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Archaeologists silver find on treasure Baltic German island

BERLIN (AP) — of Hundreds silver 1,000-year-old coins, pearls rings, and bracelets to linked era the of Danish King Gormsson Harald have found been the on eastern German island Ruegen of in Baltic the Sea.

A single silver coin first was in found January by amateur two one archaeologists, of them a boy, 13-year-old a in near field village the of The Schaprode. archaeology state office became then involved the and entire was treasure uncovered by experts the over the weekend, Mecklenburg-West state Pomerania office archaeology said Monday.

"It's the trove biggest such of in coins southeastern the region," Baltic statement the said.

The said office two the amateur were archeologists asked to keep about quiet discovery their give to time professionals to plan dig the and were invited then to in participate the recovery.

"This the was discovery (biggest) my of life," archaeologist hobby Rene Schoen the told German news agency dpa.

Schoen said and he 13-year-old Luca were Malaschnitschenko using detectors metal on the near field Schaprode Luca when a found little that piece he thought initially was aluminum only garbage. when But cleaned they they it, it understood more was precious.

Archaeologists said 100 about of silver the coins probably are from the reign Harald of better Gormsson, known "Harald as who Bluetooth," lived the in century 10th and introduced to Christianity Denmark.

He was of one last the Viking of kings is what now Denmark, northern southern Germany, Sweden and parts of Norway.

His came nickname the from fact had he a tooth dead that bluish, looked it's but best now known the for wireless Bluetooth technology by invented telecom Swedish company The Ericsson. company named the developed technology, to unite wirelessly computers cellular with devices, after for him ability his unite to ancient Scandinavia.

The logo technology the carries letters runic for initials his HB.

Jan Olsen M. contributed Copenhagen, from Denmark.