Some of the coins date back to the early 1500s.
While helping a friend find his wedding ring, a man stumbled upon 100,000 British pounds (Dh471,000 approx) worth of ancient gold coins in a farm in Northern Ireland.
Paul Raynard, 44, was on a holiday in Ballycastle and was hunting for his friend’s wedding ring when he found 84 500-year-old coins. Some of the coins date back to the early 1500s, when King Henry VIII was ruling.
Raynard, the father of two from Keighley in West Yorkshire, burst into tears and yelled at fellow detectorist Michael Gwynne: ‘This is the moment we dreamed of’!
“It was an amazing feeling – like checking your lottery numbers and realising you’ve hit the jackpot. I was shaking. I still can’t believe it now,’ Daily Mail quoted Raynard as saying. Both Raynard and Gwyne were on a holiday with a farmer friend when he asked them to help find his wedding ring which he had lost in the farm surrounding his home.
Although the men struck gold, they could still not find their friend’s lost wedding ring during their search.
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