So it’s only very occasionally these days that I remember I live in England. Like, I know I live in England cause people talk weird to the point of near incomprehensibility but today was a solid reminder via a dude from the National Council for Metal Detecting that I live on a island covered in dead kings, queens, royals and their artefacts.
We were doing some hard labour in the back garden (trying to make a patch of concrete fit for bunny play and habitation) when I thought to grab some grass off the neighbouring wall for the cat. Cue some dude who pulls up in his car asking about a weird park in a neighbourhood where there is definitely no such park.
When we asked him what he was up to he said he was there on behalf of “The Council” which typically means Derbyshire County Council, looking for coins.
When further probed he was referring to this: http://www.ncmd.co.uk/
There is a thing in the UK that if it isn’t gold or silver, whatever artifact you find on private land you get to split it 50/50 with the landowner. Just last month some rando found a ring worth £120 000!!! Bananas!
Dude in the car found the oldest recorded coin reported in Derbyshire just last week! It’s called the King John of Ireland something something. Can’t remember the name, but it looked very much like the one pictured above.
So I’m thinking nullh and I need to join up and get our treasure hunt on. I mean, we GeoCache from time to time, so why not get actual treasure for our troubles?