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Experts discover a treasure trove of finds

Experts discover a treasure trove of finds
trefwoorden: Uk - romeinse tijd - keizer Otho - munten
The ghost of a Roman emperor was conjured up by treasure hunters when Yorkshire Museum, in York, hosted the BBC's Hidden Treasures programme on Saturday.
Among the finds taken in for analysis was a Roman denarius coin, marked with the crest of Emperor Otho, who ruled following Emperor Nero's suicide in AD69.
"There were four men struggling for supremacy at the time and Otho's hold on the title of emperor only lasted a matter of weeks," said expert Simon Holmes.
"As a result, he would not have had many coins cast so it is interesting to discover one has been found in Yorkshire."

Lees verder bij: This Is Norhthalleton (13 oktober 2003)