News reached erento today of a lucky fellow (left) who unearthed a massive hoard of 10,000 Roman coins in rural Shropshire. The amateur metal-detecting enthusiast was on his first ever hunt for buried loot, and the gods were clearly shining on his endeavour. Nick Davies uncovered the 10,000 silver and bronze ‘nummi’ coins, dating from between 240 AD and 320 AD, with a regular metal detector. The clay pot in which they had been buried had broken in the ground, and a further 300 coins were scattered around. Impossible to see with the naked eye, but with a metal detector to do the work for him, easy.
Metal Detector hire is a popular choice with weekend trippers to the beach or the countryside, as you never know what you might find. Hiring a metal detector is great value for money. Available from as little as 12 pounds a day, a metal detector could just turn out to be the best investment you ever made.
Incidentally, metal detector hire is very popular on erento in summer time, when people tend to gather outdoors for parties and events. Inevitably, jewellery and other metal items get lost in gardens, on beaches and at festivals – the metal detector comes into its own recovering valuable gear, be it an engagement ring circa 2007 or a pot of Roman bronze, circa a very long time ago indeed.