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#919035 - 2nd Jan 2015 1:01pm Thousands of ancient coins discovered
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Thousands of ancient coins discovered in Buckinghamshire field



Metal detector enthusiasts in Buckinghamshire have uncovered what is thought to be one of biggest hoards of ancient coins ever found in Britain.

Paul Coleman from the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club discovered more than 5,000 coins buried inside a lead bucket two feet under a field near Aylesbury.

The hoard contains specimens dating back to the 11th Century - the late Anglo Saxon, early Norman period.

The coins will now be examined by the British Museum.

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#919055 - 2nd Jan 2015 2:19pm Re: Thousands of ancient coins discovered [Re: Mark]
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Gosh the plastic bag is still in good nick ---are Sainsburys that old. Must be so exciting coming across an ancient hoard like that--I can see the enjoyment of detecting.

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#919073 - 2nd Jan 2015 4:24pm Re: Thousands of ancient coins discovered [Re: Mark]
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Wow what a fantastic discovery!

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#919228 - 3rd Jan 2015 10:53am Re: Thousands of ancient coins discovered [Re: Mark]
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A dream come true - especially if the finder (inc. club, landowner maybe?) receives half of whatever the coins make when sold! Those coins look to be in fantastic condition, too. Whenever I see anything like that I think, whose was the last hand to touch them? And in what circumstances? We'll never know..

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#919259 - 3rd Jan 2015 12:50pm Re: Thousands of ancient coins discovered [Re: Mark]
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This is a an amazing story.what a great start to the new year.

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#919267 - 3rd Jan 2015 1:49pm Re: Thousands of ancient coins discovered [Re: Mark]
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There you go Snowy, get that metal detector and let's all hunt for treasure.

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#919300 - 3rd Jan 2015 5:11pm Re: Thousands of ancient coins discovered [Re: fish5133]
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Gosh the plastic bag is still in good nick ---are Sainsburys that old.

Something funny about that, fish; I thought those bags were biodegradable. I think the whole thing is a spoof. wink
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#919309 - 3rd Jan 2015 6:00pm Re: Thousands of ancient coins discovered [Re: chriskay]
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and they never had zip seal bags them days.

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