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Sunday, 25 September 2011

DUO FIND RARE ROMAN COIN

A RARE Roman coin has been discovered in the fields of Furness.

Metal detectorist duo Dave Taylor and Ian Miles, from Dalton, unearthed the coin along with another Roman coin.

Dr David Shotter from Lancaster University identified the artefacts and estimated the coins were from 67 AD and 119 AD, when Emperors Nero and Hadrian ruled.

In his findings, he reported the Nero-era coin was quite rare.

Mr Taylor and Mr Miles have only been detecting together for a few months and have already made a number of discoveries. Mr Taylor said: “When we are walking through the fields in the pouring rain for ages and the fields are like a mud bath, it’s great when you hear that beep. When you see a glimmer of silver, it makes it all worth it. It’s such a buzz. It gives you that kick to carry on.”

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/home/duo-find-rare-roman-coin-buried-in-a-furness-field-1.879046?referrerPath=news/

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