|Posted by The Bon Accord Metal Detecting and Historical Society on March 15, 2012 at 11:30 AM|
The High Weald hoard was found in clay soil 30 miles north of Brighton Continue reading the main story Related Stories Roman hoard could leave Sussex Nearly 3,000 silver Roman coins found four years ago by a metal detector enthusiast in Sussex are to go on display in the county.
The High Weald hoard, discovered by Tim Symonds about 30 miles north of Brighton, has been bought by Brighton's Royal Pavilion and Museums.
£40,000 hoard found in Sussex
The coins, worth about £40,000, were bought with help from the Heritage Lottery Fun
They will go on display at Brighton Museum this summer and tour next year.
"I am really delighted," said Mr Symonds, from Burwash, East Sussex.
"It is such a large haul and so historic, it seemed entirely likely that the British Museum would want it or that it could possibly have moved to American."
Continue reading the main story “Start QuoteThese things came out of the ground stuck together with clay
first two coins stuck together then in bunches of 80 and 100 and then a pot with the final 1,000. "I stuffed every pocket and staggered back to my car. It was a wonderful day."
The collection will go on tour across Sussex in 2013, visiting museums in Hastings, Bexhill, Battle and Eastbourne and Fishbourne Roman Villa.
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