The Roman coin hoard and fragment of pot that it was buried in, near Rauceby.
The largest haul of Roman coins from the early 4th Century AD ever found in Britain has been unearthed near Sleaford by two metal detector enthusiasts.
The discovery was made near the village of Rauceby after the detectorists painstakingly searched the area for years.
The hoard, which consists of more than three thousand copper alloy coins, many of which are historically unique, is now being looked at by The British Museum and is regarded as being of significant international importance.
The coins have today (Thursday) officially been declared treasure under the Treasure Act 1996 at Lincoln Coroner's Court.
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