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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Coin from 32 BC oldest in Beau Street Hoard


The oldest Roman coin in a hoard discovered in Bath dates back more than 200 years earlier than the others already examined.

The Beau Street Hoard of more than 20,000 silver coins was found in a stone-lined box by archaeologists working in Bath in 2007.

Work has begun at the British Museum to clean them.

Stephen Clews, manager of the Roman Baths, said a coin from 32BC was the oldest identified so far.

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