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Traprain Treasure

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In 1919, Alexander Ormiston Curle recovered a hoard of silver plate. Consisting of over 24 kg (53 lb) of sliced-up Roman era silver, the discovery was made in a pit within the boundary of the settlement earlier uncovered. Four Gallic coins were discovered with the hoard; one of the emperor Valens, three of Arcadius and one of Honorius, which dates the find to some point in the fifth century AD after the Romans had left Britain. The quality of some of the items suggests that they may have come from as far afield as Rome, Ravenna, or possibly Antioch or Constantinople.[


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