Buried in the ground for over 1700 years in a field near Spilsby, the Roman Coin hoard found by Detectorists are now to go on display in Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
The hoard was originally discovered in 2014 by metal detecting hobbyists and later purchased by the London Mint Office. A company renowned for being at the centre of British coin collecting.
Consisting of mainly bronze coins the hoard would have been buried in around 340 AD. Some of the Roman coins feature the emperor Constantine the great and the majority of the Roman coins were minted at Lyon, Arles and Trier. Some were even minted in the ancient Rome cities of Aquileia and Siscia.
The Managing Director of the London Mint said “It’s a very rare thing for a secret hoard to be found, complete. This one remained hidden for many centuries”
A handful of coins will be chosen to be donated to local Spilsby schools to support the educational curriculum on the Roman Empire and will be used as a source to help the students better understand why the Empire was significant.
The hoard can now be found on display in Lincoln at the collection museum. The hoard tells a fantastic story from the time it was buried right the way through to it’s discovery.