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Treasure hunter returns to the spot where he found gold coins 28 years ago, and discovers medieval gold ring
The saying goes that lighting never strikes twice, and the same could be said for finding treasure. But that's exactly what happened for George McKean who struck gold in the same spot where he found a hoard of coins 28 years ago. He and his brother-in-law first found 41 gold coins and a ring on the Duke of Westminster's estate in Huntington, Staffordshire in 1986. This time he unearthed a medieval gold ring with an engraving of St Christopher - the patron saint of travel - and a sliver coin which has been dated to the 1420s when King Henry VI was on the throne.

30,000 Roman coins found near Roman Baths in Bath
More than 30,000 Roman coins were found by archaeologists working in Bath in 2007, it has been made public. The silver coins date from 270AD and have been described as the fifth largest UK hoard ever found. The size of the find is not as large as the Frome Hoard in April 2010 when more than 53,500 coins were discovered by metal detectorist Dave Crisp near Frome in Somerset.

Treasure hunter Greg Brooks claims to have found WWII wreck containing platinum worth $3 billion
A treasure hunter claims to have located the wreck of a bombed British merchant ship containing platinum bars worth $3billion. If the theory is right, the ship, which was torpedoed by a German U-Boat in 1942 in the Second World War, could be one of the richest sunken treasure troves ever discovered. Greg Brooks, of Sub Sea Research in Gorham, Maine, announced the wreck, sitting in 700 feet of water 50 miles off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is that of the S.S. Port Nicholson.

Treasure hunter John Bradbury finds Tudor ring
A metal detecting enthusiastic has struck gold after stumbling across a ring that is centuries old. John Bradbury was out metal detecting with friends in North Yorkshire when he discovered the ring which he dates back over 500 years to the Tudor era. The posey ring, which could be worth 6,000, is engraved with the words "Constant I Will Until I Die" on the inside. He says he knew it was Tudor because of the font of the engraving and lack of a hallmark, which were introduced on a wider scale in the 17th Century.

Treasure hunter Darren Webster digs up 200-piece haul of Viking jewellery and coins
A metal detecting enthusiast made 'the find of a lifetime' when he discovered a Viking treasure hoard including 200 pieces of silver jewellery. Darren Webster dug up a 1,000-year-old casket that also held coins, silver and ingots while scouring at an undisclosed location on the border between Cumbria and North Lancashire. "I got a good signal on my detector so I dug about 18 inches and then I saw a lead pot. It was slightly open. I could see all the coins and jewellery inside. It was a great feeling."

Man discovers a tudor wedding ring worth 10,000 using metal detector
A GOLD wedding ring thought to date from the Tudor period has been found by a metal detecting enthusiast. John Bradbury made the discovery of the woman`s medieval wedding band, complete with unreadable inscription, when he travelled to Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire.

Viking silver coin hoard found in Furness, England, declared treasure
A Viking hoard of silver coins and artefacts uncovered in the Cumbrian countryside has been formally declared treasure. A metal detectorist discovered the 92 silver coins and artefacts at an undisclosed site in Furness. South and East Cumbria Coroner Ian Smith ruled the collection is treasure. The collection, which also includes ingots and a silver bracelet, was valued at tens of thousands of pounds.

Britain: An amateur treasure-seeker's paradise - Government and museums approve detection by general public
Britain is filled with buried treasures and the masses have been bitten by the bug for digging it up - with the approval of the government and leading museums. Figures released by the British Museum showed a jump in the number of antiquities and historic objects classed as treasure being found by ordinary citizens with a passion for history. In 2010, over 90,000 archaeological objects were reported to museums across the country - a 36% rise on 2009 - through what is known as the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS).