I was watching an old episode of Time Team yesterday, when they found the coin above.
It's a Henry V gold 'Noble', and, I'm sure you'll agree, a stunning thing to find. One really has to feel sorry for the poor guy, or gal, who lost it in the first place.
My village has the suffix 'ac' denoting a Roman settlement, and as banks (as we now unfortunately know them) had not yet been universally established, one presumes that when a Roman soldier went off to battle he would have buried his valuables and dug them up if he returned. Many of course did not return and small caches of gold coins could still be buried almost anywhere.
I've always dreamt of finding a cache of gold coins, and, hereabouts, stories of hidden 'Louis d'or' are common-place; although I have yet to meet anyone who's found one. Maybe they just keep it to themselves.
I do have a friend who found an ancient Benin bronze hidden amongst the rafters of a cottage he'd just bought. He sold the object at Sotherby's, and it almost paid for the entire cottage.
I don't possess a metal detector, nor do I go actively looking for treasure, but I'm always peeking under up-rooted tree stumps and in freshly ploughed fields. I suppose it's the idea of 'something for nothing' that appeals. If I find anything I'll let you know.
If you've ever found anything of real interest or value, I'd love to hear about it.