A newspaper article from nearly 250 years ago! From the Middlesex Journal London, May 17th – 19th 1770.
“A few days ago, while some labourers were employed in sinking a well at Blantyre in Scotland, they dug up a couple of copper vessels full of antique Roman silver coins, struck in the reign of Augustus.”
The old Roman coins were found by labourers sinking a well at Priestfield in High Blantyre. Local historian Gordon Cook shared these photos, adding they may have been similar to those found.
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