Saturday, December 12, 2015

12/12/15 Report - Our Lady of Guadalupe Image. The Watlington Hoard.

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Image from Wikipedia.

Official Catholic accounts state that the Virgin Mary appeared four times before Juan Diego and one more before Juan Diego's uncle. According to these accounts the first apparition occurred on the morning of December 9, 1531, when a native Mexican peasant named Juan Diego saw a vision of a maiden at a place called the Hill of Tepeyac, which would become part of Villa de Guadalupe, a suburb of Mexico City. Speaking to him in his native Nahuatl language (the language of the Aztec empire), the maiden identified herself as the Virgin Mary, "mother of the very true deity"[3] and asked for a church to be built at that site in her honor...

If you've been detecting very long, you've probably found medallions bearing the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and you probably know a little of the story behind it.

Below is a link to a good article giving the symbolism of the image as it would have been understood by the Aztecs.

It is always good to understand the history and significance of the images on the objects you find.

The first paragraph above is from wikipedia.


LONDON (AP) — A trove of Viking jewelry and Saxon coins unearthed by an amateur treasure-hunter in a farmer's field may help rescue an English king from obscurity.
The Watlington Hoard, a collection of silver bands, ingots and 186 coins unveiled at the British Museum Thursday, dates from a tumultuous period. The coins were minted during the reign of Alfred the Great, ruler of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, who battled a "great heathen army" of Viking invaders during the 9th century...
Here is the link for the rest of the story.

Thanks to the amateur treasure hunters who bring finds like this to the surface so they can be studied.


Yesterday I saw a National Geographic TV show about illegal gold mining in Peru.  Here is an article about that.


The surf isn't big today but predicted to increase up to 4 - 6 feet tomorrow.

Less than two weeks remaining until Christmas.

Happy hunting,