2,000 year old coins found in Leicestershire
|The coins date back to the Iron Age [Credit: Leicestershire County Council]|
It is thought that they were made in Northern France, between 60-50 BC, suggesting that people living in Leicestershire had contact with their French counterparts.
A close up of the coins found in Leicestershire Credit: Leicestershire County Council
|A close up of the coins found in Leicestershire [Credit: Leicestershire County Council]|
According to Wendy Scott, Finds Liaison Officer at the county council, coins are rare so far North, meaning their discovery carries much significance.
The coins will go on display at the Harborough Museum from Tuesday 17th July, where they will sit alongside the Hallaton Treasure.
Source: ITV News [July 13, 2012]