Roman coins found near Overton declared treasure

Started by gash, April 29, 2017, 08:50:13 pm

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A collection of 37 silver Roman coins found near York have been declared treasure at an inquest.

The Overton Hoard was discovered in September 2016 on land near Overton together with fragments of pottery.

Some of the coins date back to 69AD and the reign of the Roman Emperor Vespasian, who oversaw the start of work on the Colosseum in Rome.

The Yorkshire Museum said it had expressed a provisional interest in acquiring the as yet unvalued hoard.

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