Thanks to a good metal detectorist and a swift response by British Museum archaeologists, all English Iron Age aficionados can now enjoy and study a hoard of 824 indigenous gold stater coins, buried in AD 15 or shortly thereafter. The hoard was in a plain pottery vessel, buried in a rectilinear cultic structure near Wickham Market, Suffolk. It’s the largest Iron Age gold coin hoard reported from Britain since 1849.
In Sweden, we don’t have a single coin deposited at such an early date, and it wouldn’t surprise me if the Danes don’t either (though they do have other very cool imports of the period).
Via Archaeology Daily, with thanks to Reggae Roger for the heads-up.