A man digging a fishpond in his back garden in Thornbury, South
Gloucestershire, England, was amazed to find a treasure hoard of 20,000 4th
century Roman coins.
Ken Allen made a marvelous discovery recently while digging a fishpond in his
backyard. A ceramic pot containing 20,000 4th century Roman coins broke as it
was dug out of the ground.
Gail Boyle, from Bristol Museum, said: "This is the most amazing find of
treasure to come out of this area for 30 years."
A coroner will determine if the coins are considered treasure and may be
claimed by Allen.
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