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Published by Colin Savage, 2018-06-19 18:21:46

LOST TREASURE - JUNE 2018

Online newsletter - 19 June 2018

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Feature Club

The Memphis Metal
Detecting Club Has
Record Setting Hunt

The Memphis Metal Detecting club, the Tri-State Metal Detecting falo nickels, and V nickels. Also
Club’s recent hunt was a suc- Club, attending the event. Our club seeded for the hunt one were 20
cess, according to Chris Lockhart, President, Riley Bryant (Civil War prize tokens.
Treasurer. Unearthed-YouTube), greeted the
hunters and turned the proceed- Hunt #2 began at 1045 and ended
Chris said: ings over to the hunt master, Benny around 1145. This hunt had one
Thanks to all our sponsors our Hendrix.  silver half dollar, two silver quar-
club hunt was a big success. We had ters, seven silver dimes, Civil War
prizes from all major metal detector There were three separate seeded bullets, and multiple war nickels, v
manufacturers, along with donations hunts planned. Hunt #1 started at nickels, and buffalo nickels. Seeded
from our club’s official sponsor, 0930 and ended at 1030. Seeded prize tokens planted for hunt number
Texhoma Metal Detectors.   items per hunter were seven silver two were a total of 30.
We had a record turnout at the dimes, two silver quarters, Civil War
event with members of our sister bullets, multiple war nickels, buf- After a much needed resting peri-
od and break for lunch, the hunters

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Feature Club cont'd...

returned to line the fields for the silver quarters, and seven silver two gold Lost Treasure Magazine
final hunt. The third and largest hunt dimes. There were a total of over subscriptions tokens, and a gold .69
had the maximum number of seeded 60 prize tokens planted for this final caliber Civil War minie ball.
items and prizes.  hunt and varied from numbered prize
tokens to a gold v nickel, a gold As the final hunt drew to a close,
Planted in this hunt per hunt- buffalo nickel, a gold wheat cent, hunt master Benny Hendrix checked
er were one silver half dollar, two in with hunters to try to confirm

www.LostTreasure.com Newsletter 6-19-18 5

Feature Club cont'd... Club is a group of metal detect-
ing enthusiasts who meet once
a month to share their finds
with other members, participate
in contests, learn more about
places to detect, discuss trea-
sure hunting techniques, and
just have a little fun with like-
minded people.

The club holds meetings the
third Thursday of each month
in the 1st floor conference room
of 5100 Poplar Ave., Memphis,
Tennessee. All guests are wel-
come! 

Recovery Services:

Club members offer many

levels of service to law enforce-

ment and to the community. If

that all prize tokens had been recov- you are in need of assistance
ered. He quickly noticed that no one left with pieces of Civil War history.  for any type of recovery (lost
had recovered the gold .69 caliber Matt Campbell (Block A Coat items, crime scene recovery,
Civil War minie ball, which was Button), Chuck Bryant (Lined I Coat property markers, etc.) please
redeemable for an 1853 gold $1 US Button), Michael Mahannah (Block I feel free to contact them. One
coin. Hunters scoured the fields dur- Coat Button), and not pictured Chris of their skilled members is
ing the final moments, collecting lots Lockhart (Block I Coat Button).  always willing to donate time
of shredded aluminum and pull-tabs All these hunters left the hunt with and lend a hand. 
until Michal Gehringer shouted to unique Confederate soldier items
the hunt master that he had recov-
ered the gold bullet.  from the American Civil War. Officers:

The hunters then gathered around Lee Childress and (Not Pictured) President - Riley Bryant        
for the awarding of prizes. All hunt-
ers received a door prize, which Lamar Culpeper each walked away Vice President - Pat Cook                   
was a grab bag provided by White’s
Electronics stuffed with lots of great with a free, year-long subscription to Treasurer - Chris Lockhart         
items that included hats and t-shirts Lost Treasure magazine after finding Secretary - Chuck Bryant/JD
from Minelab, Garrett, White’s, the unique Lost Treasure gold coins Gray        
Fisher, Deus, magazines from Lost planted in the fields.  
Treasure, hand diggers, back packs, For more information, log
first-aid kits, rain ponchos, and Every hunter walked away with at onto the club’s website at http://
even some filled with a one-ounce least one prize and a good time was m e m p h i s m e t a l d e t e c t i n g c l u b .
American Silver Eagle coin. had by everyone. Preparations are com/ or their Facebook page
already in place for next year’s hunt at https://www.facebook.com/
Major prize winners: Greg Smith where the members of the Memphis g r o u p s / 1 7 2 0 4 1 2 6 6 4 8 5 5 9 8 1 /
(Tesoro), Michael Gehringer (Garrett Metal Detecting Club hope to have about/
Ace 300), David Purser (White’s another record turnout. 
Xventure), Nigel Merrik (Teknetics You can also contact the club
T2), and David Scales (Garrett AT The Memphis Metal Detecting at (901) 860-5294.
Pro) all walked away with a brand
new metal detector. 

Chuck Bryant (Tek Point), Nigel
Merrik (Profind 35) and Deborah
Clifton (X-Pointer) all walked away
from the hunt with brand new pin-
pointers.

Jamie Jones (Eagle Breast Plate),
Deborah Clifton (U.S. Box Plate)
and Jamie Jones (Eagle Breast Plate)

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Working underwater to free an object from Bermuda consists of 181 islands. There are many coves

the coral. Photos by John Christopher Fine and pristine beaches around the islands. It is a favorite

unless otherwise noted. cruise ship destination and honeymoon spot.

