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Discovery of young treasure hunter

A young treasure hunter, David Hall from Livingston (Scotland), in 2014, at the age of 14, discovered a Roman treasure in Fife.

The find was Roman silver, which Roman soldiers probably used to bribe the Picts. The discovered objects – silver fragments that were supposed to be melted down into ingots – date back to the late 3rd century CE and are the earliest find of this type outside the Roman Empire.

Employees of the National Museum of Scotland undertook to put together these ancient “jigsaw puzzles” and combine the cut fragments into a whole. Most often, silver pieces made dishes.

The young explorer said that he discovered the find by chance while searching three fields with 103 other treasure hunters. What’s more, he made the discovery a few months after he received the first metal detector.

Discovery of young treasure hunter