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Title: 30K Roman Coins Found in UK
Post by: LongBlade on March 27, 2012, 07:38:18 AM
This is pretty cool.

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One of the largest collections of Roman coins -- over 30,000 silver pieces -- has been recovered in England from the building site of a new hotel in Bath, just 450 feet from the historic Roman Baths.

Known as the Beau Street Hoard, from the street where they have been unearthed, the coins date to 270 A.D., a time of great upheaval when the western Roman empire was threatened by civil war and barbarian invasion.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/27/hoard-roman-coins-found-in-england/?intcmp=features#ixzz1qK9wqITh
Title: Re: 30K Roman Coins Found in UK
Post by: W8taminute on March 27, 2012, 08:50:25 AM
That's a very interesting find.  Just goes to show you that even though we're separated by centuries, mankind still thinks the same way during times of crisis. 

Wouldn't it be really cool if the man who discovered this stash was somehow related to the man who buried it in the first place.  Talk about inheritance!
Title: Re: 30K Roman Coins Found in UK
Post by: Martok on March 27, 2012, 04:20:47 PM
Very cool.  I wonder how much it's worth (both then and now)? 


Title: Re: 30K Roman Coins Found in UK
Post by: Jarhead0331 on March 27, 2012, 04:46:28 PM
OK. Cool.  But, one thing I do not understand.  Why did someone take a giant $hit on them?
Title: Re: 30K Roman Coins Found in UK
Post by: besilarius on March 27, 2012, 05:01:32 PM
Probably some Saxon showing what he thought of civilisation or Rome in general.
Title: Re: 30K Roman Coins Found in UK
Post by: LongBlade on March 27, 2012, 07:07:34 PM
OK. Cool.  But, one thing I do not understand.  Why did someone take a giant $hit on them?

Go back to basic escape and evasion techniques: you hide where the enemy doesn't want to go.

Chances are the poor dude hid his stash, then got whacked, never to return to it. Considering it stayed hidden for nearly two millennia he gets a B+ in my book.
Title: Re: 30K Roman Coins Found in UK
Post by: W8taminute on March 27, 2012, 07:35:01 PM
OK. Cool.  But, one thing I do not understand.  Why did someone take a giant $hit on them?

Go back to basic escape and evasion techniques: you hide where the enemy doesn't want to go.

Chances are the poor dude hid his stash, then got whacked, never to return to it. Considering it stayed hidden for nearly two millennia he gets a B+ in my book.

B+?  Well I guess if he made it to a full two millenia he'd get the A.  :)
Title: Re: 30K Roman Coins Found in UK
Post by: LongBlade on March 27, 2012, 07:48:19 PM
B+?  Well I guess if he made it to a full two millenia he'd get the A.  :)

No. If we never found it he'd get an A.

You've gotta work in my class ;)
Title: Re: 30K Roman Coins Found in UK
Post by: W8taminute on March 27, 2012, 07:54:16 PM
B+?  Well I guess if he made it to a full two millenia he'd get the A.  :)

No. If we never found it he'd get an A.

You've gotta work in my class ;)

Roger that.  I'm a fast learner.
Title: Re: 30K Roman Coins Found in UK
Post by: Jarhead0331 on March 27, 2012, 08:56:12 PM
OK. Cool.  But, one thing I do not understand.  Why did someone take a giant $hit on them?

Go back to basic escape and evasion techniques: you hide where the enemy doesn't want to go.

Chances are the poor dude hid his stash, then got whacked, never to return to it. Considering it stayed hidden for nearly two millennia he gets a B+ in my book.

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Title: Re: 30K Roman Coins Found in UK
Post by: Martok on March 28, 2012, 04:22:56 AM
^  For as much as I admire Christopher Walken, I still don't any silver pieces if they've been up his ass.