David Pickup forwarded this article from The Times about the finders of that massive Celtic coin hoard in Jersey. -Editor
Friends who unearthed treasure after a 30-year search must wait a little longer for their millions
Two metal detectorists who discovered an unprecedented treasure trove of coins after searching for 30 years may be wishing that finders were indeed
Richard Miles, 56, and Reg Mead, 77, are at odds with officials over the valuation of their discovery in Jersey that is recognised as the world's largest
hoard of Celtic coins.
Buried 2,000 years ago by Celts fleeing Julius Caesar's Roman armies, the treasure contains about 70,000 coins as well as gold jewellery - possibly the
first use of Jersey as an offshore bank.
My very limited experience of French metal detecting law is very different. I offered a medieval coin to a museum in England and when they found it had been
found in France by a metal detectorist they rejected it as by law it should have been given to the state. They eventually agreed to take it when the French
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Jersey coin finders are not keepers
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JERSEY GROUVILLE HOARD WAS TWO COLLECTIONS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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