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Thursday, 6 June 2013

I found Roman coins worth £100,000... 20 minutes after buying first metal detector

It's always nice to encounter a little beginners’ luck when you’re trying out a new hobby.
But if the phenomenon strikes on your inaugural treasure hunt, it can mean a significant payday.
Wesley Carrington was just 20 minutes into his first metal detecting trip when he unearthed a hoard of Roman gold coins estimated to be worth £100,000.

Yesterday he jokingly suggested he may have ‘peaked early’ in his treasure hunting career.
The novice revealed he had bought a basic detector from a local shop and headed straight out to woods to try his new gadget.

His initial finds included a spoon and halfpenny piece but then the machine started bleeping to indicate metal some way beneath  the ground.

After digging down around seven inches he unearthed the first of 55 ‘solidi’ – gold coins – dating back more than 1,600 years.

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