A Swiss farmer has made an amazing discovery in his Cherry Orchard, hidden inside a molehill the farmer discovered the Roman hoard of 4166 coins. The coins consist of both bronze and silver denominations and is one of the largest treasures ever discovered in Switzerland.
The regional archaeological service was brought in to excavate the coins, taking several months to remove all 15 kg of coins stretching from the reign of the Emperor Aurelian (270-275 A.D.) to the reign of Maximian (286 – 305 A.D.).
Many of the coins have been preserved in excellent condition with legible print, suggesting that they were not long in circulation before being hidden. the coins are destined for display at the Vindonissa de Brugg Museum in Aargau when the father will receive a finder’s fee according to Swiss law.