Iron Age gold stash found by detectorist in Denmark

October 04, 2021 1 min read

Iron Age gold stash found by detectorist in Denmark

By Jeff Starck , Coin World, Published: Oct 4, 2021, 8 AM

One of the largest, richest and most beautiful gold treasures in Danish history so far was recently unearthed in a small town in Denmark.

The enormous find of almost 1 kilogram of gold, including some huge medallions the size of saucers, is finally again seeing the light of day after 1,500 years in the Danish soil. The hoard was discovered in Vindelev, near Jelling, in the central western region of the country, north of Germany and west of Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen.

Ole Ginnerup Schytz had just acquired a metal detector and had been given permission to walk on land belonging to his old classmate. After a few hours, he found the hoard.

The site was subsequently excavated by archaeologists from Vejlemuseerne, in collaboration with experts from the National Museum and with funding from the Agency for Culture and Palaces.

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