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Treasure trove of Roman coins dug up in Tarvin

Grosvenor Museum have expressed interest in taking the find

Roman coins like the treasure trove found in Tarvin(Image: Tim McGuinness)

A treasure trove of Roman coins was dug up and left on the landowner’s doorstep in Tarvin.

A foreign metal detectorist made the find in February and has since left the country.

An inquest was held to determine whether the discovery would be deemed as treasure at Warrington Town Hall on September 27.

A total of 13 copper alloy coins were handed over to the British Museum to inspect.

Little is known about the finder, who did not attend the inquest, and why they chose to kindly leave their prize find.

Coroner Dr Janet Napier presided at the hearing.

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She said: “We do not know who the finder is or anything about him.

“We also can’t say where he found it otherwise we would have thousands of people going down there.”

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British Museum curator of Roman coins Richard Abdy revealed the landowner believed the find was made near a Roman road running through his fields.

The evidence also pointed to them being found together rather than separately.

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Eight of the coins were thought to come from the Constantinian era, one from the Valentinian and the rest could not be identified.

Engravings on them included ‘Glorio Romanum’.

Grosvenor Museum

The Grosvenor Museum is said to have expressed an interest in taking the coins.

Their Minted: Making Money and Meaning exhibition ends next month after being open since July.

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