Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ancient gold treasure found in field

GOLD coins which could date back more than 2,000 years have been found in a field in Harborough district.

The ten coins originate from the continent, in an area which is now in Belgium, and are believed to pre-date a hoard of more than 5,000 Roman and Iron Age coins found in Hallaton in 2000.

They were unearthed by 55-year-old Steve Bestwick, secretary of the Leicester Search Society metal detecting club.

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