Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Roman and Celtic coin hoard worth up to £10m found in Jersey

One of Europe's largest hoards of Iron Age coins has been unearthed in Jersey and could be worth up to £10m, according to an expert.

The Roman and Celtic coins, which date from the 1st Century BC, were found by two metal detector enthusiasts.

Dr Philip de Jersey, a former Celtic coin expert at Oxford University, said the haul was "extremely exciting and very significant".

He said each individual coin was worth between £100 and £200.

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Celtic coin

It was found under a hedge so perhaps this is an early example of hedge fund trading"

Deputy Rob Duhamel
Environment Minister
via http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-18579868