Category Archive 'Jersey Hoard'

06 Jul 2012

Three-Quarter Ton Hoard of Celtic Coins Found By Metal Detectors on Jersey

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The coins were mostly fused into a solid mass.

British hobbyists Reg Mead and Richard Miles searched for three decades on the basis of rumors of a farmer finding silver coins on his land before finding a massive hoard of 30,000-50,000 coins lying beneath a mound of clay under a hedge. The coins are believed to date from the first century B.C. and to have been struck by a tribe called the Coriosolitae who lived on the northern coast of modern-day Brittany. The theory is that the coins were buried to protect them from the Roman army advancing under the command of Julius Caesar.

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