Rare Roman treasure found in Colchester excavation

Valuable Roman jewellery found in archaeological dig

The jewellery as it was found on site at Williams and Grififn in Colchester

Emma Holloway from the Colchester Archaeological Trust with the jewellery

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A WEALTHY Roman woman's jewellery has been found during excavations in Colchester.

The remarkable find is thought to be one of the finest of its kind ever discovered in Britain.

Archaeologists believe it may have been buried for safe keeping before the town was destroyed by Boadicea's marauding armies.

The cache of jewellery, found by Colchester Archaeological Trust at Williams and Griffin department store, includes three gold armlets, a silver chain necklace, two silver bracelets, a silver armlet and a small bag of coins.

There was also a small jewellery box containing two sets of gold earrings and four gold finger rings.

For more on this story, see tomorrow's Gazette.

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11:07pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Simon Taylor says...

Very exciting. A great find!
Very exciting. A great find! Simon Taylor
  • Score: 6

3:18pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Shrubendlad says...

Yes well -Wendy Bradings friend Sir Bob Russell knows all about the mad Norfolk Queen. She (Boudicea that is )is one of his heroines.
Yes well -Wendy Bradings friend Sir Bob Russell knows all about the mad Norfolk Queen. She (Boudicea that is )is one of his heroines. Shrubendlad
  • Score: -3

5:54pm Fri 5 Sep 14

stevedawson says...

Poinient sad insight to terrorists in Roman Britain.the poor lady was probably burnt to death in the temple to claudius.
Poinient sad insight to terrorists in Roman Britain.the poor lady was probably burnt to death in the temple to claudius. stevedawson
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Harry.Brown says...

stevedawson wrote:
Poinient sad insight to terrorists in Roman Britain.the poor lady was probably burnt to death in the temple to claudius.
And so the stupid arrogant c*w should have been, I mean they brought toilets to try to civilise the heathens then look what happened squabbling over the loo roll, I suppose nothing much has changed even these days, we've gone back to bush ?
What make me really laugh is the Look East TV report the other night its all hush and kept quiet why ?
Treasure Trove by any chance ?
They say money goes to money, right underneath Willy Gees hey ?
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: Poinient sad insight to terrorists in Roman Britain.the poor lady was probably burnt to death in the temple to claudius.[/p][/quote]And so the stupid arrogant c*w should have been, I mean they brought toilets to try to civilise the heathens then look what happened squabbling over the loo roll, I suppose nothing much has changed even these days, we've gone back to bush ? What make me really laugh is the Look East TV report the other night its all hush and kept quiet why ? Treasure Trove by any chance ? They say money goes to money, right underneath Willy Gees hey ? Harry.Brown
  • Score: 1

11:00pm Fri 5 Sep 14

BLANK SPACE says...

Just wanted to say that I think Williams & Griffin is a terrible shop, overpriced and overhyped. Don't worry about a rebuild.
Just wanted to say that I think Williams & Griffin is a terrible shop, overpriced and overhyped. Don't worry about a rebuild. BLANK SPACE
  • Score: -1

7:38am Sat 6 Sep 14

Longinus says...

Yes, it is treasure trove and Williams and Griffin have donated the find to the nation.
Yes, it is treasure trove and Williams and Griffin have donated the find to the nation. Longinus
  • Score: 1

8:39pm Sat 6 Sep 14

Over G says...

Longinus wrote:
Yes, it is treasure trove and Williams and Griffin have donated the find to the nation.
You Mean Fenwicks ?

D*ck H*ad !
[quote][p][bold]Longinus[/bold] wrote: Yes, it is treasure trove and Williams and Griffin have donated the find to the nation.[/p][/quote]You Mean Fenwicks ? D*ck H*ad ! Over G
  • Score: -3

1:48pm Sun 7 Sep 14

Jess Jephcott says...

Cowards hide behind pseudonyms.
Cowards hide behind pseudonyms. Jess Jephcott
  • Score: 1

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