Monday, August 08, 2011

Find of ancient coins in Devon could prove Romans controlled more of UK than first thought

The discovery of a hoard of 100 ancient coins could prove the Romans conquered more of the South West than thought, it has been claimed.

It had been believed that Exeter, in Devon, was the last major outpost of the ancient empire.

But the chance find of the treasure and evidence of a huge settlement further west may force historians into a rethink.

As one of the 'most significant Roman discoveries for many decades', it has challenged the theory that fierce resistance from local tribes to the invaders stopped them from moving any further.

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