any evidence to suspect a plane was still on the property. It was believed that the wreckage had been removed years before.

Daniel decided he wanted to use his metal detector to search the field anyway, accompanied by his father.  As he was scanning the field, a signal sounded and they uncovered some metal fragments, but realized they will need to dig much deeper and borrowed an excavator from a neighbor. 


A part of the plane

Digging a few meters down, there were hundreds of metal pieces, which initially did not represent a plane, more digging revealed the motor of an engine from a Bf 109 Messerschmitt plane, Luftwaffe munitions, then the skeleton of the pilot with parts of his clothes, a wallet with money and a small Bible.


Some of the pilot's possessions

Following their report to the authorities about the find, the North Jutland Police closed the crash site for investigation and a bomb disposal team was dispatched, as there was ammunition found as well. The plane parts and pilot's possessions are at the Historical Museum of Northen Jutland.


Similar plane to the one found

Mr.Torben Sarauw, the curator at the museum, believes the pilot came from a city nearby named Aalborg where there was a training base for German pilots, as there were some food stamps found for the canteen of that base. Forensic experts are working to recover the remains of the deceased pilot.  Following definite identification, his relatives will be notified and he will likely be buried in Germany.


Parts of the plane

The bomb squad working on removing dangerous items

 
                       

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