Two very different men searched about sunken treasure still to be ed me warmly. In the moments that
the waters around Bermuda for sunk- found. followed he set up plans to take me
en treasure. Both traced family ori- diving on a shipwreck site on the
gins to early settlement on this island I first met Harry Cox at Miles weekend.
in the Atlantic Ocean. Neither man Market in Hamilton. He was pointed
talked about the other. out to me by a clerk. He wore a dark Harry owned Miles Market and he
blue blazer, shirt and tie, typical and his wife lived in a magnificent
Perhaps they were rivals, proud Bermuda shorts, socks and black home atop a cliff outside of town.
of their accomplishments in life and shoes.
in the lucky finds they made under- As I came to know Harry and
water. He was stowing bangers, the his family I found him to be a
English word for sausages, into a Renaissance man. His knowledge of
Probably, as is likely, they were freezer, restocking its shelves. history was encyclopedic.
somewhat protective of their secrets
Harry stopped his work and greet- I had a scooter. I looked a funny

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The author, John Christopher Fine (green shirt), with Sergeant Instone holding “Be very careful. Take this wire.
the fake gold cross. You may be able to hook a bottle
out of the coral. Try not to break it,”
sight with my huge blue camera of the line and drop off the float ball Harry cautioned.
box tied to the back, dive stuff over if I spotted wreckage below. That I
the handle bars, putting down the did…several times. He gave me a piece of wire with
main street in Hamilton on my way a small hook bent into the end. That
to the dock where Harry moored Billy’s only interest was in Spanish was it as far as instructions went.
“Shearwater.” colonial shipwrecks. The other stuff,
clearly from the nineteenth century, Harry fiddled with his gear as I
Waiting for me on the dock was was of no interest to him. went over side with my tank. The
Harry, his son, Ricky, and a couple ocean was warm. Once below I took
of friends he’d promised to take out I finally found what Billy deemed my mask off to savor the soothing
on his boat. an important Spanish shipwreck site salt water in my eyes. I do that on
and we began to work it below. every dive.
“Shearwater” was a grand yacht
and seemed far too elegant to serve We discovered many artifacts on Mornings I type away. After a
as a dive vessel. the shipwreck I discovered. That spell at the computer my eyes get
thrill of adventure was keen in mem- bleary. I welcome the soothing ocean
Treasure hunting is a messy pur- ory. in them.
suit. Nothing stays clean. Rough
handling required for heavy equip- I was lured by what Harry Cox When I donned my mask again
ment will scuff up a deck pretty fast. told me about another wreck site he Harry was down the anchor line. He
had found that dated to the Spanish was wearing ratty clothes, looking
Harry and his guests greeted me colonial period. every bit the pirate. The only detrac-
cordially and welcomed me aboard. tion from his “look” was the fact that
I had been diving with “Seal” Limes Shearwater handled well as we Harry had very white skin, pale in
and Billy McCallan in Bermuda. left Hamilton Harbor. The ocean fact. Just a brush with sea air seemed
was rough and waves broke over the to redden his face.
We’d found the remains of a bow.
Spanish colonial shipwreck when I I smiled at him through my mask.
was towed behind a ball on a long A woman aboard was the first to He simply motioned me toward a
line. get seasick. Harry seemed to enjoy coral head and began his work. He
his sea legs and prowess at the helm. had a large hammer, chisel and pry
Billy was a natural. This was He was one with the sea.
before Global Positioning made it Priests came to the New World with
easy to return to the exact spot in the Not the image of a sea faring man, wooden crucifixes. This was found on
ocean where something was marked. Harry looked the part he played in a Spanish shipwreck heading to the
life: proprietor of a successful mer- New World colonies. They often left
Billy had nothing more than a cantile establishment. with gold and emerald crosses as well
compass aboard his dive boat and as great wealth they amassed in the
that seemed unnecessary to him. It took us a while to get out into New World.
the open ocean. Harry had no dif-
I was shark bait. That’s what they ficulty finding where he wanted to
called the person being dragged drop anchor. He was cautious about
behind the boat holding fast to a any other boats that might be fol-
line, feet on one of those big red lowing and checked to be sure none
float balls. were to be seen before he closed in
on the wreck site. No other ships
Visibility is unlimited in the were out in this weather. It looked
waters around Bermuda. It was easy like the ocean was building although
enough for me to look down 30 feet. the sky was clear and the sun out hot.

