Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Celtic coins unearthed in Jersy belong to Julius Caesar army

The hoard of Iron Age silver and gold coins excavated in the British most southerly Island of Jersy have been identified to date back to Julius Caesar's invading army.

Neil Mahrer, an expert from Jersey Heritage, said Europe's largest hoard of Iron Age coins unearthed in Jersey last week is a 1st Century BCE treasure.

According to the examining research, the coins are believed to date back to the year 50 BCE when the armies of Julius Caesar were advancing north-westwards through France, driving the tribal communities towards the coast.

To find a safe place away from Caesar's campaigns, some of them would have crossed the sea toward Jersey and stored their wealth by hiding it in a secret place.

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