Monday, March 21, 2016

3/21/16 Report - Central Florida Sunshine Shootout Coming Soon. Reliquary and bronze buckle.

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Join the Central Florida Metal Detecting Club for their Annual Central Florida Sunshine Shootout. Every year people come from all over the country to detect, learn, have fun, and, of course, win prizes (they are giving away over $12,000 worth this year)!

Gold, relics, cash, prizes, great food and over 15 pounds of silver and other treasure will be distributed during the day so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity! Minelab has also sweetened the pot by providing 5 new metal detectors which includes their top-of-the line Minelab CTX-3030 and their premier underwater detector, the Minelab Excalibur II.
Time is running out so complete your registration online and take advantage of the reduced early entry fee today!
When:Saturday, April 9th @ 8:30 AM
Where:Moss Park
12901 Moss Park Road
Orlando, FL 32832
Price:$99- Only until April 2nd then goes up to $135.
The registration fee includes entry to the park for the day, all hunts, and lunch!

You can register online by clicking here.


A medieval reliquary and a piece of a bronze cross have been found at the ruins of a monastery from the 11th-12th century located near the town of Dobromirtsi in Bulgaria's southernmost municipality Kirkovo. 
The medieval artifacts have been found during the preliminary exploration of the monastery site by archaeologist ProfNikolay Ovcharov from the National Institute and Museum of Archaeology in Sofia, reports the 24 Chasa daily.
The reliquary probably contained relics of a Christian saint during the Middle Ages but has been found empty.
Here is the link for the rest of that article.


Bronze Buckle
At just 6 cm in diameter, this little buckle is causing quite a stir in archaeological circles.
The small gilt bronze buckle once held a petticoat together and was buried between 900 and 1,000 years ago with its female owner in a Viking grave in west Denmark.
It is a rare find for Denmark, as the buckle appears to have come from Scotland or Ireland...
Here is the link for the rest of that story.


A cool front came through and the wind picked up.  I heard the waves are up but haven't been out to see how much.

Happy hunting,