First-time treasure hunter unearths 10,000 Roman coins
Published on September 9th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks22
The silver and bronze 'nummi' coins, dating from between 240AD and 320AD, were discovered in a farmer's field near Shrewsbury, in Shropshire, last month.
Finder Nick Davies, 30, was on his first treasure hunt when he discovered the coins, mostly crammed inside a buried 70lb clay pot.
Experts say the coins have spent an estimated 1,700 years underground.