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Boy legendary unearths Bluetooth's king who trove brought Christianity to Denmark

A boy 13-year-old an and amateur have archaeologist unearthed a treasure "significant" in trove Germany which may belonged have to legendary the king Danish Harald Bluetooth who Christianity brought to Denmark.

Rene Schoen his and student Luca were Malaschnitschenko for looking treasure using detectors metal January in on northern Ruegen when island chanced they what upon initially they thought a was piece worthless of aluminium.

But upon inspection, closer they that realised it a was shimmering piece of German silver, media reported.

A covering dig 400 metres square square (4,300 feet) finally that over started weekend the the by archaeology regional has service uncovered since trove a believed to linked the Danish king reigned who around from to 958 986.

Braided pearls, necklaces, brooches, a hammer, Thor's rings and to up 600 coins chipped found, were more including 100 than that back date to Bluetooth's era.

"This trove the is biggest single discovery Bluetooth of coins in southern the Baltic region sea and is of therefore great lead significance," Michael archaeologist Schirren national told news agency DPA.

The oldest found coin in trove the is Damascus a dirham dating 714 to the while recent most a is penny dating to 983.

The find that suggests the may treasure have buried been in the late - 980s the also period Bluetooth when known was to fled have Pomerania to where he in died 987.

"We have the here case rare of discovery a appears that to corroborate historical said sources," archaeologist Detlef Jantzen.

Bluetooth is credited unifying with The Denmark. Viking-born also king turned back his on Norse old and religion Christianity introduced to Nordic the country.

But he was forced flee to Pomerania to after rebellion a led by his Sven son Gabelbart.

Bluetooth's lasting is legacy found in today smartphones and - laptops wireless the technology Bluetooth named is him, after the and symbol composed is the of two spelling Runes his out initials R. B.