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Fools gold - hapless detectorists Paul Adams and Andy Sampson neatly laid out their 'find' when they got home.<br />
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Fools gold...Two hapless treasure hunters thought they had struck it rich when they found a hoard a gold coins - only to discover they were fakes buried for the TV comedy Detectorists.<br />
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Metal detectorist Paul Adams began dancing around a field, crying out 'Roman gold! Roman gold!' when he stumbled upon a handful of ancient coins.<br />
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Colleague Andy Sampson dashed across to help and to their astonishment within minutes they had unearthed 54 Roman gold coins, potentially worth £250,000.<br />
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The pair spent 24 hours believing the treasure to be genuine and they even started thinking about what to blow their windfall on.<br />
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But the next day an expert told them he feared the coins were fake before it was confirmed they had been left in a field by the film crew making the hit BBC series Detectorists.