Billy’s plan was for me to let go

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bar weighing him down to the bot- ing it or trampling a stand of natural The fabled original gold and emerald
tom. beauty. I would tell Harry that I cross found by Teddy Tucker under
found a bottle, however, could not glass in the museum display. Courtesy
As I swam away, now on my own, retrieve it. I would not give him an Bermuda Tourist Authority.
I wasn’t quite sure Harry would earn exact location. I wanted it left alone.
a doctorate in marine archaeology He looked at me with a gleam in
with his salvage technique. When I turned around no one his eye and tried to offer me a peanut
was even in sight. I swam away butter dipped oyster. It really was
I found a bottle right away. It was from where Harry was industriously disgusting…and I like peanut butter.
impossible to get to. Somehow the working a ledge near the vessel’s
thin glass bottle lodged inside a coral anchor line. When we dove again it was only
head. I could look down through the Harry, Ricky and I that took to the
top and see it. The coral had grown I found many Spanish olive jar ocean. Once underwater there was
around it. pottery shards. I recovered another some surge at 30 feet, but not bad.
bottle that was easy to remove from I could easily work. I wanted to get
There was no way I could get the coral and lots of pieces of broken a better overview of the wreck site.
it out except by following Harry’s glass. This was an exciting underwa-
instructions, using the wire to some- ter site. Whatever had happened to wreck
how hook the bottle from the top this Spanish vessel, it seemed that
and then pull it gently out straight up When I had my bag full of arti- we were only on scattered wreckage.
through the hole in the coral. facts I swam back to Shearwater, Harry did not know the identity of
pulled myself up the anchor line, and the shipwreck.
I was as careful as I could be. I handed my bag up to one of Harry’s
hovered over the coral head so as not friends. Harry was already aboard From olive jars he’d previously
to damage it in any way. I studied the preparing lunch. recovered, and from the shards I
bottle and recognized it as thin glass. picked up, the wreckage was clearly
Its sides were mottled in beautiful The ocean had kicked up and Spanish from the colonial period.
colors. waves were breaking against the That made the dives exciting. What
bow. Harry’s son, Ricky, had to let would be next?
Sunlight penetration 30 feet down out more scope on the anchor line.
was extraordinary. Colors remained Harry wanted to drift further away There was plenty of scattered
vivid underwater. from the site we were working any- debris. I returned to the coral head
way. that held the delicate bottle I found
I tried to fathom this dilemma. on the first dive.
How could I get the bottle up and The woman was in sea sick mis-
out of the coral without damaging ery. Another of Harry’s friends was I looked again for a means of
the coral or the bottle? Harry’s pry lying over the rail. There is nothing extracting it without damage. There
bar and sledge came to mind. No, I’d worse than being sick at sea. My her- was none I could figure out so I left
rather leave this artifact where it had itage is from a Breton clan that steels it to continue my hunt.
been for 300 years than risk destroy- me against this most awful dilemma.
I filled my bag again with pottery.
Bermuda’s Maritime Museum has an As a dive instructor I knew there I found pieces of Chinese wares,
amazing collection of artifacts recov- was little anyone could do to fore- obviously the result of the ship tak-
ered underwater around Bermuda. stall sea sickness once it takes hold. ing on cargo at Spain’s Caribbean
Hand blown glass bottles are often The victim would just have to ride port of Veracruz, having received
diver prizes found around the islands. it out. Harry was in no way willing it from a mule train that carried
to abandon this opportunity to make Spanish goods overland from the
another dive on his wreck site. Pacific port of Acapulco. Spain’s
Manila galleons traded with China
The table inside the pilot house of and Japan in the Pacific.
the Shearwater was set. In this I rec-
ognized a diabolical side of Harry’s To me the Chinese porcelain piec-
nature.

With the already sea sick woman
sitting next to him holding her head
in her hands, Harry purposefully,
and with great showmanship, dipped
canned oysters into a jar of peanut
butter and wolfed them down.

The only way to describe Harry’s
prolific appetite is with the invec-
tive “Yuk.” Even on land his culi-
nary habits would make a person
sick. Harry delighted as his victim
watched then ran outside the cabin
to join the man leaning over the rail.

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Harry Cox (wearing a tie), his son, “That rascal Harry Cox,” I pared a magnificent table at home.
Ricky (mustache), and Charlie Reed thought to myself. While the gold Teddy Tucker was leaning against
with artifacts they found diving around and jeweled cross was adequate, it
Bermuda on Spanish colonial ship- was clearly a prank. a gigantic millstone at his dock. He
wrecks. A rare brass cannon, a swivel stood in shorts with bare feet, his
gun, olive jar and octant are pictured. Harry planted it in the sand for complexion tanned brown as a nut.
me to find. He was now sure of my Teddy’s sandy-gray hair was short
es were the most exciting. It meant diving and knew I would not pass up cropped.
that this was an outward bound ves- opportunity to look around when I
sel. It was coming from Mexico on returned for his tools. If there was a man that resem-
its way back to Spain. bled a Hollywood adventurer it was
I placed the jeweled gold cross in Teddy. A legend on the Island of
Whatever cargo it carried would a pocket of my dive vest, gathered Bermuda, Teddy had found enor-
be certainly the wealth of merchants Harry’s heavy underwater archaeol- mous wealth underwater.
and royal commissioners in the New ogy equipment, and pulled myself up
World…treasure. to the surface. It had been to replicate Teddy’s
fabled gold and emerald cross that
The ocean was heaving when I Harry took his heavy tools from Harry Cox had hoped to fool me
pulled myself up the anchor line and me. An elfish gleam was in his eyes with the dime store replica. I was on
handed my heavy mesh bag to Harry. when I pulled the gold cross out of Billy McCallan’s boat after a day on
He took my bag huffing and puffing. my vest pocket, holding onto the the ocean diving for treasure. Teddy
I thought his red face was even red- swim platform. welcomed us heartily. Billy wanted
der than before. to tell his friend about the shipwreck
“Here Harry. Where did you get I’d found.
“Go down and bring up my tools, this? In the five-and-dime store?”
good lad. I couldn’t bring them up. We recovered six sided ceramic
Be sure the anchor is not caught in Harry had a wonderful laugh. He tiles from the wreckage. I found a
coral,” Harry told me from the stern. laughed only long enough to take the large lead sounding weight that Billy
fake gold cross in his hands and look chopped out of the coral.
I slipped back down underwa- at it himself.
ter. Harry’s tools were lying near There were many pottery shards
the anchor line. I made certain the “Yes. When you once touch gold and olive jar pieces that I originally
flukes of the anchor were in sand you cannot be fooled,” he said. I spotted when I first dropped off the
and would pull up easily then swam pulled myself aboard, helped bring line.
to pick up Harry’s tools. up the anchor and we headed in.
I was good shark bait. It made
There it was. Only a tip showing Never were people so glad to step Teddy laugh. He was affable and
above the sand. No mistaking the onto the dock that evening as were easy to get along with. Of solid
glint of gold. Excitement coursed Shearwater’s passengers. The ocean build, he might well have been the
through me. was rough with high waves. A front captain of a sailing ship of old.
was coming through. We could not
I dropped Harry’s tools, swam to return to Harry’s wreck site that Teddy told me that the Crown
the object, and pulled it out of the week. took his original finds from him.
sand. I laughed until water filled my This was a wonderful mystery, the
mask. I spent time with Harry at his stuff adventure stories are made of.
magnificent home. He has found
amazing treasures. Among his favor- Teddy had great luck diving for
ites were navigational instruments. treasure around Bermuda and dis-
covered a clutch of treasure.
A brass octant was in excellent
condition considering its age and the It was from the wreckage of a
fact that it had been shipwrecked in Spanish galleon heading back to
a hurricane. Spain. The ship wrecked in a gale
and foundered on one of Bermuda’s
Harry wanted me to join him in shallow reefs.
quest of the legendary “Sea Venture.”
This ship was owned by the English Navigators of old headed east in
Virginia Company. the Atlantic when they reached the
vicinity of the Carolinas. Their sail-
In 1609, Sea Venture was caught ing directions warned of treacherous
in a hurricane. The crew put it on shallow reefs around Bermuda.
a coral reef to prevent its sinking.
Survivors came ashore and settled Sailing masters kept well off the
on Bermuda. island as they followed the course of
the northward flowing Gulf Stream
“Sea Venture carried my ancestors that would take them across the
to this island,” Harry waxed senti- ocean homeward bound. This ship
mental. “I am determined to find her never made it home.
remains.” Harry’s wife’s table was
luxurious. Whatever his propensities By law Bermuda required a sal-
for grub aboard ship, his wife pre- vage diver to declare underwater

