Thursday, November 17, 2011

Trashman Discovers Hoard of Roman Coins

A huge stash of Roman silver coins unearthed in a Midland field has been declared treasure, worth tens of thousands of pounds.

Worcestershire deputy coroner Margarite Elcock ruled on Wednesday that the Bredon Hill Hoard should be “seized on behalf of the Queen as treasure”.

The coins, which are now bronze having been “debased to less than one per cent silver,” date to 244-282AD – a period in Roman history known as . . .

Read more at: Birmingham Post

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