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Author Topic: 'Priceless' trove of 2,000 gold coins  (Read 3918 times)
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« on: February 17, 2015, 09:17:37 PM »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2957563/Priceless-trove-2-000-gold-coins-used-10th-Century-Caliphate-ruled-Middle-East-coast-Israel.html


BUT the finder won't get a penny Shocked
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2015, 10:16:43 PM »

No finders fee ,disgusting
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2015, 10:52:19 PM »

thats hard going isnt it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2015, 09:29:56 AM »

Ouch that would hurt, what would the incentive be for declaring things in the future. Quite disgraceful to be honest
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2015, 12:46:31 PM »

Fantastic find - although it would be good of the state to award the divers something - even if it is a token payment for their honesty.
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2015, 12:58:06 PM »

Ouch that would hurt, what would the incentive be for declaring things in the future. Quite disgraceful to be honest

I know this is a bit radical but...........maybe honesty Grin but your right and that's why so many historical items end up on the black market and lost, it should be remembered here that the UK is one of only a handful that give statutory payments for items which is why it grates with me when someone is moaning (we Brits are good at that) that they want more money for this or that find, consider yourself lucky you get anything.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2015, 02:40:26 PM »

If it was me and I still had the coins in my possession I would have taken them back out to sea and dumped them over board .
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2015, 08:18:42 PM »

wow, were they really so stupid as not to realise that they were real gold coins??? I think I would have tested them before handing them over etc
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2015, 05:19:29 PM »

If it was me and I still had the coins in my possession I would have taken them back out to sea and dumped them over board .


I thought you were a Welshman (not a Brit)...Valuations are a thorny subject Geoff....My valuation and reward was fraction for finding a Bishops ring in comparision to a very ring in Somerset given back to owner for open auction..I SUPPOSE THATS THE WAY THE COOKIES CRUMBLES  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2015, 06:54:47 PM »

No I'm well and truly a Briton there was no such thing as a Welshman until 577....just old fashioned I guess Grin
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2015, 03:43:35 PM »

You belong to the oldest tribe of hunter gathers in British Isles....Meso Man a better tribe name?
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