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« on: October 19, 2011, 10:11:11 am »

This may be the largest hoard of Roman gold ever found in the UK. Unfortunately the details on this link seem a bit sketchy. Does anyone know any more?

http://www.archaeologydaily.com/news/201110187408/Biggest-haul-of-Roman-gold-in-Britain-could-have-been-found.html

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 10:55:26 am »

Alex, that was the archeological version of a teaser ad! Smiley  I can't wait for more info, it sounds incredible!
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 06:41:43 am »

More details

http://www.flickr.com/photos/finds/sets/72157627943260080/with/6265589755/

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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 06:48:28 am »

Didn't see any gold.... nice radiates though 
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 06:49:00 am »

Not aurei, tough. Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 09:51:10 am »

Archeology Daily seems to have got it wrong - a completely different hoard!

Wikipedia lists the actual coins:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bredon_Hill_Hoard
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 10:36:57 am »

... and here is a report of the circumstances surrounding the finding of the coins from Peter on Moneta-L.

"The hoard was discovered by metal detectorists Jethro Carpenter and Mark
Gilmour from Redditch on 18 June 2011 on farmland at Bredon Hill, where they
had often metal detected in the past, with permission of the farmer who
owned the land. After their metal detector indicated a metal object they
found a nail, but they kept digging when the metal detector continued to
register more metal objects, and they found several sherds of pottery, and
then some coins, about 50 cm beneath the surface. Once they realised that
there were a large number of coins in the ground they filled in the hole,
and on the 20 June they reported the find to Richard Henry, the Portable
Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Officer for the Worcestershire and West
Midlands region.

A preliminary survey of the site was carried out by archaeologists on 21
June, and a full excavation of the find site was made at the beginning of
July, for a period of two weeks. The excavation showed that the hoard had
not been buried in the open, as is the case with most Roman hoards, but had
been deposited in the remains of a villa. The archaeologists uncovered three
distinct layers at the find site. The lowest level contained stone
foundations for a half-timbered villa, with artefacts and coins dating to
the 2nd through late 3rd centuries. The next level contained postholes for a
wooden building, and included pottery datable to the 3rd or 4th century, as
well as two coins that dated to the late 3rd century. The top level
comprised rubble with late 4th or early 5th century pottery. The hoard was
buried in a hole dug through the top level. A single coin dating to about
355-361 was found in the soil around the hoard pit, suggesting that the
hoard was buried around the mid 4th century, nearly a hundred years later
than the date of the latest coins in the pot.

After the coins had been removed and separated from the soil, they were
dried. Then on 15 July the coins, which weighed 11 kg, were taken to the
British Museum in London for conservation and identification."

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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 07:16:15 am »

Further update.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-15743456

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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 07:50:06 am »


I thought it best to amend the title of the thread from "may be the largest hoard of Roman gold ever found in the UK" to "some common bronze coins with a clay pot".

It's amazing how stuff gets blown out of proportion. One moment someone finds a rusty half fibula. Next thing there's a news report about an intact royal tomb, laden with riches of the orient.

It's called extrapolation.
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2011, 08:00:42 am »

Wait, so the gold coins were found in a royal tomb?!?!?

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