A Gallo-Roman treasure discovered in Ain
|Similar coins were discovered late September 2010 at Autun, Saone-et-Loire [Credit: Jeff Pachoud/AFP]|
"Someone had likely hidden these coins on this land 1,700 years ago," he said in le Figaro, adding that "the National Commission for Archaeological Research will determine their scientific and historical interest."
Under French law half the treasure will go to the owner of the land and half to the worker who found the hoard, though they may have to wait five years to receive their reward The coins have been tentatively valued at 100 euros a piece.
Source: Le Figaro [June 21, 2012]