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Posted on Monday 19th December

More than 2,000 bronze Roman coins found at a Somerset water treatment works have been donated to a museum.

The coins were unearthed in 2006 by archaeologists at the Maundown water treatment works site near Wiveliscombe.

The 2,118 coins have been donated to the Museum of Somerset in Taunton Castle after cleaning and recording at the British Museum. They will go on display next to the Frome Hoard, the second largest collection of Roman coins found in the UK.

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