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Why Frome is still cashing in on the Romans
Guardian ^ | Dec 12, 2010 | Maev Kennedy

Posted on 12/13/2010 1:54:43 AM PST by Islander7

Dave Crisp found treasure on a soggy ridge outside the Somerset town of Frome last April, and helped rewrite history. On a bitter winter afternoon, as he walks the frosty field again, he recalls one of the most heart-stoppingly exciting moments of his life. The 63-year-old ex-army man had discovered a scattering of Roman silver coins in the field. He came back a few days later with his detector, bought secondhand on eBay, to round up any remaining broken pieces. The signals were faint and confusing.

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What he found that afternoon is now stacked in a waist-high pile of shoe box-sized cardboard boxes, in a corner of an office in the coins department of the British Museum – a Diagon Alley place of mysteries, on two floors, protected by a three-inch-thick strongroom door.
1 posted on 12/13/2010 1:54:46 AM PST by Islander7
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2 posted on 12/13/2010 1:55:19 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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I think I would favor more the idea of the stash being a personal hoard of someone of great power.

3 posted on 12/13/2010 2:44:01 AM PST by David Isaac
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Especially because the Vikings were still Centuries away in the future and the Irish were “behaving themselves.”

4 posted on 12/13/2010 3:35:37 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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5 posted on 12/14/2010 6:09:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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I lost my coin collection on my last trip to Frome. Thanks for finding it . . . .
6 posted on 12/15/2010 11:56:36 AM PST by colorado tanker
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