Buried treasure of over 50,000 Roman coins discovered, worth $1M

Roman coins found in british field
Roman coins found in british field

Armed with a metal detector, an amateur treasure hunter has found a buried cache in England of more than 52,500 Roman coins worth $1 million.

Dave Crisp found the buried treasure in April in a field near Frome, Somerset in southwestern England. The coins were stashed in a Roman pot usually used for storing food.

The stash contains 766 coins with the image of roman general Marcus Aurelis Carausius, who ruled Britain from 286 A.D. to 293 A.D., the British Museum told CNN. The buried coins date from 253 A.D. to 293 A.D. and most are debased silver or bronze -- the total stash weighs 350 pounds.