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17 January 2009

Iron age gold coins found by a treasure hunter

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A treasure hunter has found modern Britain's biggest haul of prehistoric gold coins - using a metal detector.

The collection of 824 gold staters was found in a broken pottery jar buried in a field near Wickham Market, Suffolk.

Jude Plouviez, of the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, said the coins dated from 40BC to AD15.

Their value when in circulation had been estimated at a modern equivalent of between £500,000 and £1million.

This is the largest collection of gold coins from that period ever found in modern Britain.
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9 comments: on "Iron age gold coins found by a treasure hunter"

msjackhammer said...

Darn! I was wondering where I buried those!

Anonymous said...

Keep digging! Hope you find more! Need any help?

Ruud Blauwveld said...

Thanks to Google.Ruud Blauwveld(Ghent-Belgium!)

Rajesh Manwatkar said...

excellent,
all the best, hope u find more

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Bronx Bomber said...

Geez! I wished I've found that! Lucky guy!

JESTER said...

Darn!!!if only id reachd their before