Watch Conservationists Disassemble World’s Largest Known Celtic Coin Hoard

Started by gash, August 09, 2017, 07:48:01 pm

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Reg Mead and Richard Miles are proof that striking silver can be just as exciting as hitting gold--especially if the precious metal in question is a massive heap of ancient coins.

In the summer of 2012, the two amateur treasure hunters used metal detectors to discover the world's largest-known Celtic coin hoard--now known as Catillon II--buried in a field on the Isle of Jersey in the British Channel Islands. The duo had spent more than 30 years searching for the rare stash, after a farmer's wife (other accounts refer to her as a daughter) told them decades prior that her family had discovered silver coins while plowing a field.

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