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The Largest Pot of Roman Coins found in Britain

Museum of Archaeology: The Frome Hoard

Wednesday 02 October, 1pm
Djanogly Recital Hall

Theatre & Dance
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Free

The Frome Hoard of 52,503 Roman coins was found in April 2010, and dates to the period AD 253-90. Most importantly, the hoard enables a major appraisal of Carausius (AD 286-93), Britain's 'forgotten emperor' a man who defied Rome for ten years. This lecture will tell the story of Carausius, showing how the professional excavation of the hoard provides us with important insights into the reason for the seclusion of the coins. Sam Moorhead, Portable Antiquities and Treasure, British Museum. Following the talk there will be an opportunity to examine the coin collection of the University of Nottingham Museum with Anja Rhode (Derby Museums). Please book your place in advance at the Box Office on 0115 846 7777.