The Jersey coin hoard is now a record breaker

The Catillon coin hoard also known as the Jersey hoard was discovered by metal detectorists Reg Mead and Richard Miles way back in 2012.
The number of coins has now been confirmed as 69,347 – breaking the record for the largest collection of Iron Age coins.

Cleaning the iron age coins from the Jersey hoard

The hoard has systematically been dismantled and the coins have been individually cleaned by the finders working alongside the local archaeologists, it is now on display at La Hougue Bie Museum in Jersey.
The journey started over 35 years ago when a local land owner said over lunch “you have one of thos metal detectors dont you”, then she went on to tell the story of how when she was a youn girl she remembered scattered coins turning up behind the plough in her uncles field, the rest is history.
Towards the end there was a nice discovery, the finders discovered there were not just coins in the deposit, but deep inside Gold Torcs and fine jewellery.

XP made a short documentary about the hoard and the finders, covering some interesting topics such as search agrements and the correct procedure when treasure is found;


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