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Friday, 9 July 2010

Treasure hunter finds huge Roman coin hoard in Britain

It is all over the news today about Dave Crisp, a 63 year old found the hoard of some 52,000 coins in Devizes in Wiltshire in April. I don't mind admitting just how jealous I feel, when I hear about somebody finding a hoard.

Tony Williams, Coroner for Somerset, will hold an inquest on Thursday 22nd July on one of the largest Roman coin hoards ever found in Britain, the Portable Antiquities Scheme funded by the Museums, Libraries and Archive Council and Somerset County Council has reported.

Dave Crisp reported the find to his local Finds Liaison Officer. Initially Mr Crisp found 21 coins, but when he came across a pot filled with more he knew he needed archaeological help to excavate them.






























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