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The E-Sylum: Volume 4, Number 3, January 21, 2001, Article 12


This week's Featured Web Site is a news article from The Independent:

"A perfectly preserved hoard of gold coins, which were hidden under the floorboards of a palatial Roman villa 1,800 years ago, have been discovered by archaeologists.

The treasure, consisting of 43 Roman gold aurei dating from AD60 to AD174, would have been worth the equivalent of £60,000 when it was interred by wealthy Romano-Britons. The 22-carat gold coins are one of just four comparable hoards found in Britain and the first such treasure to be unearthed in London.

Archaeologists from the Museum of London discovered the gold in a small subterranean chamber under the long- decayed floorboards of a once well-appointed Roman town house, off what is now Fenchurch Street in the city centre."

Wayne Homren, Editor

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