Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The Frome Hoard

The Frome Hoard is a hoard of 52,503 Roman coins found in April 2010 by Dave Crisp near Frome in Somerset, England.

The coins were contained in a ceramic pot and date from AD 253 to 305. Most of the coins are made from debased silver or bronze. The hoard is one of the largest ever found in Britain, and is also important as it contains the largest group ever found of coins issued during the reign of Carausius, who ruled Britain independently from 286 to 293 and was the first Roman emperor to strike coins in Britain.
After being declared a treasure, the hoard was valued at £320,250 and shared equally between the finder and the land owner.