First-Time Treasure Hunter Discovers Trove of Roman-Era Gold Coins (w/Video)

from ABC News

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Thu, Oct 18, 2012 8:37 AM EDT

Armed with a basic metal detector, a first-time treasure hunter in Britain reportedly has uncovered a trove of Roman-era gold coins that experts believe represents one of the largest such finds in England’s history.

The cache of coins – Roman solidi dating back to the 4 th century – is estimated to be worth £100,000, or about $160,000 in U.S. dollars.

According to the Helmel Gazette newspaper, the man – whose name has not been made public – reportedly bought a beginner’s metal detector from a shop in the Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, area. A few weeks later, the man returned to the shop, showed the shopkeepers 40 gold coins, and asked them: “What do I do with this?” . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Regton Metal Detecting Tips: Common Detecting Mistakes

Published on Apr 18, 2012

Common Detecting Mistakes? This is the seventh video in a series of hints & tips to help and improve your metal detecting skills and techniques. Nigel Ingram, from Regton, presents the whole series.

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