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Roman coin found in northern Norway may redraw historic trade map

January 23, 2020 - General

The Roman coin was found only 15 centimetres deep in the soil; it dates back to the time of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and is the northernmost find of its kind, signalling that trade contacts in the area date back to the Iron Age.

This Roman coin dates from the time of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)
[Credit: Caroline Fredriksen]In just a few days, hobby archaeologist Ben-Harry Johansen found a 2,000-year-old coin and a richly…

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