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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Roman coins haul dug up
Roman coins more
than 2,000 years old have been discovered in Staffordshire in what experts
described today as a significant find.
The silver coins were unearthed by metal
detecting enthusiast father-of-three Scott Heeley, from Hednesford.
At least one of 242 coins bears the head of
Roman politician and military general Mark Antony, the loyal friend of Julius
Experts say it is the most exciting
discovery in the area since the Staffordshire Hoard – a collection of the
largest haul of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found.