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Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Hoard of ancient Roman coins found in Derbyshire field
Metal detector enthusiasts have unearthed a hoard of ancient Roman coins in a Derbyshire field.
The coins, dating back to the 4th century, were discovered by Thomas Dobson and Robbie Wilson in Parwich in May 2019.
The hoard of 61 coins were classed as treasure at Derby and Derbyshire Coroner's Court on Monday, February 3.
The treasure trove inquest heard that the coins were minted between 380AD and 405AD. Person or persons unknown hid them on land in Parwich and never came back to retrieve them.
The detectorists contacted authorities once they had found the items.
The value of the hoard is not yet known.
Anyone who finds items believed to be more than 300-years-old has a legal obligation to report it under the Treasure Act 1996.
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Posted by David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot at 10:48 AM
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