A village near Norwich, England has become a hot spot for coin hoard discoveries after a third batch of Roman silver pieces was found by a metal-detector enthusiast. Authorities are not releasing the exact location of the find out of concern the news will encourage illegal treasure hunting in the area.
According to the BBC, 26 silver coins issued between the years 154 B.C. and 37 A.D. were discovered, following similar finds in the area during 2012 and 2013. The previous two discoveries yielded roughly 100 coins from the same era. The newest discovery occurred in the fall of last year, but has just been announced.
Adrian Marsden of the Norwich Castle Museum estimated the coins were “probably the property of a soldier, or at least a Roman citizen, soon after the invasion of Britain.” He also expressed optimism that more such coins could be unearthed in that location in the future.
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The coins will be evaluated by a coroner on October 5, at which time their contemporary monetary value will be approximated. The Norwich Castle Museum is attempting to acquire the hoard for its collection.
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