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How they coined it in 2,000 years ago

How they coined it in 2,000 years ago
trefwoorden: Kelten - romeinse tijd - ijzertijd - muntslaan
The discovery in Hampshire of a 2,000-year-old die has provided valuable evidence about coin production in Britain before the Roman invasion.
The ancient die, used to stamp the design on gold coins in the Iron Age, was found near Alton. A member of the public handed it to the county museums and archives service whose staff immediately recognised it as something special.
Kay Ainsworth, keeper of archaeology, sent it to the curator for Iron Age Coins at the British Museum, who confirmed her belief that the object was indeed the genuine article, dating to around 100BC.
However, early analysis of the die at the British Museum suggests that it may have been made by a forger. It is only the second pre-Roman coin-die found in Britain.
The design engraved on the die is a galloping horse, a widely-recognised symbol of wealth and power in ancient Britain, and a common motif on Celtic coins.

Lees verder bij: This is Winchester (27 augustus 2003)