Archaeologists find treasure trove in Roman pot during roadworks near The Hague

the hague treasureArchaeologists have discovered a hoard of silver coins, bracelets and a brooch in a Roman pot during road works in The Hague.

The pot was found during excavations for a new connection between Ypenburg and The Hague’s ring road and close to the site where remains of a Roman villa were found earlier.

Over the centuries, the treasure had solidified into a single mass but experts were able to separate it to reveal coins from the time of Nero, Marcus Aurelius and Otho – who only reigned for three months in AD 69.

The treasure is on show from Tuesday at the The Hague’s history museum Haags Historisch Museum.

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