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Evidence of late Roman-era Christian worship found in Norfolk

A small late Roman-era silver disc, believed to be part of a signet ring, has been found in Norfolk, complete with Christian inscription.

The disc, circa 312 to 410AD, found near Swaffham in February, is inscribed ‘Antonius, may you live in God’.

Adrian Marsden, finds officer based at Norwich Castle Museum, said: “We have practically no other evidence for any Christians in Norfolk.”

The disc was declared treasure at an inquest in King’s Lynn.

Mr Marsden added: “The disc that would have been set into the bezel from a signet ring constitutes important evidence for Christianity in late Roman Norfolk.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: PAS

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