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finds to the receiver of wrecks. open. The Queen of England never on the island named for its discov-
Bermuda has a fair system. It is
put her hands on Teddy’s gold and erer.
fair to native Bermudians and Teddy
Tucker was certainly descended emerald cross, the center piece of his Bermuda is a British overseas ter-
from an original clan of Bermuda
settlers. Yet Teddy was unsure what treasure discovery. Its disappearance ritory and the governor is appointed
to do when he found such immense
wealth. remains an unsolved crime. by the Queen of England.

Bermuda is a small island. It is This is the stuff Hollywood films With 64 miles of rugged coast-
impossible to keep a secret, no mat-
ter what the clandestine intent. Soon are made of. How indeed did a thief line, the land surface area of all the
the rumor of Teddy Tucker’s treasure
got out. get into the alarmed museum then islands is only 20.6 square miles

As the story grew and grew it remove the original gold and emer- with a population of 65,000.
became necessary for Teddy to
declare his wreck. ald cross from under the heavy bullet It is a cruise ship port of call.

He turned the treasure over to proof glass protection and replace it Bermuda’s magnificent beaches and
authorities and claimed salvage. By
law if Bermuda wished to have the with a fake? fine hotels make it an ideal honey-
treasure, so declared, the govern-
ment would have to buy it and give Holding the fake Police Sergeant moon destination.
just compensation to the salvage
diver. Instone showed me, it was as obvi- My friends Harry and Teddy are

In the case of Teddy’s amazing ous to anyone that it was only a gone now. Both men have passed
finds of gold, especially the gold and
emerald cross of immense value, replica. over the bar. Their adventurous div-
historically and monetarily, the gov-
ernment wanted it. Like the dime store cross Harry ing exploits are legend. They are part

The requirement was that the find tried to fool me with, anyone that of Bermuda folklore that will live
would have to be appraised. One
appraiser was hired by the salvage examined the replica cross would forever in the history of the island.
diver, one by Bermuda authorities,
and one was an independent apprais- immediately know it was not real. It Bermuda is a land of sunken
er.
was not even gold filled sufficiently ships. Of doubloons and silver bars.
Once the value was settled Teddy
was paid handsomely for his treasure to make it seem authentic. No one can find it all.
and it became government property.
Distortion though the thick glass Perhaps some lucky diver will
The center piece of his find was
the emerald and gold cross. That was protective case kept it from being come to the surface with another
placed securely under bullet proof
glass and displayed in the museum discovered by museum authorities, clutch of gold heralding once again
in Hamilton where it remained for
many years. likely for years, until it was removed Bermuda’s sunken treasure.

In preparation for a royal visit by before Queen Elizabeth’s visit.
Queen Elizabeth, Bermuda authori-
ties planned on removing the gold The heavy millstones Teddy was Sources:
cross from its display to show to the
Queen who was slated to visit the leaning against were recovered from The author, Dr. John Christopher
museum.
another shipwreck he found. He Fine’s, personal diving experience
When the bullet proof glass was
removed it was immediately appar- wasn’t sure what he was going to do around the Island of Bermuda, inter-
ent that the cross they had on dis-
play in the museum was a fake. The with the huge pile of this once heavy views with persons that took part
original had been stolen. How the
crime was accomplished was never cargo. The millstones remained on in the treasure discoveries, archive
discovered.
his dock the last I knew. research and review of Spanish ship-
I was shown the fake cross by
Bermuda police. Sergeant Instone Teddy loaned his salvage ship, ping documents.
informed me that the case was still
the “Miss Eula,” to work on a ship- He is a marine biologist and holds

wreck project near shore just south the highest licenses as a Master

of Florida’s Jupiter Inlet. Scuba Instructor and Instructor

I met Teddy there and we had Trained. Many of his 26 published

great fun discussing his Bermuda books describe ocean discoveries

diving adventures. and maritime events.

