Roman "savings bank" discovered in Colchester

"What you're looking at is how somebody managed their savings, taking some out and putting some back in probably over a number of years," said Philip Crummy from the Colchester Archaeological Trust about the recent discovery of over 1200 Roman coins in two clay pots.

The coins, which dated to the 3rd century, were found buried beneath a former barracks in Colchester, England. Crummy believes the coins were hidden during times of civil unrest.