Schoolboy with metal detector unearths ancient Viking hoard of Harald Bluetooth's treasure

Danish King Harald Bluetooth being baptized by Poppo the monk in a relief dated to circa 1200 Anagoria – Own work under Creative Commons

Danish King Harald Bluetooth being baptized by Poppo the monk in a relief dated to circa 1200 Anagoria – Own work under Creative Commons

A 13 year-old boy is among treasure hunters who sparked the discovery of hundreds of thousand-year-old silver coins.

According to archaeologists, was found about 100 silver coins probably during the reign of Harald Gormsen, better known as Harald I Bluetooth.

But it turned out to be part of the most significant single find of coins and ornaments linked to King Harald Bluetooth (910 - 987).

The finders, Rene Schoen and 13-year-old Luca Malaschnitschenko were using metal detectors on the field near the village Schaprode when Luca found a piece of metal he thought was aluminium rubbish.

As per Some statement released from the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Business Office for Tradition and Historic Preservation, the teenaged boy and a volunteer preservationist found the Very First silver item in the municipality of both Schaprode at January.

The 400 square metre dig has so far yielded braided necklaces, pearls, brooches, a Thor's hammer, rings and up to 600 chipped coins.

The Baltic island of Rugen, now in Germany, has proved to be a fertile hunting-ground for archaeologists and treasure hunters when it comes to finding relics of Denmark's Viking past.

The oldest coin in the trove is a Damascus dirham dating to 714 while the most recent is a Frankish Otto-Adelheid penny minted in 983.

Experts believe the treasure may have been buried in the 980s.

"We have here the rare case of a discovery that appears to corroborate historical sources", archaeologist Detlef Jantzen said. This is because of his impeccable communication skills which helped him unite modern-day Norway, Germany, Sweden and Denmark.

Gormsson was one of the last Viking kings of Denmark and became popular for bringing Christianity to the country.

His nickname came from the fact he had a dead tooth that looked bluish, but it's now best known for the wireless Bluetooth technology invented by Swedish telecom company Ericsson.

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