Thought this might be of interest. Roman (?) coins found near River Slaney in County Wexford - for sale on eBay here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Unknown-Roman-Coin-good-condition-Found-near-Slaney-River-Co-Wexford-Ireland-/280822290990?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4162501a2e#ht_500wt_1202
What to do?
Does anyone know what they are ?
No info as yet.
Should be interesting though, if they're genuine.
It is hard to make out anything definite, but I would make a stab at the emperors Florianus (276 AD), Septimus (193 AD) and Claudius (54 AD).
A fairly wide ranging group of Roman coins to find on the banks of the Slaney.
I think if they are genuine the National Museum would be interested in hearing about them. For legal reasons.
What would they normally be worth ?
Were there many hoards found in Ireland and what is the law.
Also, are there forgeries out there ?
I didn't think roman coins were that rare ?
Contacted them yesterday morning.
They were most grateful - resources are not exactly overflowing at the National Museum in the present climate.
They simply do not have the staff to monitor all the possible exits for Irish artefacts, so extra eyes and ears would be welcome.
Big thanks to JD for spotting it and posting up.
If anyone else is aware of 'things' lined up to leave the country like this, they can give the museum a call at 01 6777444.
Do you mean me?
Good on you Slowburner. Great follow-up. Yes, Irish Law is quite specific on both the export and even the random 'finding' of ancient artifacts.
Declares MarchDub a National Treasure
* bows head reverently*
Shhh...Well OK but please don't reveal which bog they found me in
This Irish eBayer also has some dubious looking items for sale.
We should probably start a separate thread for this but I haven't the energy.
Fair play to you JD. Appreciate it.
One thing about this seller is worrying, how does a metal detector pick up flint?
God only knows what damage was done in the process of digging this up.