Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Treasure excavated during roadworks

A treasure trove was discovered by Hague archeologists during excavations for a new road. The treasure was found as a large clump of metal in a Roman pot. Once the clump was taken apart, it appeared to contain all kinds of items dating from the Roman period. The items include:
107 Roman silver denari dating from Nero to Marcus Aurelius
3 pairs of silver bracelets
A large silver-plated coat pin
Glass beads probably belonging to a necklace.
This treasure trove has doubled the number of Roman coins found in The Hague. It is possible that somebody buried the treasure on purpose, possibly as an offering or because of impending danger like an attack.

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