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Amateur Archaeologist Stumbles Onto Trove Of Roman Coins In Switzerland

 
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 Posted 05/23/2022  11:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

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t's not every day that a jaunt with a metal detector turns up something truly revelatory. One might expect to find a vintage engagement ring or a necklace lost to time—but a set of over a thousand Roman coins? That seems unlikely.

Yet that's exactly what happened to Daniel Lüdin as he perused a section of forest in Bubendorf, Switzerland, close to Wildenstein Castle, on an early September day in 2021. As the amateur archaeologist swept his metal detector across the ground, a "strong signal" suddenly emitted from the machine, according to a statement from Archäologie Baselland, the archaeology department for the state of Basel-Landschaft, or Baselland. When Lüdin began to dig, he was shocked by what he found: a clay pot filled with 1,290 coins.


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smar...n-180980025/

The coins appear to be remarkably well preserved. The portraits on the coins look very nice and sharp to me.
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 Posted 05/23/2022  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Super neat! Strange enough, this is a somewhat common occurrence. It would be a thrill to find a hoard of coins.
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 Posted 05/23/2022  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A truly insane find .

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 Posted 05/24/2022  05:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One thing has always interested me in such news. A person who has found such a treasure leaves a few coins he found for himself as a souvenir ?
Perhaps the state will give him the amount of the treasure found, but I don't think it will give him a few coins, but keep everything for himself.
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 Posted 07/07/2022  04:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ttkoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a fantastic find. I dabble in the detecting of coins down under, but Australia doesn't have the advantage of a long and colourful history like in Europe.
Thanks for posting.
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 Posted 07/07/2022  08:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why can't I find a cache of Draped Bust Silver Dollars ?

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 Posted 07/10/2022  12:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is an amazing find. Thanks for sharing the story.
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 Posted 07/10/2022  1:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captainmandrake1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The newly discovered coins were found on the border of three Roman estates, indicating they may have been buried as a border sanctuary or a sacrifice to the gods...

Or maybe it was just a guy's change jar waiting for the next time he went down to the Coinstar!
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