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Ancient forger's coin die found

Ancient forger's coin die found
trefwoorden: UK - ijzertijd - gietvorm - munten - 1e eeuw BCE
An ancient British coin die - used to create the design on gold coins in the Iron Age - has been found in Hampshire.
The discovery near Alton is only the second time a pre-Roman or Celtic coin-die has been found in Britain. It was uncovered by a member of the public who handed it over to local museums staff.
They sent it to the Curator for Iron Age Coins at the British Museum, who confirmed that the object was genuine, dating from about 100BC.
Early analysis of the die suggests that it may have been made by a forger producing imitation gold coins for his or her own purposes.

Lees verder bij: BBC News (16 augustus 2003)