Man Finds Unique Treasure Hoard in Scotland with Metal Detector
An amateur metal detectorist has unearthed a trove of Bronze Age artifacts in a Scottish field. Experts are calling it “nationally significant” find.
The objects date back to 1,000-900 BC and include a full horse harness and sword. It was all found near Peebles Scotland by Mariusz Stepien while with friends.
After getting strong signals from a bronze object buried about a foot and one-half underground Stepien reported his find.
Archeologists worked on the field for 22 days. They found a sword still in its scabbard, buckles, rings, decorated straps, chariot wheel axle caps among other objects.
Stepien and friends camped out with the archeologists for the whole 22-day dig wanting to see the excavation through.
Stepien’s find is only the second of its kind found in Scotland according to Scotland’s Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.
The most unique thing was the way the soil preserved the organic material which has never before been seen in Brittan