Early Republican Denarius found in Britain

It was either brought by a Roman soldier after the invasion - it is very worn, and coins could stay in circulation for centuries since their value lay in their metal content
or ...
It came to Britain in the late third century BC, as a result of trade. The Greeks had traded with Britain, originally via the Carthaginian colonies; Cornish tin was a key component of those Greek bronzes we so admire.

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

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Dorothy. This is an interesting article for numismatists. Glad you are blogging again!


    Peter Tompa


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