Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Roman Hoard

Not to be confused with "horde," which is a mass or crowd of people, the Roman Hoard is an enormous number (more than 15,000 and counting) of ancient Roman silver coins buried in the soil of old Britain at least 1,700 years ago.

Excavation and restoration have been under way for some time. Now some coins are on display in the British Museum. There is simply no way to calculate the value here. "Irreplaceable" can't be priced.

The hoard in May 2012 in the conservation lab, excavation underway.
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