Friday, 29 September 2017

Amateur UK Metal Detectorist Finds Roman Hoard

A metal detectorist has found a cache of bronze treasures in Gloucestershire, dating back to the last decades of the Ancient Roman occupation of Britain. The fragments, dated between 318 and 450 AD, appear to have been deliberately broken and hidden. The cache includes fragments of metal boxes, handles from boxes, pieces of metal statues, bronze jewellery pieces, part of a cooking vessel, buckles, and furniture fittings.
A dog statue, archaeologists believe, is an example of a healing statue. Dogs were considered a healing totem, since they would aid their own healing by licking their wounds.