Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Stash of Roman coins found at UK building site
A groundwork contractor stumbled across 1,700-year-old Roman coins when he was working in Yeovil.
Stash of Roman coins found at UK building site Selection of Roman coins discovered at the Yeovil building site [Credit: Central Somerset Gazette]
Mark Copsey, who had been working on a building site for under a week, went to reverse the bulldozer he was driving and saw something strange in the soil, an inquest heard.
"I was stripping sub soil and I looked behind and noticed a green cloth," he said.
Mr Copsey got out of the bulldozer to investigate and discovered a broken pot and some coins on March 20, 2013.
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