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Treasure of the British Museum: Iron Age Coin Hoard

A prehistoric coin hoard Iron Age, early 1st century AD  East Leicestershire, England Britain’s biggest hoard of prehistoric coins.  They found more than twelve hoards of gold and silver coins, preserved in burial pits. Most were struck by the Corieltauvi, an Iron Age tribe occupying the area about 2,000 years ago. Others are of the Iron Age king Cunobelin, known as ‘Britannorum Rex’ (King of the Britons).   © Trustees of the British Museum

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