Discovery of coins pushes boundary of Roman England westward

A cache of Roman coins found by metal detectorists has lead to the discovery of a large Roman settlement near Devon, England. This pushes the known boundaries of the Roman empire in England further west.

It has been thought up until now that Exeter was the southwest limit of Roman control. Nnative tribes, notably the Dumnonii, were thought to be so hostile to the Romans that the Romans could not colonise any further.

The coins range in date from 50 AD to 378 AD. Additionally, pottery, roof tiles, and evidence of large scale Roman construction has been found. [photo]