More than 1,000 silver coins buried on the “front line” during the English Civil War have been discovered in a farmer’s field in Lincolnshire.
The hoard of 17th Century coins was found by metal detector user Steven Ingram near the village of Ewerby.
Council finds officer Adam Daubney said the discovery was “monumental”.
Farmer Chris Sardeson, who owns the land, said: “I’ve worked this field for more than 50 years, so no-one is more surprised than me.”
Fragments of the pot in which the coins were originally contained were found nearby.
The first of the coins was unearthed on 3 October, with further coins found over the following few days.