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This is pretty cool.

--- Quote ---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

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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!

Very cool.  I wonder how much it's worth (both then and now)? 

OK. Cool.  But, one thing I do not understand.  Why did someone take a giant $hit on them?

Probably some Saxon showing what he thought of civilisation or Rome in general.


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