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The E-Sylum: Volume 18, Number 39, September 27, 2015, Article 32

ROMAN SILVER COINS UNEARTHED NEAR NORWICH

Anne Bentley of the Massachusetts Historical Society forwarded this story from the BC news about a new Roman silver coin hoard find. Thanks. -Editor

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A hoard of silver coins dating back to Roman times has been found in a village near Norwich, it has been revealed.

A metal detector enthusiast unearthed the 26 silver coins, which were issued between 154BC and AD37.

The precise location of the discovery is not being revealed in a bid to deter illegal treasure hunters.

Norwich Castle Museum expert Adrian Marsden said more coins could still be hidden at the site, where two previous hoards have been found. He said about 100 other coins dating from the same period had been discovered in the area in two batches unearthed in September 2012 and August 2013.

The most recent find was made in the autumn of 2014.

Mr Marsden said these coins were "probably the property of a soldier, or at least a Roman citizen, soon after the invasion of Britain". He estimated them to have been worth about six months of salary for a Roman soldier.

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To read the complete article, see:
Hoard of silver Roman coins unearthed near Norwich (www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-34134329)

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