A hoard of silver coins issued by Roman general Mark Antony, discovered in a Welsh field more than 2,000 years after they were buried, have been declared treasure.|
The coins, which experts believe could be worth tens of thousands of pounds, were found by a metal detector near the village of Wick, Vale of Glamorgan.
|The haul of 91 coins is believed to have been issued by Roman rulers spanning 200 years, with the earliest dating back to 31 BC, when Mark Antony, a key ally of emperor Julius Caesar, played a critical role in the formation of the Roman Empire.|
The newest coins bear the image of Marcus Aurelius, who ruled between 161AD to 180AD. |
In most cases, the value of the treasure is split equally between the finders and the landowner.