Dick Johnson forwarded this article about Worcester archaeologists working a dig site where coins separated by thousands of years have been found, signs of human activity over centuries of habitation. -EditorArchaeologists scratching through layers of history in Worcester have found an ancient Roman coin and a 200 year-old halfpenny.
The small coins were once separated by thousands of years, but now sit side by side in the increasingly full exhibition case on show in The Butts.
For the next eight weeks more finds will be added to the glass cabinet as they are unearthed. It is the perfect place to see and start to comprehend just how much history lies under our feet.
Last week, they found three coins. The Roman denarius has been badly eroded making it impossible to date, but you can still make out the image of a Roman emperor stamped on its face.
The halfpenny dates to 1807 when King George III ruled England and slavery was abolished from the British Empire.
The team also dug up a 17th century coin of King Charles reign, indicating that there could be artefacts dating back to the Civil War hidden beneath the surface.
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