"It was about 5.30pm at this time of year so it was pitch black and we couldn't see a thing," added Mr Phillips.(via Rogue Classicism)
"We laid on our bellies and kept pulling out coins.
"It is difficult to explain how you feel when you are finding coins left, right and centre.
The hoard has since been identified by the British Museum as dating from the 4th century AD.
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