|Release date||9 July 2003 (Update)|
|Quest item?||The Dig Site|
|High Alch||0 coins|
|Low Alch||0 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Examine||An unusual symbol as yet unidentified by the archaeological expert.|
Ancient talisman is a members-only quest item. It is used in The Dig Site quest. Once you have passed all exams, go to dig in level 3 site (requires trowel and specimen brush) and you will eventually find the ancient talisman. Bring it to the archaeology expert to learn that it is actually a talisman of Zaros. The archaeology expert is impressed and will give you an invitation letter to enter winches. After the quest, the talisman is on display at the Varrock Museum.
If you try feed the talisman to a wicked hood it says "Irrelevant."
- Before the quest was released, the Ancient talisman was originally called "Zaros talisman", but Jagex changed the name shortly before the quest was released.[ ]
- The talisman says "Zaros will return, And unleash his wrath on Zamorak the pretender."