Man finds £1,000,000 of Anglo-Saxon coins

Metal detector enthusiasts in Buckinghamshire have uncovered what is thought to be one of biggest hoards of ancient coins ever found in Britain.

Paul Coleman from the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club discovered more than 5,000 coins buried inside a lead bucket two feet under a field near Aylesbury.

Mr Coleman, from Southampton, was taking part in a dig in the Padbury area on 21 December when he found the 5,251 coins depicting the heads of kings Ethelred the Unready and Canute.

See report and photos at BBC site.

Click the embedded links to learn why King Ethelred was ‘unready’ and the legend of Canute (also known as Cnut) and the waves.