The oldest Roman coin found in Britain

Published on July 27th, 2009 | by Admin

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A 2,000 year old Roman coin has been found near the ancient Ridgeway, making it the oldest known Roman coin found in Britain.

“This coin is very important. It means that these Republican denarii were around in Britain before the Claudian invasion in AD 43 and possibly even before Caesar.

“At that time there was a lot of trade going on. It could have been a Celtic trader or a mercenary back from the wars.”

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