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(Fox News)   Viking coins found with metal detector, still unable to find end zone   (foxnews.com) divider line 29
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2013-05-16 04:38:48 PM
Hey now thats not nice!

Its going to be a good year for the Vikes...
Its going to be a good year for the Vikes...
Its going to be a good year for the Vikes...
Its going to be a good year for the Vikes...
 
2013-05-16 04:50:56 PM
THE COIN'S RUNNING THE WRONG WAY!
 
2013-05-16 04:59:35 PM
Viking coins found with metal detector,

Why did the Vikings lose a metal detector?
 
2013-05-16 05:00:26 PM
I will 1UP Fox news with a single hotlinked image.

i2-images1.tv2net.dk

In case you were wondering what the farking find looked like. You know, instead of linking to a 136 word for SIX WORDS OF CONTENT article.

I'll let you decide if you wanna translate it. I suggest you just let Chrome do the job. There's a few stray words but it's pretty good.
 
2013-05-16 05:03:26 PM
Damn it subby that's just mean.
 
2013-05-16 05:03:35 PM
That could buy a lot of Spam
 
2013-05-16 05:13:58 PM
I found a steel penny by checking the coin return of my bank's coin counter machine...

/along with some very old Canadian coins
//someone cashed in grampa's coin collection
///CSB
 
2013-05-16 05:18:52 PM
www.history.com
 
2013-05-16 05:27:23 PM
Did the kid get to keep them or is Denmark like England?
 
2013-05-16 05:27:36 PM
And my coworkers are wondering why I'm laughing, now. Screw their stadium.
 
LWX
2013-05-16 05:33:07 PM
slowclap.gif

/Packers fan
 
2013-05-16 05:33:17 PM

Tom_Slick: Did the kid get to keep them or is Denmark like England?


Is this metal detecting kid not a virgin or is Denmark like the rest of the world?
 
2013-05-16 05:41:30 PM

Tom_Slick: Did the kid get to keep them or is Denmark like England?


I'm guessing it belongs to the government. I read somewhere that you aren't allowed to use a metal detector in Sweden because there so many buried caches. The largest cache in Sweden was found in the area that my family farmed for centuries. I say it was buried by one of my viking ancestors and belongs to us. The Swedish government disagrees.
 
2013-05-16 05:45:38 PM

jmsvrsn: Tom_Slick: Did the kid get to keep them or is Denmark like England?

I'm guessing it belongs to the government. I read somewhere that you aren't allowed to use a metal detector in Sweden because there so many buried caches. The largest cache in Sweden was found in the area that my family farmed for centuries. I say it was buried by one of my viking ancestors and belongs to us. The Swedish government disagrees.


That's why you don't blab to the world when you find something like this.
 
2013-05-16 05:49:58 PM
www.crwflags.com
 
2013-05-16 06:02:23 PM
Vikings? In Denmark? Say it ain't so.

It'd be far more impressive if a teenager in, say, Mozambique found viking coins with a metal detector.
 
2013-05-16 06:24:16 PM

ZeroCorpse: Viking coins found with metal detector,

Why did the Vikings lose a metal detector?


Maybe they had anachrophobia and were distracted.
 
2013-05-16 06:58:55 PM

r1niceboy: ZeroCorpse: Viking coins found with metal detector,

Why did the Vikings lose a metal detector?

Maybe they had anachrophobia and were distracted.


Nah, metal detectors are too light for bashing, don't hold an edge well enough for slicing and don't come to a point. Some Viking probably threw it away, picked up a tree branch and beat some guy's head in with the branch instead.
 
2013-05-16 07:07:34 PM
AP (MVP) - "U mad bro?"
 
2013-05-16 07:13:30 PM
I hope the kid kept a coin or two back for himself.
 
2013-05-16 08:14:26 PM

ZeroCorpse: Viking coins found with metal detector,

Why did the Vikings lose a metal detector?


Done in 3, thanks,
 
2013-05-16 08:26:58 PM
nerdreactor.com
 
2013-05-16 08:41:17 PM
This find is Wunderbar
 
2013-05-16 09:48:25 PM

justtray: AP (MVP) - "U mad bro?"


Weak.
 
2013-05-17 02:07:14 AM
thanks subby......  anytime you can make fun of the viqueens is ok by me.

/Packers owner.
GO PACK GO!
 
2013-05-17 03:46:29 AM
I hate that guy.

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-17 03:47:06 AM

trackerbri: [nerdreactor.com image 616x339]


As a history retard and gamer, I love that show.
 
2013-05-17 08:31:11 AM
 
2013-05-18 02:59:45 AM

BraveNewCheneyWorld:
That's why you don't blab to the world when you find something like this.


And this is why you don't blab to the world when you don't know what the fark you're talking about. Sure, they could just keep it but never really show it to anyone or talk about it. But where's the fun and profit in that?

The Danish National Museum pays a reward, when you hand in Danefæ. We're not talking huge sums of money, but a rare treasure like this should net the finders at least $20,000. Not to mention a bit of fame, maybe a couple of dates for the nerdy kid, and the gratitude of the rest of the population, who get a chance to learn more about our country's early history.

Alternatively they could have attempted to smuggle it out and sell it on the global black antiquities market, to which a family of hicks from Northern Jutland is probably not well connected, and run the risk of getting a criminal record and a fine with no guarantee of a higher payout than the official reward.
If they didn't get caught, it would likely end up in someone's private collection where nobody would see it and archeologists and historians wouldn't have access, while the finders would have to keep silent about their luck.
 
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