St Albans Roman gold coin hoard declared treasure

A hoard of Roman gold coins found in Hertfordshire has been confirmed as treasure by the county’s coroner.

The stash, found on private land north of St Albans by a metal detectorist, is believed to be one of the largest Roman gold coin hoards discovered in the UK.

The 159 coins date to the end of the 4th Century AD during the final years of Roman rule in Britain.

The decision means the city’s Verulamium Museum now has the opportunity to buy them.

St Albans Roman gold coin hoard declared treasure

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