Two men find £10m coin hoard in Jersey
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A record-breaking £10 million coin hoard has been discovered by two metal detector enthusiasts in Jersey.
Experts working on the discovery have found silver and gold in the 30,000 to 50,000 Celtic coin collection that dates back to 50BC - the time when Julius Caesar and his armies were advancing north through France, forcing tribal communities to head to the coast to find a safe refuge.
Many of them would have buried their wealth to keep it safe.
The haul was discovered by Richard Miles and Reg Mead, who suspected there was treasure in the area three decades ago.
According to the Daily Mail, Mr Mead said: 'Richard found the first one and it was amazing – when you see him raising his hand above his head (saying) "got one"'
"The machine picked up a really strong signal – so we immediately got in touch with professional archaeologists.
"They started digging and we could not believe how many coins there were.
"All of them were stuck together. I have been searching for things like this since 1959 and never found anything on this scale before.
"We had been searching that land for 30 years."
Neil Mahrer, conservator with Jersey Heritage, said: "As we unravel the story behind the hoard we are beginning to make some very exciting discoveries."
An inquest will now be carried out to establish ownership rights.
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