You have to love this question. It goes along with “what is the most valuable thing you’ve found“. They are only often asked together and not totally unexpected. You would also think that the answer to both questions would be the same, but I would beg to differ. In fact I think there should actually be four totally different questions. I would prefer….
- What is the BEST thing you’ve ever found?
- What is the MOST VALUABLE thing you’ve ever found?
- What is the OLDEST thing you’ve ever found?
- What is the MOST MEMORABLE thing you’ve ever found?
I throw these four questions out there, and would love to hear your answers. I will share mine in a follow-up post, and in case you are wondering, the most valuable US coin ever found with a metal detector was sold in November of 2012 for $430,000.
FACTS OR ASSUMPTIONS
I found this article on Facebook and then Googled the topic to see if I could gather more information. I could only find more of the same. In fact a lot more of the same. Apparently someone wanted to make sure the information got disseminated….
While it may well be true that detectorists were responsible for this damage, my question is WHO made this determination, and how can they know that “hundreds” of artifacts were taken? Trust me I don’t condone this type of illegal trespassing and damage, but could we at least wait and see how all this shakes out? Call me a “doubting Thomas” but I am just a little suspicious of how the original AP article is worded, and how it gained so much traction. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen this type of thing so many times in the past.
And the comment “Whatever they got will probably end up in a shoebox in their basement” . I have a feeling they know all about this sort of thing….you think?
(Last minute update! No sooner put up this post and “five” visits from Poland…look for Warsaw Wally to have a field day with this one. Another “negative” for his files. And he wonders why the British Museum has labeled him a troll…..)
AS FOR THE DETECTING HERE….