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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Iron age coins dating back to between 20 and 50AD were discovered by metal detecting enthusiast near Caistor

Two Roman coins which are nearly 2,000 years old discovered by a metal detecting enthusiast on farmland in the Caistor area have been declared as treasure.

The two iron age coins were found fused together ’three to four inches underground’ by Graham Vickers on land owned by Anthony Burnett on April 27 this year, and were sent to the British Museum for analysis.

The coins date back to between 20 and 50AD and have been attributed to the Corieltavi, a tribe of agricultural people living in the East Midlands area since before the Roman conquest.

One of the coins shows a horse galloping to the left and is inscribed with AVN COST and the other shows a horse galloping to the right and shows the inscription IIVP RASV ABC.

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