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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 5, February 4, 2007, Article 38

UNIDENTIFIABLE ROMAN COIN DISCOVERED IN MUSEUM COLLECTION; MEDIA ALERTED

David Sundman writes: "I think our readers will enjoy this comment
about a roman coin they found in the UK:  "It's quite an uncommon
one, because they were unable to say which particular emperor was
on it.

"A Roman coin buried in the depths of Malmesbury's Athelstan Museum
has been unearthed.

"Volunteers auditing the museum's collection discovered the small,
corroded piece of metal last week.

"Unsure of what it was, they sent it to Wiltshire County Council's
conservation department, where it was identified as a Roman Denarius
coin.

"It was almost a case of throwing it away, it was that unpromising.

"But we sent it to the county council's conservation department
and they worked on it and found it's a Roman Denarius.

"It's quite an uncommon one, because they were unable to say which
particular emperor was on it.

"They have taken photos of it, which will be sent to the British
Museum, to get it positively identified.

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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