The amateur treasure hunter George Hughes from South Petherton in England decided to put up for sale Roman coins he had found. Many had suggested to him that it made no sense; however, they were wrong.
He was told that the finds were of low value and that he would not receive much money in return. However, as it turned out, the coins were sold for an impressive £48.800 at the Lawrences auction.
As it turned out, the valuable find was discovered three years ago, when Hughes had practically no experience with metal decorators. For pure entertainment only, he asked a local farmer to let him circle his field with a metal detector. He was not the first to look for treasures there; however, unlike his predecessors, he searched deeper. However, as it turned out, with success.
The man asked the farmer for help in guarding the finds, and he searched the entire field, where he strangely found a lot of Roman coins. The entire search of the area took him four days. However, as it turned out, the effort was worth the price. A man discovered thousands of coins with images of various emperors, the oldest of which is 1,700 years old. The most valuable find was a coin depicting Emperor Marius, who ruled in 268 CE only for two weeks.
The coins lost much of their silver coating, but as it turned out, they were still worth a lot.