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The mystery of the Fetter Lane hoard

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In 1908 workmen excavating foundations for a house in Fetter Lane (City of London) found 46 coins in a pot. The Rev’d FD Ringrose purchased the hoard and published an account in 1911 but focussed on describing the coins rather than the circumstances of the find. By the time the coins were bequeathed to the British Museum in 1914, there was no trace of the pot and no description of it either. There is no full account of exactly how the hoard was found and whilst Roman hoards are often uncovered in Britain (for example the Didcot, Hoxne and Beau Street hoards), the Fetter Lane hoard remains something of a mystery...

 

...via the British Museum

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Interesting article.

 

One can only wonder how, when, and why these cool Alexandrian tetradrachms traveled thousands of miles to end up in London.

 

 

 

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That is a very interesting article.

I know that in the shipwreck of La Belle, a French ship that sunk off the Texas coast in 1684, archeologists discovered a Roman denarius from the reign of Tiberius Caesar.

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