Philip Mernick passed along this Daily Mail story about a man's long-ago coin find that turned out to be valuable. Thanks. -Editor
A Roman coin found by a metal detectorist 30 years ago has been revealed to be 2,000 years old and worth £10,000.
Tom Thomas, 62, kept the coin as part of an amateur collection until he was persuaded by a friend to take it to experts for valuation two years
The retired policeman from Reading, Berkshire, said: 'I knew it to be a Roman coin as I had found others in the past. I put it with my small
collection and thought nothing more of it.
'I've been metal detecting for more than 30 years and I've found lots of different coins and other Roman artefacts.
'It turned out to be the only one of its kind in the world.
'Mark contacted other experts, including the British Museum, and no-one had seen anything else like it before.'
The coin, which was dug up in a farmer's field in Berkshire and dates back to AD 286-93, is now set to go up for sale at Hansons Auctioneers,
in Derbyshire with a guide price of £10,000.
The coin, which is registered with the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), features the Roman goddess Salus feeding a snake rising from an
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detectorist, 62, discovers that a silver Roman coin he found 30 years ago is the only one of its kind and is worth £10,000
Wayne Homren, Editor
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