This BBC News article provides an update on the legal status of an unusual Roman coin hoard found in Lincolnshire in 2017. I don't
believe we discussed this particular hoard earlier. -Editor
A hoard of early 4th Century Roman coins is believed to be the largest of its type ever discovered in Britain.
More than 3,000 copper alloy coins were found by two metal detectorists near the village of Rauceby, Lincolnshire, in July 2017.
Archaeologists say the coins were possibly buried as part of a ceremony, or commemoration.
The coins have now been declared as treasure following an inquest hearing in Lincoln.
Lincolnshire County Council archaeologist Adam Daubney, said the coins were found in a ceramic pot, buried in a large oval pit.
"What we found during the excavation suggests to me that the hoard was not put in the ground in secret, but rather was perhaps a ceremonial
or votive offering."
"Unfortunately, we don't know for sure and might never know," he said.
"[But] what we do know is the coins date to the time Constantine was declared emperor in York (306 AD).
"Whether the two are related we don't know, but what is clear this is not your average hoard."
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Lincolnshire Roman coin hoard 'is largest find in Britain'
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