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Jul10-10, 03:39 PM
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I have to look at this more closely, but this is interesting.

The Roman conquest of Britain began in 43 AD but advance beyond the Humber did not take place until the early 70s AD. This was because the people in the area known as the Brigantes by the Romans became a Roman client state. When their leadership changed becoming more hostile to Rome Roman General Quintus Petillius Cerialis led the Ninth Legion north from Lincoln across the Humber.
from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eboracum#Origins
Eboracum was a fort and city in Roman Britain. It shared the same site as modern York, located in North Yorkshire, England.
Could the coins have arrived earlier than 43 AD, or they were just transported by Roman Ninth Legion under General Quintus Petillius Cerialis?