Novice treasure hunter who bought basic metal detector found 40 Roman coins worth £100,000

By Leon Watson Published, Tuesday 16th October 2011

A novice treasure hunter who bought a basic metal detector returned to the shop in shock weeks later, clutching part of the country’s finest ever hoard of Late Roman gold coins.

The man stunned staff by showing them 40 gold Solidi, before asking them: ‘What do I do with this?’

They contacted local experts and together got the permits they needed, headed back to the scene and pulled up another 119 gleaming pieces.

The hoard could be worth more £100,000.

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