Metal Detectorist Discovers Hoard Of Roman Bitcoins Worth €10mn In Farmers Field


A LONG lost hoard of Roman Bitcoins believed to be worth millions of euros has been found in a farmer’s field in Devon, UK, WWN can confirm.

The collection of nearly 1,600 Bitcoin was found buried in the ground by metal detectorist Philip Hayward while he was scanning a local field in his area which is known by historians to be the location of a Roman cryptocurrency mine, dating back to the year 334 AD.

The crypto coins, featuring Roman emperor Constantine the Great and members of his family, are said to be worth almost 10 million euro in today’s money, with the purse to be split evenly between the owner of the field and Mr. Hayward.

“To say I’m ecstatic is an understatement,” Hayward told WWN, “I’ve been searching these fields for over 12 years now in the hope of finding exactly where the Bitcoin mine was located, and I believe there is probably dozens of similar mine locations around the UK that still have yet to be discovered.

Each Bitcoin currently trades for €6,075 at the time of writing, but due to its increasing value, it could be worth a lot more in years to come.

“When you think about the fact that one bitcoin was worth as little as one euro 8 years ago, it makes you want to hold off a bit before selling them on,” added Hayward, “I might just hold on to them for another few years to see if the currency keeps rising in value”.

Bitcoin was first discovered by the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses III over 3 thousand years ago, who later used enormous complex structures called pyramids to house and mine the cryptocurrency.