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Prehistoric Coins Found in Cave

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by Joe G

Twenty-six gold and silver coins, including three Roman coins, were discovered at Reynard’s Kitchen Cave in Derbyshire, UK.

The three Roman coins pre-date the British invasion in AD 43, while the rest have been attributed to the Corieltavi tribe from the Late Iron Age. This tribe began making coins during the middle of the 1st Century BC. The coins were used as more of a status symbol at this time, rather than for purchasing goods.

While similar coins have been found in fields and other such locations, making the cave discovery a puzzling one for researchers. They suspect someone may have been using the cave as a hiding place for valuables, but may never know whether this is true.

Reynard’s Kitchen has been excavated in the past, and is known to have been used for a variety of purposes over thousands of years. These coins have been cleaned and will be displayed at Buxton Museum later in the year.



Courtesy of Heritage Daily

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