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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Roman coins find prompts dig to uncover Newton Abbot Roman settlement


Roman coins find prompts dig to uncover Newton Abbot Roman settlement

EXCAVATIONS to uncover what is believed to be a major Roman town in the heart of South Devon are set to take place this summer.

The major archaeological dig is planned for rural Teignbridge, on the outskirts of Newton Abbot, after a chance find of ancient coins (pictured) by metal detector enthusiast Geoff Fox and his friend Shaun Pitts led to the discovery of the largest Roman settlement ever found in Devon.

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