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Silver coin dating to 211 BC is oldest piece of Roman money ever found in Britain

January 31, 2010

A 2,221-year-old silver coin dug up as part of a hoard is the oldest piece of Roman money ever found in Britain.
Dating from 211 BC and found near the Leicestershire village of Hallaton, the coin was uncovered with 5,000 other coins, a helmet and a decorated bowl.

Unearthed in 2000 by a metal detectorist, staff at the nearby Harborough Museum have only just realised its significance.

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