Tuesday, January 11, 2011
2,000 Year Old Treasure of Roman Coins Discovered in English Field
An amateur sleuth with a metal detector has uncovered the haul of a lifetime in a Cumbrian field.
John Murray, 66, was amazed to find 308 Roman coins, some thought to be nearly 2,000 years old. The hoard was concealed in a smashed pot a few feet below the ground at Beckfoot, near Silloth.
It is the second major Roman find in Cumbria, following the Crosby Garrett helmet which was unearthed by a . . .
Full story at: The Whitehaven News