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Weird NewsImmaculate gold coin worth £100,000 emblazoned with the face of 'the first Brexiteer' who took Britain out of the Roman Empire in 293AD is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist

18:00  05 april  2019
18:00  05 april  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Stunned metal detectorist unearths a 'chocolate coin' - only to discover it is a 1,500-year-old Anglo-Saxon GOLD pendant

Stunned metal detectorist unearths a 'chocolate coin' - only to discover it is a 1,500-year-old Anglo-Saxon GOLD pendant Rachel Carter, 41, was searching a Kent field with her partner and her metal detector when she stumbled across the find. After showing the coin to her partner they realised what she had mistook to be a 'piece of junk' was in fact an authentic piece of British history (pictured) An amateur metal detectorist has compared finding a 6th century Anglo-Saxon pendant in a muddy field to 'winning the lottery'. The shiny piece of gold was originally mistaken to be a 'chocolate coin' due to its immaculate preservation but experts proved it is a gold pendant from 1,500 years ago.

Emperor Allectus took Britain out of the Roman Empire during his reign in 293 AD . An amateur metal detectorist scouring the grounds of a field in Kent has discovered a perfectly preserved It is emblazoned with the face of Emperor Allectu who is being touted as the first Brexiteer after he

An amateur metal detectorist scouring the grounds of a field in Kent has discovered a perfectly preserved gold coin dating back almost 2, 000 years. It is emblazoned with the face of Emperor Allectus who is being touted as the first Brexiteer after he took Britain out of the Roman Empire .

Immaculate gold coin worth £100,000 emblazoned with the face of 'the first Brexiteer' who took Britain out of the Roman Empire in 293AD is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The well-preserved coin is emblazoned with the face of Emperor Allectus, who is being touted as the first Brexiteer after he took Britain out of the Roman Empire during his reign around 293AD

An amateur metal detectorist scouring the grounds of a field in Kent has discovered a perfectly preserved  gold coin dating back almost 2,000 years.

It is emblazoned with the face of Emperor Allectus who is being touted as the first Brexiteer after he took Britain out of the Roman Empire during his reign around 293AD.

The 24 carat gold coin, known as an Aureus, is expected to sell for £100,000 ($130,000) when it goes to auction later this year.

Stunned metal detectorist unearths a 'chocolate coin' - only to discover it is a 1,500-year-old Anglo-Saxon GOLD pendant

Stunned metal detectorist unearths a 'chocolate coin' - only to discover it is a 1,500-year-old Anglo-Saxon GOLD pendant Stunned metal detectorist unearths a 'chocolate coin' - only to discover it is a 1,500-year-old Anglo-Saxon GOLD pendant

An amateur metal detectorist scouring the grounds of a field in Kent has discovered a perfectly preserved gold coin dating back almost 2, 000 years. It is emblazoned with the face of Emperor Allectus who is being touted as the first Brexiteer after he took Britain out of the Roman Empire

An amateur metal detectorist scouring the grounds of a field in Kent has discovered a perfectly It is emblazoned with the face of Emperor Allectus who is being touted as the first Brexiteer after he Emperor Allectus took Britain out of the Roman Empire during his reign in 293 AD His face is

An anonymous hobbyist found the coin in a newly-ploughed field near an ancient Roman road in Dover, Kent.

Immaculate gold coin worth £100,000 emblazoned with the face of 'the first Brexiteer' who took Britain out of the Roman Empire in 293AD is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The 24 carat gold coin, known as an Aureus, is expected to sell for £100,000 when it goes to auction later this year. An anonymous hobbyist found the coin in a newly-ploughed field near an ancient Roman road in Dover, Kent

The 30-year-old finder initially thought the coin was fake due to its condition until it weighed in at a hefty 4.31 grams - confirming its provenance.

There is just one other known matching example in in the world which resides in the British Museum.

As as result of its combination of rarity and preservation it is tipped to sell for a six-figure sum when it goes under the hammer at London auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb.

Stunned metal detectorist unearths a 'chocolate coin' - only to discover it is a 1,500-year-old Anglo-Saxon GOLD pendant

Stunned metal detectorist unearths a 'chocolate coin' - only to discover it is a 1,500-year-old Anglo-Saxon GOLD pendant Stunned metal detectorist unearths a 'chocolate coin' - only to discover it is a 1,500-year-old Anglo-Saxon GOLD pendant

Emperor Allectus took Britain out of the Roman Empire during his reign in 293 AD His face is emblazoned on the immaculately preserved An amateur metal detectorist scouring the grounds of a field in Kent has discovered a perfectly preserved gold coin dating back almost 2, 000 years.

The finder, who is a portrait artist, will have to split the proceeds of the sale 50/50 with the landowner. Immaculate gold coin worth £ 100 , 000 emblazoned with the face of ' the first Brexiteer ' who took Britain out of the Roman Empire in 293 AD is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist .

The coin, the first Allectus example to be discovered in 50 years, is roughly the size of a one penny piece.

The detectorist said: 'This really is the find of a lifetime for me and the greatest discovery I have made by miles.

