Jewellery treasure lay burried in garden

Two hundred and jewelry from the Middle Ages has turned up in the garden in Austria.

It can pop up the most peculiar objects, when you start to dig into the earth. An Austrian garden owners found 200 gold and silver jewelry and jewelry parts from the Middle Ages. Rings, brooches, dress pins and belt buckles adorned with pearls, coral and precious stones, and parts of the drums and spoons of gold and silver saw the light, when the man extended his garden pond in Wiener Neustadt south of Vienna.
The jewelry was covered with soil, and garden owners did not think it was something special. Therefore, he dug up the metal parts in his basement, and only after two years he took them up again and started to wonder if they were worth something. He laid out some photos of the jewelry on the Internet and was contacted immediately by amateur archaeologists, who urged him to contact the local museum.
The value is still unknown
The tax has been taken care of by the authorities, and now waits several years of work, which includes determining the purity of the gold and silver
the objects are made of. Therefore, the Austrian curators had not yet comment on the tax economic value.
The archaeological value, there is however no doubt. There have been very few similar findings in Austria. In 1997, found the so-called silver treasure from Fuchsenhof, but it was not at all on the same scale. The jewelry was less gaudy and meant for the ordinary middle class, believes the archaeologist Thomas Kühtreiber, who worked with Fuchsenhofskatten. Wiener Neustadt-tax, which is considered to be from the period around 1250-1350, however, consists of jewelry, worn by society’s elite, believe Kühtreiber.
There may be various reasons for that buried treasure, but one possible reason is that it would be protected from robbers. Archaeologists know that during the Middle Ages was an important trade near the treasure finds place. Perhaps it belonged to the tax a merchant or a jeweler with a shop at this trade.

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