探知家, 30, インディアナジョーンズに触発されて£65,000のローマの貯蔵庫を見つける

失われたコインの襲撃者: 探知家, 30, inspired by Indiana Jones finds £65,000 Roman hoard after studying satellite imagery near his Suffolk home

  • George Ridgeway, 30, found huge coin hoard after studying satellite imagery
  • ザ・ 725 Iron Age and Roman pieces were found near his Suffolk home
  • Mr Ridgeway’s amazing find has been provisionally valued at £65,000
  • NS インディアナ Jones fan’s boyhood dreams have come true after unearthing a £65,000 hoard of ancient coins.

    Metal detectorist George Ridgeway, 30, found the 725 Iron Age and Roman pieces after studying satellite imagery near his Suffolk home.

    They date from around 206BC – before the Romans invaded Britain – to the reign of Emperor Claudius in 47AD, when they are thought to have been buried.

    Mr Ridgeway, who works as a butcher and lives with his parents in the village of Ashbocking, 前記: ‘Indiana Jones was my boyhood hero.

    Metal detectorist George Ridgeway, 30, found the 725 Iron Age and Roman pieces after studying satellite imagery near his Suffolk home

    Metal detectorist George Ridgeway, 30, found the 725 Iron Age and Roman pieces after studying satellite imagery near his Suffolk home

    ‘I went to the British Museum when I was younger and I dreamt of finding treasure. I’ve done it and now I’ve added something to Roman history. It’s wonderful.’

    His massive haul includes a rare denarius, issued by King Juba I in the ancient African kingdom of Numidia between 60 and 46BC; Iron Age gold coins known as staters, from the reign of Celtic king Cunobelin, who ruled in Colchester from 10AD to 40AD; and a gold Claudius I-era aureus, dated between 41 and 42AD.

    Mr Ridgeway’s amazing find has been provisionally valued at £65,000 and the discovery is unveiled in tonight’s episode of Great British History Hunters on More4 at 9pm.

    They date from around 206BC – before the Romans invaded Britain – to the reign of Emperor Claudius in 47AD, when they are thought to have been buried

    They date from around 206BC – before the Romans invaded Britain – to the reign of Emperor Claudius in 47AD, when they are thought to have been buried

    After unearthing it last September, Mr Ridgeway – who plans to invest in a new detector – contacted the Suffolk Finds Liaison Officer, who excavated the coins over the next three days.

    Mr Ridgeway’s father David, 62, guarded the site at night, sleeping in his truck over the hole to avoid it being plundered.

    The stash is being valued by the Treasure Valuation Committee, with a final figure rubber-stamped by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries.

    Mr Ridgeway will share a 50-50 split with the unnamed landowner. コルチェスター + Ipswich Museums are expected to acquire the collection.

    Indianna Jones

    George Ridgeway

    Mr Ridgeway, who works as a butcher and lives with his parents in the village of Ashbocking, 前記: ‘Indiana Jones was my boyhood hero