Thursday, August 8, 2019

A Hoard of Roman Coins

From Vintage News:
A hoard of Roman coins dating from the time of Queen Boudicca have been found by a metal detectorist in a field. What makes this find especially fascinating is that they may have been hidden there during one of the most interesting periods in Britain’s early history, the revolt against Rome led by the Celtic Queen Boudicca. The trove of 60 denarii, dating between 153 BC and AD 60-61, was found in a field near Cookley, in Suffolk.  Dr. Anna Booth, who examined the find, told The Guardian there “might be a link with the Boudiccan revolt” and the coins. Most of the coins dated from the Republic era, pre-27 BC, but there were also denarii that were minted during the reigns of emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, and Nero. (Read more.)

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