Rare Roman coin found

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An ancient Roman coin was found when Soham Heritage and Tourism group marked an archaeology anniversary by scanning the town with metal detectors last Saturday.

The group, with Hereward Searchers Metal Detector Club, went in search of lost items and found the coin that dates back to the reign of Marcus Aurelius from 161-180.

Other finds included three bullets, an old bronze dish and another coin yet to be identified.

The hunt took place during the 24th annual festival of archaeology which runs until July 27.