Gold brooch for ID.

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Kenleyboy
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Fantastic find and I can imagine after digging that gem up there was no need to carry on detecting , my legs would have been too wobbly .
That has got to rank as one of the best finds on here .
Well done :thumbsup:
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WOW ! Find of a lifetime.
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Kenleyboy wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 9:46 am Fantastic find and I can imagine after digging that gem up there was no need to carry on detecting , my legs would have been too wobbly .
That has got to rank as one of the best finds on here .
Well done :thumbsup:
Thank you very much,
Your comments are much appreciated. :thumbsup:
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Emily wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 8:55 am That is a great idea. Where would you take it though?? Surely not a regular jewellers as they’d likely tell you an approximation of it’s face current value, but won’t be trained to account for its history, which could effect its value....?? 🤷‍♀️
No, I'd not let a jeweller anywhere near this beauty!
There are a few auction good houses that can value this - and even the TVC 'sometimes' use them for their own valuations.
Examples below - but there are many more. They might give you a ball-park estimate going off the photos, (with lots of caveats), and will possibly charge if you wanted something documented. It could be worth it in the long run if you want to take the reward. You and the land owner can always waiver the reward :thumbsup: :D
https://timelineauctions.com/
https://www.dnw.co.uk/
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DaveP wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 9:33 am The examples Easylife put up are relatively old for market values and this piece, if the same period, is a planet apart in terms of condition.
Yep, the first example 'incomplete with a red stone' was acquired in 2018 for £750.
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Easylife wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 10:35 am
Yep, the first example 'incomplete with a red stone' was acquired in 2018 for £750.
I couldn't find the price on the 2nd one but the gold is said to be 80%. That puts Reiver's piece at £1500 for gold alone.
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Thanks guys for all your interest and help,I think an independent valuation is a very good idea while I still have the brooch.
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Not very often, but every once in a long while, something extra special comes out of the soil. This for me is one of them moments a :Star: :Star: :Star: :Star: :Star: find. Exceptionally well done :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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I know it feels a bit crass talking money but, I'd value this at £4000 - £6000 easy, if indeed early medieval :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
A friend / member of our MD club found a lovely gold and jewelled brooch. It was featured on the BBC2 TV program - secrets of the museum - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nor ... e-51834880
This brooch was a bit special and I know what reward was allocated.

I've looked at this brooch now about 100 times... it's gorgeous. Imagine the status of the person that once wore this... :D
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DaveP wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 9:33 am The examples Easylife put up are relatively old for market values and this piece, if the same period, is a planet apart in terms of condition. But both pieces were acquired by the BM so they'll have records of what they paid. In fact it says the BM stepped in when Worcester museum pulled out of an acquisition.

He has a bit of a chequered history but you could approach Charles Hanson (https://hansonsauctioneers.co.uk/) as they deal with a lot of artefacts and detecting finds. They recently sold the Celtic horse broach. You would probably have to pay for a valuation as they'll guess you won't be able to sell it. Just a thought.
Charles Hanson is a detectorist.
Mentioned that it is something he does, on an episode of Antiques Road Trip, prior to a clip of him detecting.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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WOW!! What an amazing find. I don’t think I’ve seen anything as stunning on this or any other metal detecting forum. You must be over the moon with it. Congratulations! :Party: :Party:
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Sensorman wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 6:42 pm WOW!! What an amazing find. I don’t think I’ve seen anything as stunning on this or any other metal detecting forum. You must be over the moon with it. Congratulations! :Party: :Party:
Over the moon is an understatement,
Thanks for your comments, much appreciated. :thumbsup:
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How lovely to see this come out the ground, very well done Reiver, what a shakey exciting time it must have been, has got a Saxony look, good luck for more lovely stuff soon.
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Not sure how I missed this one, but what an exceptional find...You can only imagine the history behind an item like this and ponder the circumstances around it's loss...
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Thanks guys,
It does get you thinking about its life and circumstances around its loss,
Cheers :thumbsup:
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