Rare gold coin found by a metal detectorist

Rare gold coin worth £15,000 is found by an amateur treasure hunter who thought it was a bottle top.

A rare gold coin dating back to the 15th century has been unearthed by an amateur treasure hunter –  who thought it was a bottle top. The prized coin was struck during the brief 86-day reign of King Edward V who was murdered in the Tower of London. Brian Biddle, 64, found the Angel coin using a metal detector in a farmer’s field where it had laid undisturbed for 533 years.

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The land in Tolpuddle, Dorset, had been repeatedly searched over the years by members of the Stour Valley Search and Recovery Club before Brian turned up with his detector. He realised he was getting warmer in his hunt for a piece of treasure when his device sounded the alarm. Mr Biddle said: ‘At first I thought it was a bottle top as we find a lot of things like that. But once I got it out of the ground I realised it was a gold coin.’

Mr Biddle, from Bournemouth, took his lucky find to the Dorchester Museum. Experts identified it as an Angel coin with an image of Archangel Saint Michael slaying a dragon and the legend ‘Edward Di Gra’ which shows it was minted during the reign of Edward V.

It will be sold at auction in London and has been valued at £15,000.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

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Treasure hunter finds 350 year old New England coin

An amateur treasure-hunter John Stoner dug up silver a 350 year old threepenny coin up in a farmer’s field. The extremely rare New England coin, bearing the date 1652, is expected to sell for up to £1million when it is auctioned. It has been hailed as one of the finest examples of a currency produced in the days of the Pilgrim Fathers in a land that would become the United States. How the 17th century threepenny coin ended up in the village of King’s Clipstone, Nottinghamshire, is not known but coin-collectors from around the world clamoured to buy it.

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threepenny coin metal detected by metal detectorThe silver coin, bearing the date 1652, was unearthed by the metal detector enthusiast on Sunday

Large Roman coin hoard uncovered at Bredon Hill…

Large Roman coin hoard uncovered at Bredon Hill…

Published by BBC Hereford & Worcester, Monday 17th October 2011

“Metal detector enthusiasts discovered thousands of coins, featuring 16 different emperors, at Bredon Hill, near Evesham.” – Taken from Article.
















Roman coins found by metal detectorist at Bredon Hill in Worcestershire…

Published by Sunday Mercury, written by Ben Goldby, Sunday 16th October 2011.

“WHEN metal detectorist Terry Herbert discovered the Staffordshire Hoard, it was described as a once in a lifetime find.

But now a fellow treasure hunter may also have struck gold – after discovering a ‘huge haul’ of Roman coins near the historic Bredon Hill in Worcestershire.” – Taken from Article.

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Thanks from the finder of the South Warwickshire Hoard…

We received an email this morning from the finder of the South Warwickshire Hoard…

“Many Thanks to all at Regton.

As the finder of the South Warwickshire Hoard, which, after 3 long years within the Treasure Act process, is now proudly displayed in Warwick Museum. I wanted to inform you that this fantastic Hoard (1,146 Denarii 190 B.C. to 64 A.D. ) was found using an XP GoldMaxx Power, purchased from Regton around late 2007, this machine is the best I have ever used finding items with ease that other machines I’ve used would struggle to give a signal on (hot days, those tiny, surface fragments of poor quality metal, Roman brooch or pin).  I’m certain that any machine would have found the Hoard nucleus, & the larger groups of coins, but it was the DEEP “stragglers” (some very valuable) that the Goldy excelled itself on.  The soil in that area is extremely iron-rich, but the Goldy was locating them (running “Hot”), some coins on their side, at depths of 9″ plus, in settled soil. I think those sort of depths, given the conditions & intense July heat, are MORE than respectable. Other finds made with this incredible machine include a Porcupine Scaeat (not too many of these found in Warwickshire), & a 9mm Gold & Garnet Saxon “Mount” , itself subject to Treasure Act. regularly finding Minims on a site that other machines can’t find them on, too.

Thank you again, EXCELLENT Machine, great service & product knowledge from you as well.”

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Roman silver coins go on display in Warwick

The BBC, Published on 6th July 2011

The hoard, which dates back to 190 BC, will be on display from Saturday as the museum in Market Square, Warwick.

“A Roman pot containing 1,146 silver denarii coins was found by a man using a metal detector in a field on Edge Hill in the county.”

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