I too have dreampt of the day i would find buried treasure.
Once i though i had, turned out to be a dead parrot in a box........
found a silver sixpence once, be damned if i know where i put it though! .....
found a fiver under a hedge a few months ago, been there for ages, stained and brown but still spent it. ....
found quite a few human bones in molehills in the churchyard that i mow, They're still waiting to be reburied.....
you would think with all the digging we do in our trade that the odds of us finding something valuable are pretty high,
Found a dead pet rabbit stewing in a plastic bag.
I've dug up all sorts of ageing coins but none of them are going to see me happily and comfortably through my retirement.
I did find a 13 ft well just in front of a porch which was covered with a veneer of tin sheet and some bars of steel - always wondered how no one ever fell into that one.
Perhaps it just doesn't happen to folk like us - I remember reading an article recently about two of Earl Spencers workers testing a metal detector on his estate - they found a painting buried in the grounds worth £50, 0000.
A large 1inch diameter coin which was dated 1789,
And while digging a border in Tockwith (site of the Battle of Marston Moor) we found 2 small coins which apparently date from the period, and a plain iron button, again matching syles used around the time. The house was 300 years old, and apparently the locals collected alot of left over loot from the battle field, and lots still turns up.
I'm glad it's not just me that stares at all that soil and can't understand why I never see a golden Saxon ring glinting in the ground.
Recently we found a load of very old, very attractive, blue glass lemonade powder bottles. When I googled them I discovered they were advertised on e-bay, for 99p each, with no bidders.
Ah well, just keep digging and hope that glint in the soil isn't a power cable!
Know a digger man who checked through a shed once before tossing it with the bucket, found a buscit tin with 5 grand in it, took it into the old woman owned the place, she forgot it was there, it was stashed years before when the house was being renovated to stop builders getting it.
She never gavem a penny.
digging a border years ago and managed to dig up fluffy (not so fluffy ) the customers cat .....
her little daughter wasnt pleased lady forgot her husband had buried there run over cat in the border 6 months ago ......STUNK ...aahhhhhhhh pet cemetary