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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Dales treasure hunter finds rare Roman coins


Colne man Mick Wilson, who had been metal detecting with his friend Colin Binns, of Skipton, made the startling discovery on May 29, 2011.
The 33 silver Roman dinari, dating from 30AD to 170AD, were found nine inches below the ground’s surface.
Now Mr Wilson has been designated as the finder of the treasure by coroner Robert Turnbull during an inquest in Skipton.
“I do a lot of detecting in the Yorkshire Dales,” said Mr Wilson, who has been metal detecting since 1981. “Colin and I have been doing this for a long time, and although we always find something, this was my best find ever.”

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