The silver hoard was just a decoy...

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/scie ... 54434.html

Did you know the Galloway Hoard was in two parts? And that the silver layer was just a decoy to protect the gold layer underneath?
I didn’t!

Worth remembering :geek:
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Sneaky! I'll keep this in mind for when I next find a silver hoard. :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 11:35 am https://www.independent.co.uk/news/scie ... 54434.html

Did you know the Galloway Hoard was in two parts? And that the silver layer was just a decoy to protect the gold layer underneath?
I didn’t!

Worth remembering :geek:
This was being done long before the Vikings, check out the Snettisham treasure :thumbsup:

An extract from an Archi mag,

"The big surprise was that three of the pits were double pits with two compartments one on top of the other. It seemed almost as if this was an anti-treasure hunter device designed so that a looter who found the upper pit would not think of digging down for the lower pit underneath. The objects were placed in a very definite order, for in each case the most precious torque was at the top of the lower installment."
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alloverover wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 5:08 pm This was being done long before the Vikings, check out the Snittisham treasure :thumbsup:

An extract from an Archi mag,

"The big surprise was that three of the pits were double pits with two compartments one on top of the other. It seemed almost as if this was an anti-treasure hunter device designed so that a looter who found the upper pit would not think of digging down for the lower pit underneath. The objects were placed in a very definite order, for in each case the most precious torque was at the top of the lower installment."
Just read up on that hoard - or should I say hoards! Very interesting field. That’s one very happy landowner I suspect :Party:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 5:31 pm Just read up on that hoard - or should I say hoards! Very interesting field. That’s one very happy landowner I suspect :Party:
There were quite a few very happy people over the years Cath :thumbsup:
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Interesting link, Cath.
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