July 08, 2010
Coin Find

Archeologists in Britain have announced the discovery of a huge Roman coin hoard. Huge as in 52,000 coins weighing a whopping 350 pounds. The hoard was discovered by a hobbyist using his metal detector, but he had presence of mind to stop what he was doing and call in the archeologists when he realized what he'd found. The local county council now hopes to have the find declared treasure, which will allow the discoverer and the land owner to be compensated at market value for their discovery. I'll let the coin collector in the peanut gallery speculate as to just how much that might be.

Posted by scott at July 08, 2010 09:16 AM

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'bout tree-fiddy.

Posted by: Ron ap Rhys on July 8, 2010 12:22 PM

read the article. here's a funny bit:

Somerset County Council Heritage Service now hope the coroner will declare the find as treasure.

the coroner?

Posted by: mrfred on July 8, 2010 01:29 PM

Yeah, I noticed that too. I guess that, in a tiny English hamlet, they gotta keep busy somehow.

Posted by: scott on July 8, 2010 07:14 PM
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