Experts and archaeologists discovered twenty six coins, including three Roman coins which pre-date the invasion of Britain in AD 43, and 20 other gold and silver pieces which are Late Iron Age and thought to belong to the Corieltavi tribe.
The coins would suggest a serious amount of wealth and power of the individual who owned them.
Coins were used more as a symbol of power and status during the Late Iron Age, rather than for buying and selling staple foods and supplies.
Was an individual simply hiding his 'best stuff' for safe keeping?T
he situation of the cave can't be ignored either.
Could it have been a sacred place to the Late Iron Age peoples that was taboo to enter in everyday life, making it a safe place that would ensure that person's valuables were protected?
– National Trust archaeologist Rachael Hall
National Trust archaeologist Rachael Hall said whoever owned the cache, which has been declared as "treasure" by the authorities, was probably a wealthy and influential figure.
The digital cache of WW1 wills and letters give genealogists and historians a fleeting glimpse into the minds of soldiers on the brink of warfare.
Most of the documents are brief and businesslike, written on purpose-printed cards that were handed out to soldiers in the days before they were deployed.
One such will, by George Peachment, reads simply: "In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother".
Some of the soldiers included personal letters, one of which reads: "I dare say this will be the last letter you will receive from me until the war is over, as I am prepared to move to the front at any moment."
An anonymous government official later recorded that the writer,Pte Joseph Witchburn of 2nd Battalion The Durham Light Infantry, died of his wounds on 14 September 1914.
Archivists at specialist record management company Iron Mountain spent five months first indexing and then painstakingly scanning by hand First World War soldiers' wills so they could be put onto a computer and then online.
The work was undertaken under contract from Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), which is responsible for the records.
The wills are held in a secure facility run by the company on the outskirts of Birmingham, while the digital copies are stored in a data centre in Milton Keynes.
In total, the facility houses 41 million wills and probate records dating from 1858.