Silver coin unearthed in Britain is oldest piece of Roman money

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London, January 30 (ANI): Reports indicate that a slightly worn silver coin dug up in a field is the oldest piece of Roman money found in Britain, dating back to 211 BC.

According to a report in the Times, the coin was found near the Leicestershire village of Hallaton.

One side depicts the goddess Roma, while the mythical twins Castor and Pollux ride galloping horses on the reverse.

The coin, a denarius, was identified at Harborough Museum, where it is on display, after it was unearthed in 2000.

It may have arrived with an invading Roman soldier after 43 AD, but some archaeologists speculate that such coins entered Britain before the conquest through trade or diplomacy. (ANI)

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