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Two thieves have become the first people in Britain to be handed ASBOs banning them from metal detecting.    Peter Cox and Darren West were given the unique punishment after they looted ancient coins from a Roman site belonging to English Heritage.    The pair were caught by police who raided their homes and found a haul of coins from the Iron Age, Roman and mediaeval periods worth hundred of pounds.

Thieves who looted coins from ancient Roman site handed Britain's first ASBO banning them from METAL DETECTING

Peter Cox, pictured, and Darren West were given the unique punishment after they looted ancient coins from a Roman site in Northamptonshire belonging to English Heritage.

Discovery: Paul Coleman, 59, found the stash of Anglo Saxon coins worth £1million during the dig

Amateur treasure hunter finds £1m hoard of Anglo Saxon coins

2015 find in England. Discovery: Paul Coleman, found the stash of Anglo Saxon coins worth A member of the Weekend Wanders Detection Club.

Roman Aureus, Emperor Diocletian 286-287 year (BC).  Location: Western Ukraine Metal Detector: Garrett Ace 250 Search coil: NEL Tornado

Roman Aureus, Emperor Diocletian 286-287 year (BC). Location: Western Ukraine Metal Detector: Garrett Ace 250 Search coil: NEL Tornado

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'City’s Roman remains rival Pompeii’: Experts marvel at treasures found in excavations for new office block - London - News - London Evening Standard

Gold

First Gold Coin Struck in the Name of an English King to be Sold by Spink : Coin Collecting News

Archaeologists Excavate Pistiros, an Ancient Greek Trade Center in Bulgaria

This Greek emporion thrived under the kings of ancient Thrace.

Dacian gold bracelets, looted from the Sarmisegetusa Regia Dacian fortress. They were recovered on the international market and returned to Romania.

The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Professors critique Penn Museum's ‘Lod Mosaic’ exhibit

The Daily Pennsylvanian is where you can find University of Pennsylvania's campus news, Quaker sports coverage, features, opinions and breaking news for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

10,000 Roman coins unearthed by amateur metal detector enthusiast... on his first ever treasure hunt

10,000 Roman coins unearthed by amateur metal detector enthusiast... on his first ever treasure hunt

10 000 Roman coins unearthed by amateur metal detector enthusiast. on his first ever treasure hunt.

Dueling pistols, Garter Star and chain mail purse belonging to John, 1st Duke of Marlborough, part of the first-ever temporary exhibition at Chartwell, the former country home of Sir Winston Churchill in Kent

Churchill's family heirlooms put on show for first time in exhibition telling story of wartime Prime Minister's Anglo-American heritage

Duelling pistols, Garter Star and chain mail purse belonging to John, Duke of Marlborough © National Trust

Beyond the Baths: Roman engineering, Roman Baths and National Science and Engineering Week = the perfect link.

Beyond the Baths: Roman engineering, Roman Baths and National Science and Engineering Week = the perfect link.

Tomb of Marcus Nonius Macrinus (The inspiration for Gladiator)

“ Gladiator’s Tomb to Be Reburied: The tomb of the ancient Roman hero believed to have inspired the Russell Crowe blockbuster “Gladiator,” might be returned to oblivion four years after its discovery.

One of the buildings excavated in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol appears to have been a temple to Poseidon, going by the discovery of a large and relatively well-preserved altar to the Greek god.    This is according to Bozhidar Dimitrov, director of Bulgaria’s National History Museum.    Archaeologists found the building in front of the medieval fortified wall of the seaside town, Dimitrov said.

One of the buildings excavated in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol appears to have been a temple to Poseidon, going by the discovery of a large and relatively well-preserved altar to the Greek god. This is according to Bozhidar Dimitrov, director of Bulgaria’s National History Museum. Archaeologists found the building in front of the medieval fortified wall of the seaside town, Dimitrov said.

Mosaic Floor Unearthed in Didymoteicho. A series of well-preserved archaeological finds have been discovered during this year’s excavations at what has been identified as the ancient Plotinopolis, situated in the outskirts of modern-day Didymoteicho, northeastern Greece. Plotinopolis was a Roman city founded by the Roman Emperor Traianus, who named it after his wife Plotini.

MOsaic floor unearthed outside of modern day Didymotheicho in ancient city of Plotinopolis, a Roman city founded by the Roman Emperor Traianus.

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