Skip to comments.Dovedale Roman and Iron Age coins found after 2,000 years
Posted on 07/08/2014 7:40:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The treasure trove was unearthed after a member of the public stumbled across four coins in the cave in Dovedale in Derbyshire's Peak District.
The discovery prompted a full-scale excavation of the site.
Experts say it is the first time coins from these two separate civilisations have been found buried together.
Archaeologists discovered 26 coins, including three Roman coins which pre-date the invasion of Britain in AD43, and 20 other gold and silver pieces which are Late Iron Age and thought to belong to the Corieltavi tribe.
Although Roman coins have often been found in fields, this is understood to be the first time they have been unearthed in a cave.
The cache has been declared as "treasure".
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
I call dibs on any Elvish swords they find.
Would come in handy against all those orcs we have nowadays!
oh, crap, these are actually Canadian...
I save those.....
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