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Gold coil shaped bracelets found in County Donegal, Ireland

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Norman Witherow is a farmer in County Donegal, Ireland.  He made an astonishing discovery of four coil-shaped solid gold bracelets and they are believed to date back to the Bronze Age (2500-500 BC) or even older according to National Museum of Ireland.
The items were buried two feet deep, hidden under a rock, which protected them and was covered with clay.
Their likely use was that of jewelry, but could also have been some form of currency.  Research is currently in progress to uncover more information about them and so far there are no items exactly the same as these found.
It is expected that this golden treasure will be on display at the National Museum of Ireland soon.

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Beachcomber discovers mysterious hoard of more than 100 foreign coins

Discovered: More than hundred foreign coins from various countries.

Robert Hodsdon from Galveston regularly metal detects on the local beach and usually makes the typical finds like a few bottle caps, some coins and the odd jewellery.
One day he made a mysterious discovery of more than 100 various foreign coins buried under the sand.
He says that while swinging his metal detector it made several beeps and he was sure it was just a coin spill which got lost.
Clyde Longworth was searching for items on the beach with Hodsdon when he noticed he was still on the same spot for more than an hour, pulling handfuls of coins, which is very unusual.
The find was made on the front of the eastern sea well where they have searched many times without uncovering foreign coins.
It soon became evident that the discovery was not a coincidence. The coins originated from Australia, India, Fiji,  and several European countries.

Galveston beach, where the coins were discovered.  Photo credit:  Ellen Yeates

He believed the coins were stolen and planned on returning them to their owner.  Following an Internet search it was found that days prior, Peter Grasso, member of the Galveston Facebook group, made a post alerting the public that that his property had been burgled. Among the stolen items was a TV, gun and collection of foreign coins.
After making a connection, he arranged a meeting and Grasso identified the coins as his.
Hodsdon usually keeps items found on the beach, but says that he is happy that he could reunite the coins with it's owner.
The reason why the burglar discarded them on the beach is uncertain. The other items stolen from the property has not been recovered.

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