HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Science » Anthropology (Group) » Roman and Celtic coin hoa...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:30 AM

Roman and Celtic coin hoard worth up to 10m found in Jersey

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-18579868

One of Europe's largest hoards of Iron Age coins has been unearthed in Jersey and could be worth up to 10m, according to an expert.

The Roman and Celtic coins, which date from the 1st Century BC, were found by two metal detector enthusiasts.

Dr Philip de Jersey, a former Celtic coin expert at Oxford University, said the haul was "extremely exciting and very significant".

He said each individual coin was worth between 100 and 200.

Deputy Rob Duhamel
Environment Minister
The exact number of coins found has not been established, but archaeologists said the hoard weighed about three quarters of a tonne and could contain about 50,000 coins.

1 replies, 711 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Roman and Celtic coin hoard worth up to 10m found in Jersey (Original post)
xchrom Jun 2012 OP
ohgeewhiz Jul 2012 #1

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 12:31 PM

1. Very exciting for anthro followers! Thanks! n/t

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread