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THE HIGH WEALD HOARD

In 2012 A detectorist from Burwash, Tim Symonds discovered The High Weald hoard about 30 miles north of Brighton.

The coins, worth about £40,000, were bought with help from the Heritage fund.

“It is such a large haul and so historic, it seemed entirely likely that the British Museum would want it or that it could possibly have moved to American.” Commented Mr Symonds.

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The hoard was catalogued by the British Museum and recognised as an important find for the region by the government’s Treasure Valuation Committee.

The cash value was divided between Mr Symonds and the landowner, who wants to remain anonymous.

The hoard, which dates from the third century, is one of the largest collections of Roman coins ever found in Sussex.

Mr Symonds said the day he found them was “like a dream”.

“It was nearly dark. It was winter, it was cold and raining,” he said.

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Idyllic £4 Million Hoxne hoard house goes up for sale

In the heart of Suffolk, this delightful former vicarage has come to the market.

Anyone who watched the brilliant BBC series The Detectorists will be able immediately to call to mind an image of what to expect of a home in Hoxne, Suffolk. The village is best known as the location of The Hoxne Hoard, whose discovery is exactly the sort of story that inspired Mackenzie Crook’s eccentric, bucolic masterpiece.

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The tale goes that a local farmer named Peter Whatling had lost a hammer, and asked his friend Eric Lawes — a retired gardener and amateur metal detectorist — to see if he could find it. What Lawes turned up was something totally different: the largest collection of late-Roman gold and silver ever found in Britain, with over 15,000 items and a value (in today’s prices) of almost £4 million.

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