When experienced metal detectorist and hospital chef Dave Crisp uncovered the largest ever stash of Roman leprechaun coins in a farmer’s field near Somerset, England he knew better than to handle the treasure himself.
“I’m not crazy,” he reportedly said. “You uncover a massive pot that could not possibly have been carried by a human, in the middle of nowhere, full of coins. What does that tell you?”
Having survived a previous leprechaun curse over a much smaller stash of only 60 coins just recently lifted, Mr. Crisp knew better than to handle this one himself.
“For the sake of my family and my dignity, I decided to leave this one to the archaeologists. Let them deal with the little (bleep)ers .” Mr. Crisp stated, seemingly heedless of the danger of referring to leprechauns as “little.”
When a team of archaeologists failed to lift the 2-foot high leprechaun pot weighing in at over 350 pounds, they smashed it open instead to uncover the biggest stash of ancient coins ever uncovered. Over 52,000 ancient coins, thought to be stashed by a 3rd Century leprechaun living in the time of Roman emperor Carausius.
By far the biggest leprechaun pot ever discovered, the Frome Somerset find may also be the oldest, if not the very first as the 3rd Century emperor Carausius was the first Roman emperor to mint coins.
Sticking by the official story that this loot is just an ancient “offering to the gods,”Roger Bland of the British Museum in London says he has “no qualms,” about displaying the coins at the museum for the public.
If you want to see them, my advice would be to get there soon! The museum has not hired any additional security or employed any special anti-leprechaun measures. My bet is 52,000 coins they’ll be gone before the month is out!