Treasure Finds and Stories
Our First Hoard Ever
Thought I would share a few pictures of our first Roman silver hoard now that it's in the public domain. It has been declared as treasure today by the coroner’s court. The coins were found in Mid-Cornwall near to a tin mining area. We weren't searching for Roman and all three of us had just bought detectors for the first time.
My father was detecting near to some old chicken sheds with his X-TERRA 705 when he found the first coin. At first we thought it was a Roman bronze as it was covered in crud and we looked in poor condition.
My brother (using an older Minelab 70 series) then found another 10 or so more in a small 1 square metre area in the next field and my father another 5. I drove down from Devon and used my E-TRAC to hoover up several more.
In total we found around 40 silver radiates dating from early to mid 3rd century. Emperor's Postumus and Gallienus.
Later my father also dug a Faustina I from about 120AD nearby. (no pics)
Coins are currently at the British Museum in London and are likely to be bought by the Cornish Museum.
A dream find for us as this far down we don't get much Roman!!!