Eastern Funen well-represented at the Danefæ* exhibition

04. April 2017 | Landscape & Archaeology

An amazing 40 finds from eastern Funen, located by metal-detector searching, are on display at the Danish National Museum’s Danefæ exhibition, showing finds from 2016. It was an especially fruitful year for detector archaeology.

An amazing 40 finds from eastern Funen, located by metal-detector searching, are on display at the Danish National Museum’s Danefæ exhibition, showing finds from 2016. It was an especially fruitful year for detector archaeology.


On January 28, the Danish National Museum will open its exhibition of Danefæ finds for 2016. Detector people and finders are invited, and invitations are much sought-after, since there are a limited number of them. In the course of the day, detector enthusiasts will see a presentation of the handsome finds, other news and information on how to treat Danefæ and metal finds in particular.


This year, there are no fewer than 40 finds from the area of the Museums of Eastern Funen at the Danefæ exhibition, and 17 “finders” are represented. Among the chosen objects from eastern Funen are, naturally, several of the magnificent finds from 2016. This includes, among others, “The Aunslev Christ” and the unique, mounted warrior brooch from Hersnap.


The many exhibited finds are, of course, an expression of the high activity level among detector enthusiasts, including their careful, thorough and professional search methods and their conscientious treatment of finds. It also indicates that there are many rich find sites on eastern Funen.

*Danefæ means that buried treasure is the property of the king, or in our day, the National Museum. Compensation is paid to the finder.

 

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