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07:00  18 may  2019
07:00  18 may  2019 Source:   motoringresearch.com

'Biggest ever' treasure trove of Roman coins found in Britain

'Biggest ever' treasure trove of Roman coins found in Britain A hoard of early fourth century Roman coins which was discovered by two metal-detecting enthusiasts is thought to be the largest haul of its kind to be found in Britain. The discovery was made in July 2017 near the village of Rauceby in Lincolnshire, which detectorists 59-year-old Rob Jones and his friend Craig Paul, 32, had searched for years. Lincolnshire County Council archaeologist Dr Adam Daubney said the coins may have been buried as part of a ceremonial ritual. "The coins were found in a ceramic pot, which was buried in the centre of a large oval pit - lined with quarried limestone," he said.

Rare Roman coin features Emperor who took Britain OUT of Roman Empire. A LUCKY metal detectorist has struck gold after a rare Roman coin he discovered was put up for The detectorist said: "This really is the find of a lifetime for me and the greatest discovery I have made by miles.

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Rare Roman coin is the latest ‘remarkable discovery’ on new road © Provided by Motoring Research Ltd Roman coin found under A14

A rare Roman coin can be added to the list of amazing artefacts found by the archaeologists working alongside the A14 upgrade in Cambridgeshire.

It follows the discovery of what is believed to be evidence of the first beer brewed in the UK, along with the remains of a woolly mammoth and woolly rhino, both probably at least 100,000 years old.

Other discoveries found by the team – led by the aptly-named Dr Steve Sherlock – include prehistoric henges, Iron Age settlements, Roman pottery kilns, three Anglo-Saxon villages, and a deserted medieval village. The project also unearthed a coin dating back to 57 BC, meaning it was likely minted to help fund the resistance to Julius Caesar.

'Biggest ever' treasure trove of Roman coins found in Britain

'Biggest ever' treasure trove of Roman coins found in Britain A hoard of early fourth century Roman coins which was discovered by two metal-detecting enthusiasts is thought to be the largest haul of its kind to be found in Britain. The discovery was made in July 2017 near the village of Rauceby in Lincolnshire, which detectorists 59-year-old Rob Jones and his friend Craig Paul, 32, had searched for years. Lincolnshire County Council archaeologist Dr Adam Daubney said the coins may have been buried as part of a ceremonial ritual. "The coins were found in a ceramic pot, which was buried in the centre of a large oval pit - lined with quarried limestone," he said.

The coin is the latest fascinating Roman artifact to be unearthed in the U.K. Last month researchers found 25 wooden ink documents at the Roman fort of Last year archaeologists were stunned to discover Roman coins in the ruins of a Japanese castle, prompting speculation that the coins were

The conclusion is that the road was probably built by the Roman army in the 50s AD and Probably as interesting as the road are the pieces of pottery that continue to be unearthed almost “This has lifted the lid off a whole series of new questions which need to be asked about Roman Devon,” he

Get Tony Robinson on the blower: this is enough to fill an entire series of Time Team.

Rare Roman coin is the latest ‘remarkable discovery’ on new road © Provided by Motoring Research Ltd woolly rhino and woolly mammoth

A ‘remarkable discovery’

The coin is described by Highways England as a “remarkable discovery” and depicts the Roman emperor Ulpius Cornelius Laelianus wearing a radiate crown. It’s only the second of its kind to be discovered on an archeological dig in England.

It was found in a ditch of a small Roman farmstead unearthed on the project. The head on the coin has been identified by a leading expert.

We’ve done a little, um… digging of our own, and have discovered that Laelianus was born in 269 AD and that “history has little real knowledge about the gallic emperor”.

A number of coins were issued in his name, but his reign was thought to have lasted for just a couple of months before he was executed by his own soldiers.

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The coins are stamped with the inscriptions of emperors Maximian and Constantine, and they appeared not to have been in circulation as they show little evidence of wear and tear. Were the Visigoths fighting the Romans in southern Iberia in the late 3rd/early 4th centuries?

A ‘rich history’

Dr Sherlock said: “Discoveries of this kind are incredibly rare. This is one of many coins that we’ve found on this exciting project, but to find one, where there are only two known from excavations in this country that portray this particular emperor, really is quite significant.

“I look forward to seeing how the analysis of this find along with numerous other Roman remains that we have found on this project help us better understand our past.”

Rare Roman coin is the latest ‘remarkable discovery’ on new road © Provided by Motoring Research Ltd Julian Bowsher with Roman coin

Julian Bowsher (pictured), numismatist at MOLA Headland Infrastructure, added: “Roman emperors were very keen to mint coins. Laelianus reigned for just two months, which is barely enough time to do so. However, coins were struck in Mainz, Germania.

”The fact that one of these coins ever reached the shores of Britain demonstrates remarkable efficiency, and there’s every chance that Laelianus had been killed by the time this coin arrived in Cambridgeshire.”

Work on the £1.5bn A14 improvement scheme started in November 2016 and includes a new bypass to the south of Huntingdon. The new road is expected to open to traffic by the end of 2020.

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