Bermuda is a

series of 181 islands

located 665 miles

south southeast

of Cape Hatteras,

North Carolina.

The islands were

discovered by Juan

de Bermudez in

1503. They were

never settled by the

Spanish.

It was only in

1609 when “Sea

Venture” wrecked

upon the shores that

the English began Ceramic vessels used for smelting gold recovered from a
a permanent colony shipwreck by Billy McCallan.

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THers' News

The Anglo Saxon pendant found in Windfarthing, Norfolk. Credit: The British
Museum. Photos courtesy of http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/04/students-

treasure-find-rewrites-anglo-saxon-history/

Treasure Find ‘Rewrites’ standing of Anglo Saxon history but couldn’t predict it would be like
Anglo Saxon History in East Anglia,” he told The Daily that,” he of the discovery. When it
The discovery of an “exquisite” Telegraph. came out the atmosphere changed.”
gold pendant by a student metal
detectorist is being credited with “It shows that the person buried One of the large pendants, found
rewriting the understanding of in this grave was of the very high- lower down on the skeleton’s chest,
Anglo-Saxon history. est status, certainly aristocratic and was made of gold and inlaid with
Thomas Lucking is in line for a quite possibly royal.” hundreds of tiny garnets and in itself
£145,000 pay-out after unearthing is valued at £140,000.
an aristocratic burial site in a part of Mr. Lucking found the site in
Norfolk overlooked by generations 2015, aged 23, and now works as a The Wayfarthing Woman was
of archaeologists because of its poor full-time archeologist. highlighted recently in the annual
soil. report of the Portable Antiquities
The find of the female skeleton He said his share of the eventual Scheme (PAS) as an example of best
wearing a pendant of gold imported price would most likely go towards a practice by amateur metal detector-
from Sri Lanka and coins bearing deposit on his first house. ists.
the marks of a continental king is
prompting a fundamental reassess- “We could hear this large signal. Courtesy of http://www.telegraph.
ment of the seats of power in Anglo We knew there was something large co.uk/news/2017/12/04/students-
Saxon England. treasure-find-rewrites-anglo-saxon-
A gold cross among the treasure The pendant in the soil. It has now history/
counts as one of the earliest “potent” been valued at £145,000. 
symbols of Christianity ever found. Credit: John Fulcher. Submitted by Len Myers.
The Norwich Castle Museum
is now raising the £145,000 need- ‘Fake’ Coin From Gold
ed to buy the trove, dubbed the Rush Actually Real
Winfarthing Woman, whose crafts- and Worth Millions
manship is the “equal” of the famous An incredibly rare coin from
Staffordshire Hoard, according to the  California Gold Rush is worth
Senior Curator Dr Tim Pestell. millions - and its owner didn’t have
“It’s an exceptionally rich find a clue. 
and completely rewrites our under- The San Francisco Mint produced
fewer than 300 special edition $5
coins, and it was thought that only
three survived.
The anonymous owner of the

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area in the western Since January 2018, a team of about Deposits like
valley of Egypt’s 100 workers has been excavating these were often bur-
Valley of the Kings ied by the ancient
that may contain the an area in the Western Valley of the Egyptians before
tomb of King Tut’s Valley of the Kings that may contain they began con-
wife. So far, archaeol- an undiscovered tomb. Courtesy of struction of a tomb,
ogists have remained Discovery Channel, courtesy of https:// archaeologistssay.
tight-lipped about www.livescience.com/62264-search- Additionally, radar
their findings. scans near those
king-tut-wife-tomb.html deposits showed a
However, the structure that may
Discovery Channel, be the entrance to a
which is funding the tomb.
research, has released
a photo of these exca- The deposits are
vations taking place in located near the tomb
an area where a radar reading sug- of Ay (who reigned from 1327 B.C.
gests a tomb entrance is located. to 1323 B.C.), a pharaoh who suc-
ceeded Tutankhamun(who reigned
A royal entrance? from 1336 B.C. to 1327 B.C.).
Previous excavations in the area After King Tut’s death, his wife,
had revealed four foundation depos- Ankhesenamun, remarried Ay, and
its that contained pottery, flint blades archaeologists have speculated that
and the skull of a cow.

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if an undiscovered tomb is present, it Silver coin minted under Harald Bluetooth.
could belong to her.
The drawing for
Zahi Hawass, an archaeologist this Sweepstakes
and former Egyptian antiquities min-
ister who is leading the excavations, will be soon
told Live Science that he cannot after the end of
comment publicly about what his
team has found at this time. the month.

In Egypt, archaeologists often www.LostTreasure.com Newsletter 6-19-18 21
wait until the antiquities ministry
gives them permission to announce
a discovery.

Multiple tombs?
According to a statement from the
Discovery Channel that was emailed
to Live Science, the company has
“exclusive” access to film the exca-
vations, which they hope to turn into
a series of documentaries.
There could be several undis-
covered royal tombs in the west-
ern valley, the Discovery statement
said. Hawass and other archaeolo-
gists have told Live Science in the
past that this is possible, although
the current excavations are focusing
on finding just one tomb — the one
whose entrance may have shown up
in radar scans.
“Led by renowned archaeologist
Dr. Zahi Hawass, the crew of more
than one hundred Egyptian workers
are digging in the largely untouched
western portion of the valley, where
leading archaeologists believe sever-
al royal tombs lie hidden,” Discovery
Channel representatives said.
Hawass discussed the team’s
excavations in a lecture  April 20 in
Tucson, Arizona, during the annual
meeting of the American Research
Center in Egypt.
Originally published on Live
Science.
Courtesy of https://www.
livescience.com/62264-search-king-
tut-wife-tomb.html
Submitted by Len Myers.

