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Hoard of Roman coins unearthed near Kington
ELEVEN Roman coins have been found near Kington.
Ian Cole and Alun Crichton unearthed the hoard on a field on the Herefordshire and Powys border.
The Hereford Metal Detecting Club members are currently in the process of having their find, which they believe dates back to the early second century, verified.
The pair hope the coins will then be declared treasure by the county coroner.
“There is no dispute that they are Roman coins,” said Ian, from Old Radnor.
“They would date back to the early second century at around 150 AD.
“I have found Roman coins before, but not on that site, so it does add a bit of history to it.
“It is quite a discovery and it is definitely exciting and quite a thrill to know that you are the first person in nearly 2,000 years to pick them up.
“It is quite humbling as well because it makes you realise that we are in a progression of life.”
Ian first started metal detecting eight years ago and has been a member of Hereford Metal Detecting Club for the past six months. His oldest find is an Iron Age harness fitting ring that was about 7,000 years old.
“About every couple of weeks, I find old stuff, but you never know what you’re going to find,” said Ian.
“It is an addictive hobby and it gives you more knowledge about people who lived on the farms beforehand.”
Anyone wishing to join the Hereford Metal Detecting Club can meet up at the city’s rowing club on the last Monday of each month at 8pm.
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