A popular tourist destination in the English county of Der by shire, found the treasure that surprised archaeologists. The cave found 26 coins, which belong to two different cultures: three Roman coins dating from before ’43 n. e., that is, before the Roman invasion of Britain, and 20 gold and silver coins korieltauvov tribe. This is the first time that coins of these two cultures are together.
The first treasure discovered by a local who is interested in mountaineering and went to the next campaign in the neighborhood, when he caught a heavy rain. He took refuge from the rain in a cave and had nothing to do decide to test a small metal detector, which was with him in his backpack. With a metal detector, he found four coins, then turned to the local authorities and the British National Trust.
Archaeologist Rachel Hall of the National Foundation reported that only 26 coins were found, of which three Roman dated before ’43.
Another 20 coins belong to the late Iron Age tribe korieltauvov. Believed that in this era tribe lived much farther to the east with tribal centers in Leicester, Sleaford and Lincoln. Thus, this finding is especially interesting from Derbyshire. Did locate here another center korieltauvov – added Hall.
Korieltauvov tribe in the Late Iron Age, long before the Roman invasion, lived in the East Midlands- between the rivers Trent and Ning. These people are mostly engaged in agriculture, and, apparently, is an alliance of small self-governing tribes. They lived mostly in villages with a few larger tribal centers in cities such as Leicester and Sleaford. By the beginning of Roman rule their capital was Leicester, writes the BBC.
Rachel Hall stressed that the first coins of this period found in the cave, and not outdoors. Tribe coins used more as a status symbol, the indicator of wealth, not a means of exchange. Owner of coins with a purpose hid them in a cave, where the geographical location with respect to known places of settlement of the tribe is also unusual.
Experts from the British Museum and the University of London cleared coins later give them to the local museum Buxton.
Interestingly, the excavations on the site have been conducted in 1959. Then there have been many finds dating from the Neolithic to the middle Ages. However, none of them was not as significant as the present. In addition, there is anecdotal evidence of caches of coins in this cave from 1927.