Coventry & Warwickshire

Roman silver coins go on display in Warwick

Roman treasure
Image caption The hoard will be on display from Saturday at the museum

A hoard of Roman silver coins which pre-date the birth of Christ are going on show at the Warwickshire Museum.

A Roman pot containing 1,146 silver denarii coins was found by a man using a metal detector in a field on Edge Hill in the county.

The hoard, which dates back to 190 BC, will be on display from Saturday as the museum in Market Square, Warwick, marks its 60th birthday this month.

Warwickshire County Council said public donations helped to put it on show.

The last coin to be added dates to 63/4 AD.

The Roman silver denarii are known as The South Warwickshire Roman Hoard.

Keeper of archaeology at the museum Sara Wear said it had been helped by the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, the Art Fund, the Headley Trust and the local King Henry VIII Charitable Trust as well as public donations.

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