|In late 2013 news broke of a massive ancient coin hoard found in Jersey. At least 50,000 coins dating back to the time of Julius Caesar were found in a field. The Roman and Celtic coins, which date from the 1st Century BC, were found by two metal detector enthusiasts.|
The exact number of coins found has not been established, but archaeologists said the hoard weighed about three quarters of a tonne.
|The hoard astounded archaeologists.|
It is the first hoard of coins found in the island for more than 60 years.
Several hoards of Celtic coins have been found in Jersey before but the largest was in 1935 at La Marquanderie when more than 11,000 were discovered.