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A lovely little Medieval treasure (The History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from The History Blog:

Last June 11th, metal detector enthusiast Stan Cooper was exploring a spot by a stream in a farmer’s field near Sandbach, Cheshire when his machine signaled. He dug four or five inches down and discovered a small object that was so encrusted with dirt he couldn’t identify exactly what it was, but it seemed to him it was made of a precious metal. After ten minutes in an ultrasonic cleaner, the artifact revealed itself to be a small, exquisitely detailed gold brooch.

Medieval brooch next to pound coinCooper has been metal detecting for 20 years, but he’s never found anything like this. It’s an ...

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