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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 8, February 25, 2007, Article 22

ROMAN DENARIUS FOUND IN BRITAIN INDICATES EARLY TRADE WITH CONTINENT

According to an article on today's Telegraph, "Experts are excited
about a rare coin unearthed by an amateur treasure hunter which could
change the accepted ancient history of Britain.

"The silver denarius which dates back to the Roman Republic  before
Julius Caesar made Rome an empire  was unearthed near Fowey in Cornwall.

"Dating from 146 BC, it shows how ancient Britons were trading with
the Romans well before the country was conquered in AD 43.

"It proves that there was a lot more going on between the continent
and ourselves," said Anna Tyacke, Finds Liaison Officer at the
Royal Cornwall Museum.

"The silver coin was minted in Rome and carries the likeness of
Roma wearing a winged helmet, plus the name of a Caius Antestius,
its maker.

"The reverse of the coin carries a picture on horseback of the
mythological twins Castor and Pollux, who were believed to have
helped the Romans in battle."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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