Teacher/Student Find
Harald Bluetooth Silver
Metal detector enthusiast Rene
Schoen and his student, 13-year-

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Jewelry and coins from the Bluetooth hoard near Schaprode. Photos by Stefan southern Baltic Sea region and is
Sauer/dpa, courtesy of http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/category/treasures therefore of great significance,” the
lead archaeologist, Michael Schirren,
old Luca Malaschnitschenko, were ver coin, a hoard that could very told national news agency DPA.
exploring a field near the village of well have belonged to King Harald
Schaprode on the island of Ruegen Gormsson (r. 958-986), aka Harald Medieval Saxonian, Ottoman,
in Northern Germany recently when Bluetooth, himself. Danish and Byzantine coins found
they came across a circular piece of in the hoard. Photo by Stefan Sauer/
metal. Braided necklaces, pearls, brooch- dpa.The oldest coin is a Damascus
es, a Thor’s hammer, rings and up dirham dating to 714 while the most
At first Schoen thought it was to 600 chipped coins were found, recent is a penny dating to 983.
a random bit of aluminium. After including more than 100 that date
cleaning off some of the dirt and back to Bluetooth’s era, when he The find suggests that the trea-
taking a closer look, he realized it ruled over what is now Denmark, sure may have been buried in the
was a coin. northern Germany, southern Sweden late 980s – also the period when
and parts of Norway. Bluetooth was known to have fled
Schoen is a volunteer with the to Pomerania, where he died in 987.
Mecklenburg-West Pomerania state “This trove is the biggest single
archaeology office, so he immedi- discovery of Bluetooth coins in the “We have here the rare case of a
ately reported the find. discovery that appears to corroborate
historical sources,” said the archae-
State archaeologists identified it ologist Detlef Jantzen.
as a silver coin from trading settle-
ment of Hedeby. Courtesy of http://www.thehisto-
ryblog.com/archives/category/trea-
To prevent the treasure-hunters sures
descending like locusts, they asked
Schoen and Malaschnitschenko to Submitted by Len Myers.
keep their find a secret until the
Office could arrange a thorough Hurricane Irma
excavation of the site. Radically Shifted South
Florida Shipwrecks
The coin was discovered in Blue skies, clear sailing and
January, and archaeologists only maybe a minute to toast their first
broke ground recently. Still, in this official release.
brief period the team has excavated That’s what the creators of the
more than 4,000 square feet of the new Reef Smart Guides were expect-
find site. ing as they finished up work on

The results have been nothing The Ancient Mariner.
short of spectacular. They have
unearthed a treasure far beyond
the expectations set by a single sil-

22 LOST TREASURE Newsletter 6-19-18

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The Okinawa. an opportunity.
“We knew we were going to have
their Barbados dive guide, part of a presses, “We started getting frantic
slate of coming releases that includes emails from some of the dive cen- to rework the models,” Popple says,
Florida’s Broward and Palm Beach ters we had worked with to collect “but it struck us that we had acci-
counties, the Florida Keys and the data” for the detailed underwa- dentally produced a fantastic natural
Bonaire. And then their phones ter guides, managing director Ian experiment: We have detailed, 3D
began to ping. Popple recalls. models of 15 popular wrecks before
and after a major hurricane.”
It was mid-September, and “Apparently Irma had produced
Hurricane Irma - then a Category 4 massive changes in virtually every Although too finely detailed to be
storm with maximum winds of 130 site - even the deep ones.” reflected in Reef Smart’s maps, cor-
mph, the most intense hurricane to als and sponges were damaged, too;
strike the United States since Katrina After the initial shock, the those effects are still being assessed.
- had just steamed over South Florida Montreal-based trio of Popple, cre-
like a freight train. ative director Otto Wagner - the artist “Okinawa - the newest site, and
behind the well-loved ArtToMedia therefore one of the more structur-
With their Broward County dive dive maps - and editorial director ally solid - had been facing south at
maps about to begin rolling on the Peter McDougall realized they had 70 feet,” Popple says. “Irma moved
the wreck more than 200 feet across
the sand and turned it to face south-
west.”

Ancient Mariner, also at 70 feet,
had its entire above-deck structure
sheared off. Initial feedback on a
wreck called Rodeo 25 suggested
that the whole wreck had collapsed
in on itself - “and this is at around
120 feet!” Popple exclaims.

Strong storms can generate cur-
rents and underwater turbulence that
last for up to a week after the storm
has passed, with altered currents
dismantling wrecks and reefs up to
300 feet deep.

“In North Carolina, we were told
that the Spar - another huge wreck -
had been moved about 200 feet by

Rodeo 25. Photos courtesy of https://
www.scubadiving.com/how-hurricane-
irma-radically-shifted-south-florida-

wrecks

www.LostTreasure.com Newsletter 6-19-18 23

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Captain Dan. size wreck. We said, ‘My God, if - both marine biologists - Reef
Okinawa has moved, what’s hap- Smart’s guides also feature site-spe-
Hurricane Irene” in 2011, Popple pened to the rest of our sites?’” cific species info.
says. “That wreck is at 110 feet, a
giant ship. We thought, ‘Nah, that’s While the degree of change was The creation process is similar to
an exaggeration.’ We didn’t real- awe-inspiring, even small shifts the old maps - divers gather informa-
ly believe the wrecks we had just would have been a problem for Reef tion with multiple cameras, slates,
mapped would change that much.” Smart. GPS and even drones - except much
They were wrong. quicker.
Compared with ArtToMedia’s
When Reef Smart’s collaborators cards, Reef Smart’s guides are “more Information is fed in almost real
were able to get in the water after accurate, more precise, and use a lot time from divers all over the world
the storm, “they went to the GPS more info than previously,” Wagner to designers in Canada, who model
coordinates for Okinawa - and found explains. the info in computer-aided design
nothing,” Popple says. programs like 3D Studio Max.
“A lot more cameras, more visual
When they finally located the 107- info, and we also now can take depth The very thing Reef Smart hoped
foot wreck, the divers were incredu- soundings that allow horizontal read- would give the new guides value -
lous: It had moved more than 200 ings between structures.” their wealth of precise, reliable detail
feet and was now lying on its side. - was now in question.
Thanks to Popple and McDougall
“This is not an insignificant- Thanks to Irma, they would have
to begin again on at least some of the
Broward wreck sites.

