First century silver Roman coin found in Shropshire is declared treasure trove

Started by gash, September 25, 2018, 04:09:55 pm

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A First Century silver Roman coin uncovered on land in Shropshire has been declared treasure trove at an inquest.

The domitian denarius, dated 88AD, was discovered in Cockshutt by metal detectorist Alan Hughes, from Wrexham.

It has since caught the eye of experts based at the British Museum who confirmed what it was.

Shropshire coroner John Ellery told the hearing that the complete coin was among five retrieved from farmland on October 10 last year.

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