David Crisp with metal-detector
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Hoard of Roman coins to stay in Somerset

The largest ever collection of Roman coins found in Britain in one pot will stay in the county where it was unearthed.

The Museum of Somerset has raised £320,250 to keep the Frome Hoard. There had been fears it would go to London.

The coins, which date back over 1,700 years, were found last year by metal-detectorist Dave Crisp.

Jon Kay reports.

  • 21 Mar 2011
  • From the section UK
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