I'm slow to geting round to this, but really, do visit http://ilfattostorico.com/2010/07/08/scoperte-piu-di-52000-monete-romane/. The pictures of the coins are cool. Even cooler are the pictures of the large vessel they were buried in. Those of us in numismatics frequently see the dry phrase, "Found in pot", or the more concise term, "Pot hoard". This page will help you visualize what that really means.
Here's a sample: