Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage gives out 200,000 kroner award based on “startling” gold discovery

Gold findPhoto: NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet / NTB
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The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage is giving out a finder’s fee of NOK 200,000 after a gold find was made with a metal detector in Skaun Municipality in Trøndelag.

In 2016, a person with a metal detector in Skaun made a fascinating discovery – a golden artifact. It weighed a total of 392.2 grams, and was dated to the Iron Age, the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage stated.

It was one of the greatest gold finds made by a private person in modern times. The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage is now paying a finder’s fee of NOK 200,000, which is the highest payment that the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage has paid to a private individual in recent times.

The average sum for the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage’s payments is NOK 1,500.

“This is an exceptional discovery… The find is startling due to its size,” senior adviser at the Directorate Lars Reinholt Aas said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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