Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Largest Celtic stater hoard in UK

The UK's biggest hoard of Celtic gold coins, worth £800k, was unearthed by a birdwatcher in 2020. He saw a glint in a ploughed field, rubbed off the mud and found a 2,000-year-old gold stater. He fetched his metal detector and hours later had recovered 1,300 coins dating from 40-50 AD.
The coins may have been a deposit from Boudicca's war chest for her eastern campaigns.
During the middle of the first century the Celtic warrior Boudicca was at war with the occupying Romans.