Stunned metal detectorists discover hoard of 1,700-year-old coins

Started by gash, September 05, 2017, 12:37:09 pm

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A long-forgotten hidden hoard of Roman coins unearthed on farmland in Lincolnshire is coming up for auction.

The complete 'Near Spilsby' collection of 281 Roman coins was discovered by two metal detectorists.

The mainly bronze coins, featuring Roman emperor Constantine the Great and members of his family, would have been buried in the ground near Spilsby around 340 AD but were never recovered by the original owner.

The Midlands metal detectorists who found the coins wish to remain anonymous, but one of them said: "The coins would have been hidden there by someone who planned to return but they never did. Who knows what happened to them.

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