Okinawa, which experienced the
biggest change, had been purpose-
sunk - and surveyed - barely three
weeks before the storm.

“We asked ourselves, what was
unique here?” Popple says. “Okinawa
had only just been dropped and was
relatively unsettled on the bottom.”

To resurvey Rodeo 25, McDougall
dove with Reef Smart’s pre-storm
model in hand.

“It was quite dramatic to see the
entire superstructure of a ship basi-
cally pushed over as if by a big
hand,” he says.

McDougall had not done the orig-
inal surveying on Rodeo 25, but he
did have the map.

"It really reinforced for me the
value the maps provide," he says.

"Really being able to see all the
details that had changed helped rein-
force what we are doing, and how
our cards can make diving better.

"I could understand the value as
a diver, being in the water holding
a card of a dive I’d never gone on
before.

"It was a good reminder that what
we’re doing is useful."

Courtesy of https://www.scubad-
iving.com/how-hurricane-irma-radi-
cally-shifted-south-florida-wrecks

24 LOST TREASURE Newsletter 6-19-18

Tip From the Pros

Money-Laundering
the Legal Way

By Jay Pastor

No need to travel to a der. Take it along next ingly well-cleansed.
Cayman Island or any of time you go to a self- “What do you do at a
its Caribbean neighbors service car wash, and drive-through wash?”
direct the cleaning hose I asked. He shrugged.
to try out this respect- on it after you’ve fin- “Never tried one, but I
able money-laundering ished with your car. think it would be pos-
scheme. Simply follow “It does a good job,” he sible to rig-up some kind
the lead of one of my said, waving a handful of container to attach to
of coins in front of me. the car. And I believe the
colleagues. “Makes them a lot easier coins would get an even
He advises you to toss to deposit at the bank, or better cleaning with the
all the non-valuable kind of equipment they
coins and small metal just to keep.”
objects you find into a They did look surpris- use there.”
covered sieve or colan-

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JUNE includes meals and hot showers. If 22nd – 28th – Vallonia, Indiana.
22nd – 23rd – Sweet Home, you have any questions, call Wayne Southern Indiana 10th Annual
Oregon. The East Linn Treasure Peterson at (970) 96-3735.  Treasure Fest at the Starve Hollow
Seekers’ Silver Hunt 2018 at 42250 State Recreation Area, camping
Ames Creek Rd., Chapel Grounds. JULY available, just south of Brownstown,
Overnight camping with water & 6th – 8th – Black Hawk, Indiana, off Hwy. 135. Non-Profit
power. Friday Night Hunt w/ Pot Colorado. Rush To The Rockies Clubs and metal detecting related
Luck at 6 p.m., hunt starts at dark. 2018, a national open metal detect- businesses. Numerous sponsors,
Saturday: Check in time - 9 a.m. 1st ing event, at the Pickle Gulch hundreds of prizes. 100% of entries
Common Hunt (field heavily seed- Campground in Black Hawk, go back into the ground. Seven days
ed), 2nd Silver Hunt (up to $1,000 Colorado. 100% of hunt fees go in of Silver, Token, Beach, and Kids’
in silver value buried). Helping local the ground! Hunts held rain or shine. Hunts. Deadline for entries is July
children with easy to prepare foods Natural forest setting that includes 1st. After the cutoff a $10 per day
for the weekends through the local uneven ground, rocks and downed late fee is added. For full flyer or
Kids Food Pak Program. Questions: trees. Coin Drawings. Early Bird more information, visit Southern
call Rita at (541) 401‐3197 or log Drawing. Two days, five spectacu- Indiana Treasure Fest on Facebook
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eltsdetector visit Eurekathc.org, or send e-mail to 9345 or e-mail [email protected]
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24th – Tacoma, Washington. 5th
Annual Outlaws Round Up Picnic. 14th – 21st – New Stanton, 27th – 29th – Nekoosa,
There will be a hunt from 8 to Pennsylvania. Treasure Week 2018 Wisconsin. The Midstate Metal
11 a.m. followed by a potluck pic- at the Fox Den Acres Campground. Detector Club’s 22nd Annual Open
nic and hotdogs. Family fun, games Eight days of treasure hunting and Hunt and State Championship at
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ings will be held for prizes. Come hunts, as well as activities like bingo, Contact Steven Miller, N3091
out have fun and enjoy! 6500 S. horse races, and auctions sponsored County Road B, Hancock, WI
Sheridan Ave., Wapato Park Main by many manufacturers. Minutes 54943, or e-mail [email protected]
Shelter, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more from motels and restaurants and only net for more information. You can
information, contact Scott Hoover at 2 miles from the PA Turnpike and also visit the club website at http://
[email protected] I70. Stay for the week or attend a day midstatemdc.com/ to download a
or two. For more information, con- Hunt flier.
29th – July 1st – Mancos, tact Ed Davis at [email protected]
Colorado. 2018 WWATS or phone (317) 908-8165 or Don 28th – 29th – East Ridge,
Rendezvous 3-Day Open Treasure Hayes at [email protected] Tennessee. FirstAnnual Chattanooga
Hunt at the Four Corners Christian or (740) 252-1322. Civil War & Artifact Show at the
Camp. Open to the Public and all Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp
Treasure Hunters. This is the 4th year 21st – Palmer, Alaska. The Jordan Parkway, only minutes from
at this location with 36 acres to hunt Alaska Treasure Seekers Society’s downtown Chattanooga. Vendor
filled with many items to be found 42nd Annual Metal Detecting Hunt at table space available. For more info,
from the 1800 – present. Seminars the Alaska State Fairgrounds, France contact [email protected]
daily on gold panning, dowsing, Equestrian Center, 2075 Glenn or call (770) 362-8671, or Mark at
arrowhead hunting and more. $170 Highway. This all-day event will fea- (716) 574-0465.
per person for hunts. Many prizes ture 4 hunts for adults and includes a
and metal detectors will be given potluck lunch. Approximately 30 to AUGUST
away. Vendors will be on hand and 45 participants per hunt are antici- 4th – Kent, Washington. The
are always welcome to set up booths pated. For more information, e-mail Puget Sound Treasure Hunters Club’s
for free. Camping on site for all and [email protected] “Lenny Phay Memorial Hunt” at

