Suffolk Roman gold and silver coins declared treasure
published on 15 February 2012
The discovery of Roman gold and silver coins on farmland in Suffolk suggests "relatively high status people" lived in the area, an archaeologist has said. A father and son found the coins near Mildenhall, in Suffolk Fifteen silver coins and one gold... [continue reading]
Posted by archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com on February 15, 2012, 12:30.
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