When Dave Crisp isn’t working as a British hospital chef, he’s out treasure hunting with a metal detector. Little did he know that a random field in southwestern England would contain the greatest find of his life: a pot of 52,000 Roman coins worth an estimated $1-million. Video after the break.

Over 700 of them bear the face of Marcus Aurelius Carausius, a Roman general who ruled Britain and was the first to make coins in the region.

[via Gizmodo]