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Reber Ranch, 28606 132nd Ave. SE. bag that has their split of the gold year had a total 16 2-peso gold, 8
Features 3 main hunts (senior hunt recovered. Both hands on training detectors and 3,200 silver dimes in
included) and a youth hunt. The and a “classroom” setting. Subjects the Main Hunt. Visit the club website
main raffle prizes are a XP Deus include: basic prospecting, geology, at  http://mokansrkc.com to down-
Metal Detector and a Treasure Chest. panning, GPS, and detecting. There load the hunt flyer (work in prog-
Silver dollar raffles throughout the will also be fun activities that benefit ress). For more info, contact Mark
day. A potluck lunch is included. the camps. For more information, Bryant (816) 809-6794 or mbry-
The cost of the day’s hunts and lunch log onto https://www.facebook.com/ [email protected]
is $90. Bring the family for a day events/1975187296082001/
of fun. For more info, contact Jim 22nd – 23rd – Java Center, New
Ratcliff at [email protected] SEPTEMBER York. The 20th Annual International
net or (360) 556-3914.   1st – 2nd – Chaffee, New York. Hunt Extravaganza sponsored by the
The Federation of Metal Detector Genesee Valley Treasure Seekers
11th – Tunkhannock, and Archaeological Clubs’ Northern at the Beaver Meadow Family
Pennsylvania. The Black Diamond Region Hunt at the former Earl’s Campground. There will be plenty
Treasure Hunters Club’s 34th Annual Country Park behind the former of silver and tokens planted for each
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Box 1523, Kingston, PA 18704, or and membership in the FMDAC is torists. In addition, there will be
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the flier or e-mail [email protected] plus a night hunt. 100% of entry and merchandise auction. The hunt
cast.net or phone Byard Derr (215) fees go in the ground. Free on site application is available for download
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3602, or Ron Denman (570) 288- hookups available. For the flyer, John Howard at 34 Bayberry Lane,
7787. go to FMDAC.org or the FMDAC Rochester, NY 14616 or [email protected]
Facebook page, or contact Northern rochester.rr.com
18th – 19th – New Concord, Region Director Debbie Buxton at
Ohio. The 39th Annual Buckeye [email protected] 29th – Annapolis, Maryland.
Championship Treasure Hunt spon- Silver Frenzy V Open Hunt, spon-
sored by Don & Bill Hayes. Two 7th – 8th – Penticton, British sored by the Maryland Artifact
all silver main hunts each day. On a Columbia. The Okanagan Treasure Recovery Society at Sandy Point
separate entry fee is the Big Silver Hunters Club’s 10th Annual Hunt State Park. Contact Tim Streaker at
Bonanza Hunt with nothing but sil- at Sudbury Beach. Friday Fun Hunt (410) 241 9480 or [email protected]
ver quarters and half dollars. Fun in the dark and Saturday will have com or log onto marsdetecting.org
hunts each day plus a night hunt three hunts. There will also be a for more information.
on Saturday. Contact Don Hayes at special hunt with many prizes - sil-
[email protected] or phone ver, detectors, pin pointers - and a 30th – Annapolis, Maryland.
740) 252-1322. fantastic Silent Auction. For more Treasure 2018 Open Hunt, spon-
info, e-mail Jo-Anne Birch, Hunt sored by the Maryland Free State
28th – September 2nd – Chairman, at okanagantreasurehunt- Treasure Club at Sandy Point
Cleveland, Georgia. Common Dig [email protected]  State Park. For information, con-
“Dirt Party Experience” Outing at the tact Gary Pennington at (410) 440-
LDMA Loud Mine Camp, 575 ABB 16th – Lathrop, Missouri. The 2881 or [email protected] or
Helton Road, hosted by the GPAA. Mo-Kan Search and Recovery log onto marylandfreestateclub.com
Open to anyone that wants to find Club’s 42nd Annual Open Hunt.
gold. Register by calling headquar- This one-day event, rain or shine, E-mail events to
ters at (800) 551-9707 no later than will include four hunts; all fees go in managingeditor
08/21/18. All participants work for the ground or for prizes. Sponsored @losttreasure.com
their gold and receive a vial with a by the Mo-Kan Search and Recovery
picker or two in it as well as a PayDirt Club of Kansas City, Missouri. Last

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