This page cannot be viewed in frames

Go to page

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Man with metal detector found coins from Roman times

This post is also available in: Polish (polski)

Man with metal detector found coins from Roman times
Man with metal detector found coins from Roman times

In the small village of Kelshall, located between London and Cambridge, in 2015, a man, while exploring the earth with a metal detector, found a unique specimen: a very well-preserved tomb from Roman times, in which unique artefacts were found – including bronze jugs, coins, mosaic pieces and studs from a pair of shoes.

One of the coins shows Trajan, while the other probably served as payment to Charon. The finds date back to around 200 CE. The tomb (1.9 x 1.6 meters) probably belonged to a wealthy inhabitant. Scientists investigating the area also found remains of a nearby building, probably a sanctuary or temple.


IMPERIUM ROMANUM needs your support!

If you like the content that I collect on the website and that I share on social media channels I will be grateful for the support. Even the smallest amounts will allow me to pay for further corrections, improvements on the site and pay the server.



Find out more!

Check your curiosity and learn something new about the ancient world of the Romans. By clicking on the link below, you will be redirected to a random entry.

Random curiosity

Random curiosity

Discover secrets of ancient Rome!

If you want to be up to date with newest articles on website and discoveries from the world of ancient Rome, subscribe to the newsletter, which is sent each Saturday.

Subscribe to newsletter!

Subscribe to newsletter

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: