Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Major Roman Hoard Found in Britain

What is believed to be the fifth largest hoard of ancient Roman coins ever unearthed in Great Britain was recently announced through Roman Baths, the organization that hopes to become the conservator of the find.

The more than 30,000 silver coins were actually found in 2007. The announcement of their discovery was kept from the press until the coins were recently sent to the British Museum for restoration and examination.

Hoard discoveries are always of interest to collectors, however what makes this find different is who found it. According to Roman Baths and Pump Room Manager Stephen Clews, "The find is also unusual as it was discovered by professional archaeologists as opposed to an amateur using a metal detector."

via http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=25248