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Exceptionally rare gold coin worth 100k found in pristine condition

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A metal detector enthusiast made the discovery of a lifetime while searching on a freshly ploughed farm field near a historical Roman road in Dover, Kent.  As the 30-year-old detectorist removed the dirt from the shiny find, his initial reaction was that it must be a fake, as it was in absolute pristine condition.
Following authentication by the British Museum, it was confirmed that he found an exceptionally rare 24 carat Aureus coin, embellished with the face of Emperor Allectus who reigned during 293 AD, which dates it back to almost 2000 years ago.

The finder said 'At first I was quite skeptical of its authenticity because it was so shiny but when I realized what it could be potentially I just completely freaked out by it.'

The coin is approximately the size of a modern one penny and weighs 4.31 grams.  Displayed on one side is the head of Allectus and on the other, that of two captives kneeling at the feet of Apollo.

The only other known specimen of this coin in in the wo…

Medieval ring found in Robin Hood's Sherwood Forrest.

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Mr.Mark Thompson was metal detecting in Sherwood Forest, in Nottinghamshire, where the legend of Robin Hood originates when he discovered a beautiful gold ring set with a blue sapphire stone.  It has the image of an infant Christ engraved on one side and that of a Saint on the other.

It is believed to date from the 14th century and similar to one found with the tomb of Archbishop of Canterbury, William Whittlesey, who died in 1374.


A regional finds liaison officer, Dot Boughton, confirmed that the case has been referred to the coroner to be formally declared a treasure, following tests at the British Museum.
Mr. Thompson says that he found the ring within 20 minutes while searching with his metal detector in the forest and making this find could completely change his life.