Newbie with Metal-Detector Finds One of UK’s Largest Roman Coin Hoards, Worth £100,000
A first-time treasure hunter is behind one of the largest Roman gold coin hoards ever discovered in the UK – thought to be worth £100,000.
National newspapers reported on Wednesday that the man, from Berkhamsted, had been sold a beginner’s metal detector from the town’s High Street-based Hidden History for £135.
He is reported to have gone back with 40 of the “solidi” coins, dating to the last days of Roman rule in Britain, and asked: “What do I do with this?”
Shop owners David Sewell and Mark Becher reported the find, and then joined a search party on the private land where the coins had been discovered.
The group found 119 more coins on the site to the north of St Albans. The last assignment of these coins to reach Britain arrived in AD 408.
David Thorold, prehistory to Medieval curator at the Verulamium Museum in St Albans, said: “During the period of the Roman occupation of Britain, coins were usually buried for two reasons.
“They were buried as a religious sacrifice to the Gods, or as a secure store of wealth, with the aim of later recovery.
“Threat of war or raids might lead to burial in the latter case, as may the prospect of a long journey, or any other risky activity.
“Gold solidi were extremely valuable coins and were not traded or exchanged on a regular basis. They would have been used for large transactions such as buying land or goods by the shipload.”
Read the full article at: hemeltoday.co.uk
Drought in Poland reveals 400-year-old sunken treasures
Medieval silver treasure found on Gotland
10 die in Egypt while digging for ancient treasures
Treasure worth £150m ($235m) found in Atlantic shipwreck
Antikythera treasures: richest haul of objects ever found from the ancient world
Billions worth of treasure found in Indian temple
2,000 year-old gold and silver hoard uncovered
The Staffordshire Hoard (photos)
Latest News from our Front Page
Barbara Lerner Spectre On Twitter!
Kevin MacDonald writes in 2010:
In the video below, Barbara Lerner Spectre, who runs a government-funded Jewish study group in Sweden, makes the following remarkable statement—remarkable because she does not attribute anti-Jewish attitudes to irrational prejudices or even Muslims who hate Israel. Instead she says that it’s because of the “leading role” played by Jews in the movement toward multiculturalism:
“I think ...
Sweden investigating underwater wreckage as possible Russian submarine
What may be the wreckage of a Russian submarine is seen off the coast of Sweden
The Swedish military is studying a video taken by shipwreck hunters who say it shows a wrecked submarine, just off the country’s eastern coast, which appears to be Russian.
Ocean X Team, the company behind the discovery, said on its website: “It is unclear how old ...
The Dissidenti™™ and their frazzled hall monitors buzzsaw with talk about “cuckservatives.” It’s the shiv du jour, you see. As shivs go, it is in this ‘umble narrator’s opinion one of the more lethal of the semantic shanks employed by dark realists.
Lovers and haters of the Cuck Shiv gird for battle (well, the haters girdle for battle). The wielders love ...
The Inevitable - The Daily Beast Begins The Personal Attacks To Tear Down Trumpâ€¦.
Only the politically naive didn’t see this coming. The liberal outlet “The Daily Beast” begins to attack Donald Trump personally, through a method of hiding behind citations in old books and manipulating content/context delivery to attack their target.
The Daily Beast takes this very specific and very strategic approach because references to the statements/opinions of others allows them to avoid libel and ...
Residents of Dresden Wake up to Find Overnight, City Park Has Been Turned Into Migrant Camp For 2,000
The German city which dared to stand-up to their government’s policy of accepting Islamisation and mass migration appears to have been punished for dissent by the zero-notice imposition of a migrant camp.
Government employees stood by the entrance of a city park in Dresden, Saxony on Thursday night handing out fliers to passers-by informing them the next day the green space, ...
|More News » |