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Time Team

Season 16 Episode 1

Friars Wash, Hertfordshire

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Aired Sunday 5:45 PM Jan 04, 2009 on Channel 4

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    • Mark: Helen, I hear there has been some excitement over here.
      Helen: yes, we've got a lot of bronze coins, As you know if there is more than 10 bronze coins from a single find we need to report them under the 1996 Treasure Act. So what I want to know from you though, do you think they represent a horde? Have they gone into the ground together?
      Mark: Let's have a look. We've got two late third century coins, we've got one of the early 320's, the majority are all between 330 and 340, and there's is one that we can't identify yet until it's been conserved and cleaned. In my opinion, that's a deliberate group deposit. It's a horde
      Helen: That means presumably it's gone into the ground as an offering, not as a bank to keep safe but as we're at a temple, as an offering?
      Mark: Oh I think in this context yes, as a deliberate group offering and it's the kind of thing you expect to find in a temple site, and we've got one.
      Helen: Brilliant

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