This 35-year-old newbie historian was left in awe after finding 600 pieces of rare Denarius coins while digging the ground.
As the saying goes, ‘Finders keepers, losers’ weepers’. But how would you react if you found a treasure that is part of the history?
At Bridport, Dorset in England, a newbie historian named Mike Smale made a name for himself after discovering 600 rare pieces of 2,000-year-old silver coins from the 32BC, Roman Empire. The staggering surprise of unveiling coins after coins after coins left him and Anthony Butler, who is the owner of the farm where he found the Denarius coins, both in awe to receive the news that the coins’ worth will gross them up to 200,000 pounds, each coin amounting to 900 pounds.
The said stack of coins will be forwarded to the coroner to confirm its value and probably, sold in the museum. The profit will possibly be divided between Mike and Anthony.
Mike, a 35-year-old from Plymouth, Devon in England is still in awe of what he discovered. He said:
“It’s a great find, my biggest one, but I shan’t be giving it up. It’s great fun and I’m sticking with it.”
Based on the source, the pot of coins are believed was hidden under the soil and when run through by a plow, spreading the coins over the entire field. This once in a lifetime discovery is clearly not anticipated to occur again and will be worth every penny to watch the exciting discovery of these rare Denarius coins incidentally found in a field.
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