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    DescriptionOn 9 April 2010, Dave Crisp found 21 coins while metal detecting on farmland near Frome. Two days later, he returned to the site and discovered a huge pot filled with more coins. Archaeologists believe the hoard will rewrite the history books. One of the most important aspects of the hoard is that it contains a large group of coins of Carausius, who ruled Britain independently from AD 286 to AD 293 and who was the first Roman emperor ever to strike coins in Britain. The hoard contains more than 760 of his coins, making it the largest group ever found. Among these coins are five rare examples of his silver denarii, the only coins of their type being struck anywhere in the Roman Empire at the time. This accessible book is written by experts from the British Museum and the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Packed with photography of the coins as well as images of the hoard in situ, this book will shed new light on 3rd-century Roman Britain. "This find presents us with an opportunity to put Carausius on the map. School children across the country have been studying Roman Britain for decades, but are never taught about Carausius - our lost British emperor." (Roger Bland).

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    The Frome Hoard
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Bland, By (author) Sam Moorhead, By (author) Anna Booth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 189 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714123349
    ISBN 10: 071412334X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEWS
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS002010
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    DC22: 936.2383
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKEWS
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    LC classification: CJ893.F76 M66 2010
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    Thema V1.0: NK, NHD, NKD
    Illustrations note
    50 col illus
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    Publication date
    06 January 2011
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    Author Information
    Sam Moorhead is National Finds Adviser for Iron Age and Roman coins in the department of Portable Antiquities and Treasure at the British Museum. Anna Booth is Somerset County Council's Finds Liaison Officer, and worked on the excavation of the hoard. Roger Bland is Head of Portable Antiquities and Treasure at the British Museum. He is the co-author of The Staffordshire Hoard (British Museum Press).
    Table of contents
    1 Discovery and Excavation 2 Conservation and Study 3 Circumstances of the Burial 4 Content of the Hoard 5 Carausius 6 Other coin hoards in Britain 7 The Siliqua Hoard 8 The Wider Area 9 What Happens Next? Timeline