Gold Treasure, Roman Coins Revealed in U.K.


Fifty thousand Roman coins found in a field in Somerset, England, in 2010 (including the artifacts) amount to the largest hoard of coins discovered in a single vessel—and the second largest hoard of ancient coins ever found in Britain, according to British Museum experts.

The coins, along with recently discovered Iron Age gold jewelry—both found by amateur treasure hunters—will be acquired by museums, thanks to a series of grants and donations, officials recently announced. The coins will go to England’s Museum of Somerset, which will put them on display after it reopens this summer.

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