Saturday, 18 May 2019

Lincolnshire Roman coin hoard - 'largest find in Britain'

More than 3,000 copper alloy coins were found by two metal detectorists near the village of Rauceby, Lincolnshire, in July 2017. The coins were found in a ceramic pot, buried in an oval pit and may have been buried as part of a ceremony, or votive commemoration. The coins have been declared treasure following an inquest hearing.
The coins are thought to date to the time Constantine was declared emperor in York (306 AD). They are now with the British Museum for valuation.