Pictured: The pot where most of the coins were found.
Two friends who are metal detecting enthusiasts have fallen out over who discovered a haul of over 1,600 Roman coins buried below a remote field, an inquest heard.
Andy Aartsen and James Petts are in a dispute which could end up in court over who was the finder of the haul some 12 inches below the surface, which was largely concealed in a red earthenware pot.
It comes after the hobby was put on the map by the hit BBC show The Detectorists, which concluded its second season on Thursday night.
The inquest heard Mr Aartsen, 54, was first to come across about 25 to 30 coins when he detected an 'unstable signal' before friend Mr Petts joined him.
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