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Saxon gold hoard

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PaulStat, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. PaulStat

    Soldato

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    Location: Cotham, Bristol

    This is quite interesting

    I had always thought that finds like this were counted as treasure and immediately belonged to the royal family, so whoever found it wouldn't see a cent. But this quote suggests otherwise

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/staffordshire/8272058.stm
     
  2. Lysander

    Capodecina

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    Location: Flatland

    [​IMG]

    Sorry, couldn't help it.
     
  3. bledd

    Don

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    Location: Parts Unknown

    omg, SEND IT IN THE POST FOR CA$H
     
  4. markweatherill

    Mobster

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    Location: Bucks

    'It has been declared treasure by South Staffordshire coroner Andrew Haigh, meaning it belongs to the Crown. '

    so I think South Staffordshire Coroner > BBC correspondent.
     
  5. GravyMonster

    Capodecina

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    Location: The land of milk & beans

    Good loot.
     
  6. PaulStat

    Soldato

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    Location: Cotham, Bristol

    I think the way I understand it is that the Queen now "owns" it but will buy it off of the land owner and the guy who found it
     
  7. krooton

    Caporegime

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    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    Not enough for an epic mount though
     
  8. taB

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Apr 2009

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    lolling

    Apparently it's a pretty good find as it's all war loot and spoils. None of this fancy jewelry rubbish.
     
  9. Sonea Fifer

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Dec 2006

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    Location: On the forest moon Endor

    Lol - that was my first thought too. Apparently it's worth quite a bit, according to Sky news the finder and the landowner get 50% each which isn't too bad. :cool:
     
  10. Andy90

    Wise Guy

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  11. The Halk

    Capodecina

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    Location: Hamilton

    With gold at the price it is now, it might actually be worthwhile to do that :p
     
  12. Madkjb

    Gangster

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    Location: Kent

    \m/
     
  13. bobuk

    Gangster

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    **** it.s been nicked
     
  14. dowie

    Caporegime

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    no the crown now owns it (i.e. the state) - though the guy who found it and the landowner get some cash
     
  15. bobuk

    Gangster

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    Posts: 441

    here,s a tenner m8