Hoard of Roman coins unearthed
POSSIBLY the largest Roman coin hoard ever to be found in Britain has been unearthed in Somerset.
Metal detector enthusiast Dave Crisp, from Wiltshire, came across the now named ‘Frome Hoard’ of over 50,000 coins during one of his regular metal detecting trips to the Frome area.
The third century coins were found in a large, well-preserved pot – a type of container normally used for storing food.
Pictures of individual coins and the site are on Portable Antiquities Flickr site