The discovery of a hoard of ancient coins has called attention to a forgotten emperor…

Mr. David Crisp had traipsed about with his metal detector for over two decades, in the hope of discovering hidden treasure, before in the space of one week he found two rare Roman treasure troves.

One summers afternoon 2010, in a Somerset meadow, David Crisp found 52,000 Romano-British coins, the second-largest such hoard of its kind ever unearthed – and presently on exhibit in the British Museum.

 As Roger Bland, the museum’s head of portable antiquities, says, “This find presents us with the opportunity to put Carausius on the map. Schoolchildren across the country have been studying Roman Britain for decades, but have never been taught about Carausius – our lost emperor.” – Taken from the second article by Alan Clayson

The first linked article below declares the find. The second dsicusses the imporantce of the find to the historical awareness of  Carausius. The third article, the BBC reports.

By Arifa Akbar, Arts Correspondent, The Independent, Friday, 9th July 2010.






By Alan Clayson, The Independent,,Friday, 30th July 2010.






The BBC online, Published Friday, 8th July 2010











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