Arthur Shippee forwarded this BBC article from the Explorator newsletter about the recent auction of a hoard of coins unearthed by a metal detectorist. -EditorA hoard of ancient coins discovered by a man with a metal detector in a Kent field have sold for more than 35,000.
The 41 Celtic gold coins, many in pristine condition and dating back to the 1st Century, fetched three times the expected price at auction.
They were found over a three-year period near Westerham, but the exact location is being kept secret.
The hoard comprised three staters and 38 quarter staters, mostly depicting a horse surrounded by motifs.
Morton and Eden auction house in London said one of the treasures broke records for a Celtic coin found in the UK.
To read the complete article, see: Treasure hunt coins sell for 35k (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/7449175.stm)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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