Sunday, December 11, 2011

Treasure! Of an austere variety

Treasure! Of an austere variety

Bronze coins found in Somerset reveal Roman age of austerity

Archaeologists are celebrating the donation of a hoard of Roman coins – described as " a hugely significant find" – to the new Museum of Somerset.

The 2,118 bronze coins, found by archaeologists excavating a site at Maundown, near Wiveliscombe, before Wessex Water built a new water treatment plant, may be evidence of financial crisis in Romano-British Somerset.

Posted by acagle on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011, at 8:14 pm, and filed under Rome.