Roman coins archaeological evidence dating
"Because it is gold, there is no erosion," said Rafael Lewis, a professor of archeology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
“There are decorated bowls and amphorae [ancient jars], which would have transported olive oil and wine from the Mediterranean.
Even if he doesn’t end up with the coins, King says the thrill is all in the hunt and connecting with the past today.
Numismatics is the study of coins and money, of coins and coin-like objects.
What has become an archaeologist’s dream excavation started humbly — with three history buff pals scanning the field with a metal detector, according to The Telegraph.
“Straight away we knew it was a hoard,” recalled Paul King of the moment he, Robert Hamer, and Robin Siddle discovered the coins.