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Roman coins are declared treasure

May 26, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Roman Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

The Sentinel. May 25th, 2013 (http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk)

By Hannah Hulme.

TWO collections of Roman coins dating back 2,000 years have been declared treasure.

The hauls of silver denarius were discovered during two separate sweeps of the same North Staffordshire field last year.

The first stash of 13 coins, which date from 69AD to 161AD, was found by a group of six metal detectorists, including Andrew Bellerby, from Biddulph, and John Challinor, from Packmoor on February 20.

And a second discovery of three coins and two coin fragments from around the same period were unearthed by Scott Heeley, of Hednesford, near Cannock, at the same spot on August 19.

Both finds are believed to be part of a larger hoard of 258 coins also unearthed by Mr Heeley in February last year.

Now the latest hauls have been ruled as treasure by coroner Ian Smith at two separate treasure trove inquests held at North Staffordshire Coroner’s Court in Hartshill yesterday.

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