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JERSEY'S COIN HOARD

RE-WRITING HISTORY

In 2012 metal detectorists Richard Miles and Reg Mead discovered a massive coin hoard on land in the Jersey parish of Grouville. Little did they know that what they found would force the experts to re-write the history of coinage in this part of the world. Robert Hall reports on a find that has exceeded everyone’s expectations…

“It’s as if the hoard found us, we didn’t find it.” 
- Richard Miles

Who buried Jersey’s coin hoard? And why didn’t they come back to claim it? We shall never know. Five years after it was discovered, experts from all over Europe gathered at La Hougue Bie to review this extraordinary find – and to congratulate Jersey Heritage on the work its team has done to conserve it. Alastair Layzell joined them…

“This is a very significant discovery; probably one of the most important discoveries made in the last decade.
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- Professor Marcos Martinon-Torres
UCL Institute of Archaeology
 

Spring 2017 – five years after metal detectorists Richard Miles and Reg Mead discovered a massive coin hoard -  Neil Mahrer’s team has finally finished examining this important discovery, painstakingly removing coins, metal artefacts and ten gold torcs. Every day has seen a new revelation. But the investigation isn’t finished…