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Massive hoard of 4,000 Roman coins unearthed


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In the money! Massive hoard of 4,000 Roman coins unearthed in Switzerland after lying undisturbed under a cherry tree for 1,700 years

Hoard is one of biggest of its kind ever to have been found in Switzerland

Buried some 1,700 years ago, the coins collectively weigh 33lbs (15kg)

They bear the impressions of Roman Emperors Aurelian and Maximillian

Farmer who discovered them beneath a cherry tree won't get reward

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3326915/Hoard-4-000-Roman-coins-unearthed-Money-laid-undisturbed-beneath-Swiss-cherry-tree-1-700-years.html#ixzz3s2Z3eq34

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Nice find!

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The Farmer who found it should have at least get something fer gawd's sakes ~

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Well, you can certainly sell them to willing coin collector's, I suppose.

Of course, I don't know what laws in that country govern finds such as these.

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I would become the Count of Monte Cristo.

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These coins are of only marginal value unless made of gold, silver or are of extreme rarity. Roman coins were used from mintage date to, well, I recently saw a woman wearing a bracelet featuring a coin minted during the reign of Elagabalus in the third century CE. Roman coins were even transported to the New World. From time to time coins are fou d amongst old Indian artefacts. No, neither Cato or Pliny the Younger ever visited Alabama, but Spanish explorers with coins in their pockets did.

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