'At first I was quite sceptical of its authenticity because it was so shiny but when I realised what it could be potentially I just completely freaked out by it.

'It was then authenticated by the British Museum and the specialist there was just as ecstatic as me. He said it was one of the best finds he had ever seen.'

Immaculate gold coin worth £100,000 emblazoned with the face of 'the first Brexiteer' who took Britain out of the Roman Empire in 293AD is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited An anonymous hobbyist found the coin in a newly-ploughed field near an ancient Roman road in Dover, Kent. The 30-year-old finder thought the coin was fake at first as it was in such good condition until it weighed in at a hefty 4.31 grams - confirming its provenance Immaculate gold coin worth £100,000 emblazoned with the face of 'the first Brexiteer' who took Britain out of the Roman Empire in 293AD is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited There is just one other known matching example in in the world which resides in the British Museum. As as result of its combination of rarity and preservation it is tipped to sell for a six-figure sum

Allectus ruled in Britain and northern Gaul from 293 to 296AD.

Immaculate gold coin worth £100,000 emblazoned with the face of 'the first Brexiteer' who took Britain out of the Roman Empire in 293AD is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist

Immaculate gold coin worth £100,000 emblazoned with the face of 'the first Brexiteer' who took Britain out of the Roman Empire in 293AD is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist An anonymous hobbyist found the coin in a newly-ploughed field near an ancient Roman road in Dover, Kent. The 30-year-old finder thought the coin was fake at first as it was in such good condition.

An amateur metal detectorist scouring the grounds of a field in Kent has discovered a perfectly preserved gold coin dating back almost 2, 000 years. It is emblazoned with the face of Emperor Allectus who is being touted as the first Brexiteer after he took Britain out of the Roman Empire

Immaculate gold coin worth £ 100 , 000 emblazoned with the face of ' the first Brexiteer ' who took Britain out of the Roman Empire in 293 AD is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist . An anonymous hobbyist found the coin in a newly-ploughed field near an ancient Roman road in Dover

He is best known for his to attempts to lead a rebel empire, effectively annexing Britain from Rome.

He has been dubbed by many as a 'Brexiteer of his day' and was assassinated in battle in 296AD.

The coin depicts a noble-looking Allectus on one side and on the obverse has two captives kneeling at the feet of Apollo.

The coin was found last month and can be sold at auction as under British law, the existing Treasure Act states single gold coins do not count as treasure and as such the coroner does not have to be notified.

There are controversial plans to revise the current legislation that include redefining single gold coins as treasure upon their discovery.

Immaculate gold coin worth £100,000 emblazoned with the face of 'the first Brexiteer' who took Britain out of the Roman Empire in 293AD is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The coin, the first Allectus example to be discovered in 50 years, is roughly the size of a one penny piece Immaculate gold coin worth £100,000 emblazoned with the face of 'the first Brexiteer' who took Britain out of the Roman Empire in 293AD is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The finder, who is a portrait artist, will have to split the proceeds of the sale 50/50 with the landowner but it can be sold at auction as it is not considered 'treasure'

The finder, who is a portrait artist, will have to split the proceeds of the sale 50/50 with the landowner.

Metal detectorist unearths stunning £15,000 gold hat pin from 1485 which may have belonged to King Edward IV

Metal detectorist unearths stunning £15,000 gold hat pin from 1485 which may have belonged to King Edward IV An amateur metal detectorist has unearthed a precious jewel that could have belonged to Edward IV or one of his inner circle. It was discovered by Lisa Grace in a field in Lincolnshire.

Immaculate gold coin worth £ 100 , 000 emblazoned with the face of ' the first Brexiteer ' who took Britain out of the Roman Empire in 293 AD is An amateur metal detectorist scouring the grounds of a field in Kent has discovered a perfectly preserved gold coin dating back almost 2, 000 years.

Emperor Allectus took Britain out of the Roman Empire during his reign in 293 AD His face is emblazoned on the immaculately preserved coin found in Dover

'I've never found anything like it in seven years of detecting and I'm still gobsmacked now,' the fortuitous finder added.

'The landowner has been made aware and is obviously really excited.

'I don't have any plans for the money at the moment but the first thing the landowner said to me was that they would be going on holiday.

'I actually wish I could afford to keep the coin but unfortunately it's way out of my range.

'The field doesn't really have any history of Roman coinage. I've searched it before without finding anything but made the discovery about 45 minutes into this search.'

Nigel Mills, of a coin consultant from Dix Noonan Webb, said: 'This is an amazing find and is one of the finest condition coins out there.

'I've never seen one like it in my 40 years of work so it really is a remarkable discovery.

'We would expect it to attract a lot of interest as it just has everything going for it.

'The rarity is there, the condition is there and it's made of 24 carat gold all of which make it an fantastic coin.'

The sale takes place on June 12.

Metal Detectorist Finds a Gold Hatpin That May Have Belonged to Edward IV.
Talk about a lucky find. A woman was scanning a field with her metal detector when she discovered this accessory valued at about $13,000 to $19,550, according to auction estimates.

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