Metal detectorist finds 22,000 Roman coins

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Metal detectorist finds 22,000 Roman coins

How would you feel if you found a large pot of Roman coins while out metal detecting, that’s exaxctly what Laurence found with his XP Deus while detecting in Devon.
Laurence 51, made the discovery as he metal detected land near Seaton, in East Devon – when he found the hoard he was concerned someone would steal it, so he camped out for three nights while archaeologists excavated the site.

Metal detectorist finds 22,000 Roman coins

The find !

While out detecting with his XP Deus Laurence got a large signal, he thought it was iron but decided to dig anyway.
As he dug down he found three iron ingots, when he lifted them Roman coins were stuck to the underside.

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XP Deus Hoard hunting

Having read about Saxon hoards in the recent news we decided to have a Sundays metal detecting of a different nature.
Our aim was to dig deep targets, so armed with the Deus 13″ coils we headed off onto our fields.Our approach was slightly different to normal, we wanted a set up that gave us information based on the size and depth of the target, we were not interested in whether it was a high or low conductor, just size and depth. Having run through the Deus options we both decided to choose the pitch feature.GDS-GIF

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