Sunday, April 15, 2012

Treasure hunter finds rare Roman coins

A hoard of 33 rare Roman coins has been found in a field near Hebden. Colne man Mick Wilson, who had been metal detecting with his friend Colin Binns, of Skipton, made the startling discovery on May 29, 2011. 

The hoard of rare Roman coins [Credit: Craven Herald & Pioneer]
The 33 silver Roman dinari, dating from 30AD to 170AD, were found nine inches below the ground’s surface. 

Now Mr Wilson has been designated as the finder of the treasure by coroner Robert Turnbull during an inquest in Skipton.

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