Arthur Shippee passed along this BBC News article found via The Explorator newsletter about a metal detectorist's Roman coin find in
Suffolk, England. Thanks. -Editor
A hoard of Roman coins found in a field may have been hidden there during the Boudiccan revolt, an expert has said.
The trove of 60 denarii, dating between 153BC and AD60-61, was found in a field near Cookley, in Suffolk, by a metal detectorist.
Dr Anna Booth, who examined the find, said there "might be a link with the Boudiccan revolt" and the coins.
Queen Boudicca led the Iceni tribe against the Romans in AD61 which led to the destruction of Colchester.
Most of the coins dated from the Republic era, pre-27BC, but there were also denarii minted during the reigns of emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and
Dr Booth said: "This hoard is interesting because the latest coin dated to the reign of Nero in AD60-61. The final coin is often an indication of when
a hoard is likely to have been deposited.
The find, from August 2018, was made up of 58 solid silver coins, two of which were silver-plated copies.
The silver-plated copies are likely contemporary counterfeits. I'm glad to see the coins were examined thoroughly. -Editor
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Roman coin stash 'may have been linked to Boudiccan revolt'
Wayne Homren, Editor
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