Relic Hunting at the Site of Chernyakhov Culture Settlement Near Yamy

For now, we gradually moved towards a plowed field on the hill above the "pottery" spot. The afternoon heat reached its peak. This type of weather is the worst for metal detecting in the open. Not only there is a high chance of getting a heat-stroke, but also the Explorer's LCD screen turns black from being hit by direct sunrays. In this case, one has to rely solely on the signal sounds.

Dima and I were taking turns in running to the river, filling the 2-liter plastic bottles with cold water and bringing them back. Then one had to pour the water on top of his partner to cool him down.

The field did not yield anything after we searched it for two hours. Now it was time to metal detect at the prime location. We crossed the marsh and as soon as I turned my detector on, I got a good bronze signal.


Finally I Had a "Keeper!"

Medieval Bronze Relic


Bronze Buckle


A Typical Buckle of Chernyakhov Culture

Chernyahov Culture Bronze Buckle AD III-V


A Similar Item I Saw in the Museum

Similar Item in Museum


At a Closer Look

Bronze Buckle Details


Bronze Buckle Details


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