Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Hoard of Roman coins found buried in field in Jersey after 30-year metal detector quest

Two metal detector enthusiasts have uncovered Europe's largest hoard of Iron Age coins worth up to £10 million - after searching for more than 30 years.
Determined Reg Mead and Richard Miles spent decades searching a field in Jersey after hearing rumours that a farmer had discovered silver coins while working on his land.

They eventually struck gold and uncovered between 30,000 and 50,000 coins, which date from the 1st Century BC and have lain buried for 2,000 years.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2164897/10m-hoard-Roman-coins-buried-field-Jersey-30-year-metal-detector-quest.html#ixzz1ytyn4S7p

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