Roman Gold Coin Hoard in Yeovil
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03 Feb 2016 01:11 PM  
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ear...pitch.html

A JCB driver who dug up 3,000 rare Roman coins which he put in a carrier bag will be able to keep the cash despite colleagues claiming it was a team find.
Mark Copsey, 44, was levelling a recreation ground for a hockey pitch when he spotted something in the soil.

He found a collection of 3,339 silver coins carrying depictions of an elephant and a hippopotamus buried around 270AD.
Mr Copsey immediately scooped them up and put them in a plastic carrier bag - and an inquest has ruled he will now be entitled to a third of their value.

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03 Mar 2016 09:38 PM  
Thanx for posting Al, very interesting ! Lovely condition coins , No discernable wear at all so they must have been buried almost as they were minted or part of a big stash that was never used or circulated. I think I would have kept half a dozen !!
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04 Mar 2016 08:04 PM  
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