The Seaton Down Hoard
In 2013 local metal detectorist, Laurence Egerton, uncovered the best preserved hoard of Roman coins ever found in Britain. The Seaton Down Hoard is about 22,000 coins – by far the largest coin hoard ever found in Devon. You can see what Laurence found on display at RAMM in Exeter.
Do you know what you should do if you make a significant find? You have to report it to your local coroner within two weeks of realising it is “treasure”, or you might land in prison, or carcer privatus as the Romans would have said.
Seaton itself sports a shingle beach, lending itself to sheepskin use. A sheepskin provides a nice place from which to unpick your toes prior to dressing. When it gets grubby you can bung it in the washing machine.