Roman silver coins found in Norwich

Buffalo Nicky

Buffalo Nicky

2015-09-28 10:37:20

26 silver coins that date back to Roman times have been discovered in a villiage near Norwich.

The coins were struck between 154BC and AD37 and were found by a local metal detector enthusiast. 

It is not the first time such hoards have been discovered in the area. Around 100 coins dating from the same period have been located since 2012-and local expert Adrian Marsden believes many more are yet to be found. 

Marsden is resident expert at the Norwich Castle Museum, he believes the coins were ''probably the property of a soldier, or at least a Roman citizen, soon after the invasion of Britain".

The museum hopes to add the coins to their collection after they go before the coroner on 5 October.

 

Added from bbc.co.uk
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RodBear

2015-09-29 09:53:31

wow! wish they would reveal the location :(




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