Saturday, October 22, 2011

Large Roman Coin Hoard Unveiled

Local metal detector enthusiasts Jethro Carpenter, 43, and Mark Gilmore, 47, discovered more than 3,800 coins in a clay pot at Bredon Hill, near Evesham.

The Roman haul - the county's largest ever - is mainly bronze coins dating back to the 3rd Century.

Featuring 16 different emperors, many will be shown at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum from Saturday. The coins are currently being valued by the British Museum.

Mr Carpenter said: "As a child you watch pirate films and dream of finding buried treasure. On the day of the discovery my detector was . . .

Read more at: BBC News

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