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Sunday, 1 January 2012
Roman coins given Museum of Somerset
More than 2,000 bronze Roman coins found at a Somerset water treatment works have been donated to a museum. The coins, buried in about 300 AD, were unearthed in 2006 by archaeologists investigating the Maundown water treatment works site near Wiveliscombe. Described as "a hugely significant find", the Maundown Hoard has been donated by Wessex Water to the Museum of Somerset in Taunton Castle. The work of cleaning and recording the coins was done at the British Museum. The 2,118 coins are due to go on display alongside the Frome Hoard, the second largest collection of Roman coins found in the UK. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-16243681
Posted by googy at 01:19