roman coins hoard found in school

Roman coin hoard found in primary school

A hoard of Roman coins has been unearthed in the grounds of a primary school in Reading. A pot with up to 300 coins was discovered during an archaeological exploration of the site before The Ridgeway School’s redevelopment works. Experts believe the container was buried by a Roman citizen or farmer for safe keeping, possibly…

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Roman jewellery found beneath shop in Colchester

Roman jewellery defined as being of national importance has been discovered during excavations at an Essex department store. Gold and silver armlets, bracelets, rings and coins were found concealed in the remains of a Roman house beneath Williams and Griffin in Colchester. It is thought they were hidden by their wealthy owner in AD61, when…

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Rare Roman brooch detected in Aldridge.

Craig Pulley found a rare brooch while scouring a field on the outskirts of his home town, Aldridge, near Walsall. He almost threw away his incredibly rare find, believing it to be junk. Last week Birmingham Museum confirmed the significance of Craig’s discovery. It’s an Aesica brooch, measuring 60mm by 40mm, dating between AD70 and…

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Rare Roman gold coin unerathed in Devon

A hobbyist from Devon has unearthed a solid gold coin lost by a Roman soldier around 1400 years ago. Metal detector enthusiast Stephen Lovering made the discovery last week after scouting an area believed to house the remains of a lost village. Heavy to hold and about the size of a 5p piece, the Heraclius…

Cornwall treasure to go on display

Gold treasure found in the ground to go on show at Royal Cornwall Museum. A new display of Cornwall’s treasures, including hoards of Roman gold and items from the Bronze Age will go on show at the Royal Cornwall Museum on July 21. The display of has possible by a significant grant from the Art Fund,…

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Sevso Hoard returns to Budapest

The recent return of seven of the 14 pieces of Roman silver to Hungary from the UK is a positive development in the find’s sad history. It is suggested the treasure have been discovered—the circumstances remain unclear—in the 1970s. That the late Peter Wilson, formerly the chairman of Sotheby’s, should have started acquiring pieces of…