'Incredibly rare' Roman coin found during A14 roadworks

Started by gash, May 18, 2019, 11:51:16 am

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An "incredibly rare" Roman coin minted for an ill-fated emperor has been found during work to upgrade an A road.

It depicts Ulpius Cornelius Laelianus, who reigned for about two months in AD269 before he was killed.

The discovery was made during a dig as part of Highways England's £1.5bn scheme to improve the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

Archaeologist Steve Sherlock said the "significant' find was only the second of its kind to be unearthed in England.

Full story :  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-48314102?fbclid=IwAR0_UQFd_cuLlVNW7HTV8GiNhDNs8ZPzVjFdaQKu1lDNRfgRgDhjWrZeLdA
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