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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Brace up


Rare buckle on show
(Filed: 29/08/2006)

A rare 1,300-year-old Saxon belt buckle unearthed with a metal detector will go on public display for the first time today.
The copper alloy buckle, which dates from AD 600-720, is only the second one of its type to have been found in England.
It was discovered recently on the outskirts of London by Bill Robson, a treasure hunter, who handed it to the Museum of London.
Daily Telegraph

7 Comments:

Blogger gazza27 said...

He's a honest person,deserves a pat on his back?

6:30 PM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Yeah - it must be so tempting just to pocket what you find, either as a souvenir or maybe to make a bit of money from.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Middle Manager said...

I was initially thinking the same thing...although, perhaps he's received more attention by turning it in like this...he may have thought he'd enjoy the publicity.

10:22 PM  
Blogger knarf said...

I've got an old brass "Yes" belt buckle (from the days of the album Fragile, IIRC).

Perhaps some day it will be worth something?

Or not...

7:46 AM  
Blogger gazza27 said...

I was getting worried about you,you've been gon along time?

6:48 PM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Hey, Gazza, they've put a block on blogger websites at work, so I can't read anything or or update anything - the swine!

1:19 AM  
Blogger gazza27 said...

Thats a bit of of a bummer init,have a word!

6:45 PM  

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