A Metal Detector Led This Hobbyist To Uncover Something He Never Anticipated

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Artifact #1

The first artifact was a coin, but not a penny or a nickel. This time, he had discovered something that was unlike anything he'd ever seen. He rubbed some dirt off of the surface, but he was still unsure as to what he was looking at. Was it some kind of ancient currency? As he cleaned the object, an engraving became visible...

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Looking Deeper

This was certainly one of the more intriguing things Mike had found in his career, but it wasn't too fascinating to him. The coin had a figure etched into one side as well as some words he couldn't make out. He didn't spend too long trying to analyze the artifact. Why not? Well, his detector was still picking up on something beneath the coin...

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The More You Know

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