Beware on construction sites! During the renovation of an old barn in Brittany, craftsmen found 239 gold coins that had been hidden there for 300 years. The coins will now be sold at auction.
Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court in Essex has severely punished a detectorist. The man had found a hoard of gold coins. However, during his treasure hunt, he violated pretty much all existing rules and legal requirements. The unusual sentence seems to be somewhat archaic.
New EU licensing regulations for cultural property could hamper metal detectorists’ ability to sell finds on the European market – although these items have been cleared for sale in the UK. An analysis by Ivan Macquisten.
Rumours about a treasure in the house of the Jobez family had been around for a long time in the village of Morez located in the French Jura. But no one believed it. Now the doubters have been proven wrong: gold coins and bars have brought a windfall to the town.
A farmer found 1,753 denarii in Poland. This is one of the greatest treasures of Roman coins in Polish history. The silver coins bear testimony to the last resistance of the Vandals against the invading Goths – and the catastrophic consequences of their flight.