Late Roman solidi
- Art Funded
- Each 2.1 cm diameter
- Art Fund grant
- £1,000 (Total: £1,400)
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport
They represent the last offical Roman coinage to enter Britain, and have a very high gold content, evidence of the wealth present in Lincoln in the Late Roman period. They were probably buried as a hoard in the AD 390s, which may have been the only sure way of keeping such valuable objects secure in a time of strife and uncertainty.
Discovered near Lincoln by a metal detector user in 2005 and declared Treasure in 2005.
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