When were the coins struck that were found in the Hoxne Hoard?
#107750. Asked by BRY2K. (Aug 06 09 8:24 PM)
The Hoxne Treasure included 15,234 gold and silver coins struck mainly at the western mints of the |
Roman Empire during the late fourth and early fifth centuries. The long-vanished wooden chest
contained 579 gold solidi, 60 silver light miliarenses, at least 14,565 silver siliquae (including
imitations), five silver half-siliquae and 24 bronze coins. The gold coins were all found together in
one area of the treasure, which suggests that they had been kept together in a container or bag of
organic material that had perished. Most of the silver coins, on the other hand, seem to have been
poured into the chest after the other objects had been fitted in, as they were found scattered
indiscriminately over the whole area of the find.
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