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1,500-year-old Anglo-Saxon gold pendant found

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An amateur metal detectorist has compared finding a 6th century Anglo-Saxon pendant in a muddy field to 'winning the lottery'. 

The shiny piece of gold was originally mistaken to be a 'chocolate coin' due to its immaculate preservation but experts proved it is a gold pendant from 1,500 years ago. 

Rachel Carter, 41, was searching a Kent field with her partner and her metal detector when she stumbled across the find. 

After showing the coin to her partner they realised what she had mistook to be a 'piece of junk' was in fact an authentic piece of British history. 

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/offbeat/stunned-metal-detectorist-unearths-a-chocolate-coin-only-to-discover-it-is-a-1500-year-old-anglo-saxon-gold-pendant/ar-BBTF5aU

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6709961/Anglo-Saxon-pendant-dating-1-500-years-discovered-amateur-metal-detectorist.html

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hetrodoxly

Great find, i love metal detectorists who're constantly adding to our knowledge of the past.

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