A bundle of Roman coins discovered by a pair of amateur metal detector enthusiasts near Sleaford has been declared as one of the largest hauls of its kind ever found in the United Kingdom.

The discovery, which was made near Rauceby,came after years of painstaking searches in the area by two plucky metal detectorists.

The treasure trove was found by Rob Jones, 59, an engineering teacher from Lincoln, and Craig Paul, 32, a planner from Woodhall Spa in July 2017.

More than 3,000 copper alloy coins were found in the hoard, which is now being scrutinised by The British Museum and is regarded as being of international importance.

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