Netherlands Medieval Gold: Dutch historian has found a 1,000-year-old medieval gold treasure. This gold treasure included four golden ear pendants, two strips of gold leaf and 39 silver coins. This information was given by the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Ougheden) on Thursday (March 9).
27-year-old Lorenzo Ruijter told Reuters that he used to search for treasure since he was only 10 years old. In the year 2021, he discovered a treasure trove of gold in Hoogwood, a small town in the Netherlands, using a metal detector.
It is very special to discover valuable things
While giving information to the media, Ruijter said that it was a very special thing for me to discover such a precious thing. I really can’t tell about it. I never expected to find anything like this before. It was difficult for me to keep this thing hidden for two years. At the same time, the experts of the National Museum of Antiquities needed time to clean, examine and date the treasure items. During this time they found that the youngest coin could be around 1250, from which they came to know that the treasure was buried then.
Jewellery is very rare
The museum informed that the jewelry found by us must have been more than 1000 years ago and 200 years old. It must have been an expensive piece of jewelry already. Giving further information, the museum said that gold jewelery from the High Middle Ages is very rare for the Netherlands. Although it will remain a mystery why exactly the treasure was buried,
The museum reported that in the middle of the 13th century a war broke out between the Dutch territories of West Friesland and Holland, in which Hoogwood was a centre. Lorenzo said that at that time some powerful person may have buried valuables in the ground for safekeeping.
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